Plays, Prose Writings And Poems
by Oscar Wilde
The ebullient evangelist of irony, Wilde preached his gospel of wit and aestheticism to a public at once outraged and enchanted. This volume incorporates much of Wilde's best writing: The Picture of Dorian Gray; essays "The Soul of Man Under Socialism" and "The Critic as Artist"; his two best comedies, Lady Windmere's Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest; and his poem T...more
Published November 26th 1991 by Everyman's Library
(first published January 1st 1930)
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What's not to love about this beautiful collection of Wilde's work? Oscar Wilde of course is rather a genius, and his life tragically of his time. I haven't read all of this wonderful tome, but love to dip in and read, to read something new, or reread an old favourite like The Importance of Being Earnest. I most recently read, and was bowled over by, The Picture of Dorian Gray. Amazing.
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet and author of numerous short stories and one novel. Known for his biting wit, and a plentitude of aphorisms, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being E...moreMore about Oscar Wilde...