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The Complete Short Stories of Oscar Wilde

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For the first time in one volume, this complete collection of all the short fiction Oscar Wilde published contains such social and literary parodies as "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime" and "The Canterville Ghost;" such well-known fairy tales as "The Happy Prince," "The Young King," and "The Fisherman and his Soul;" an imaginary portrait of the dedicatee of Shakespeare's Sonnet ...more
Paperback, dover classics, 196 pages
Published 2006 by Dover Publications,inc.
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Ana Rînceanu
Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime - Lord Arthur Savile, is introduced by Lady Windermere to Mr Septimus R. Podgers, a chiromantist, who reads his palm and tells him that it is his destiny to be a murderer. (4 stars)

The Sphinx without a Secret - When Lord Muchison catches sight of a mysterious and beautiful lady in a carriage on London's Bond Street, he is captivated and spends the next few days on the lookout for her again. (3 stars)

The Canterville Ghost - (3
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Manab
Aug 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
বেড়ে লাগছে।
ওয়াইলডের একটা বৈশিষটয একটু পরকট, আপনি সচরাচর পুরুষ চরিতরের এত উদদীপক বরণনা পাবেন না, বিশেষত দৈহিক। ডোরিয়ান গরে-র কষেতরে এমনটা ছিলো, এখানেও দেখা গেছে বারবার।
কিনতু আরো পরকট বৈশিষটয, আমার মনে হয়েছে তার সৌনদরযযবোধ। ইংরেজি যতখানি পড়েছি, ওয়াইলডের ভাষা আমার পড়া সেরাগুলির একটা হবে।
লরড আরথার সযাভিলের শেষ গলপ বাদে বাকী তিনখান, সুখী রাজকুমারের সব কয়টা, ডালিমবাড়ির মাঝের দুইটা, বিশেষ করে জনমদিনেরটা অসাধারণ, অসাধারণ। শেষের পাঁচটা গদযকাবয (গলপই ত বোধ হলো), এরাও অসাধারণ ঠেকেছে আমার কাছে, দিবযি।
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Ben Loory
Mar 18, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ben by: mo
i don't think i've ever used the word "exquisite" before, especially in relation to anyone's writing, but the writing in these stories really is exquisite. the stories themselves are flawlessly conceived and executed; every other line a perfect quotable paradox. my only complaint is that it all got a little claustrophobic after all. so perfect, so finely-wrought, so heartbreakingly sad, so clever... it was all just a little bit too just-so. there are no car chases, no fistfights, no people yelli ...more
Esma Tezgi
Nov 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Toplu Öyküler genel olarak güzel bir kitaptı, bazı hikayeleri çok sevdim, bazılarını ise sevdiğimi pek söyleyemem. Benim öykü türü ile aram pek iyi değil, seviyorum ama uzunca roman okumak öncelikli tercihim. Kitap güzeldi, ince taşlamalar, zekice ayrıntılar vardı ancak çok iyi bulmadım ben, biraz eksik yönleri vardı öykülerin. Özellikle sona doğru yer alan hikayeler fazla masalsı ve çocuk yaştaki insanlara uygundu. Yine de Oscar Wilde'ın öykülerini okumak isteyenlere tavsiye ederim. Zaten kitab ...more
F.R.
Jun 08, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve always had a suspicion that Oscar Wilde is a prime example of style over substance. Yes the writing is arch and clever, the epigrams are well crafted and plentiful – but is there really anything else there? Is his fiction merely just an excuse for Oscar to show off his brilliant intelligence and keen wit? Is there much else going on behind that?

It’s something I raise knowing I’ll never reach a satisfactory answer, but this collection does contain examples for both the defence and the prose
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an ocean of passions
Me ha encantado,si tengo que destacar uno de los cuentos es sin duda, el pescador y su alma, es mi favorito, Óscar Wilde me ha hecho reflexionar y soñar despierta al mismo tiempo, estoy ya pensando en una relectura
Izzy
Jun 09, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2017
3.5

Loved the first and last story the most
Furqan
Although, I prefer Wilde's plays over his stories, this is a splendid collection of Wilde's short fiction. The stories written for children are my most favourite ones. They all are brilliantly crafted and achingly sweet, ending on a rather melancholy note. As you would expect from children stories, they all contain some kind of moral lessons, most of them promoting Christian values of self-sacrifice, charity, love and friendship. Often I had my heart in my mouth whenever a beautiful phrase or sc ...more
Hannah
Jun 04, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fairy tales lovers
Recommended to Hannah by: school
Plot: Oscar Wilde’s complete short stories is exactly what it sounds like on the cover. It is a variety of stories following different narratives, all of which have a key focus on morals and teachings. Appearing to make them designed for children rather than adults. The stories all vary in length with some being 1 or 2 pages long and others such as the happy prince were longer with more detail. The happy prince was properly my favourite story as the morals were so prominent with the focus point ...more
Laurel
Sep 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great stories made all the better by Frank Muller's excellent audio narration. Loved the mix of eeriness along with Wilde's classic, clever humor.
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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 ...more
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