The Complete Works Of Oscar Wilde (volume 5); Together With Essays And Stories By Lady Wilde

Paperback | December 31, 2011

byOscar Wilde

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1910. Excerpt: ... SALOME. Scene--A great terrace in the Palace of Herod, set above the banqueting-hall. Some soldiers are leaning over the balcony. To the right there is a gigantic staircase, tc the left, at the back, an old cistern surrounded by a wall of green bronze. The moon is shining very brightly. THE YOUNG SYRIAN How beautiful is the Princess Salome tonight! THE PAGE OP HERODIAS Look at the moon. How strange the moon seems! She is like a woman rising from a tomb. She is like a dead woman. One might fancy she was looking for dead things. 9 THE YOUNG SYRIAN She has a strange look. She is like a little princess who wears a yellow veil, and whose feet are of silver. She is like a princess who has little white doves for feet. One might fancy she was dancing. THE PAGE OP HERODIAS She is like a woman who is dead. She moves very slowly. [Noise in the banqueting-hdll.] FIRST SOLDIER What an uproar! Who are those wild beasts howling? SECOND SOLDIBR The Jews. They are always like that. They are disputing about their religion. FIRST SOLDIER Why do they dispute about their religion? SECOND SOLDIER I cannot tell. They are always doing it. The Pharisees, for instance, say that there are angels, and the Sadducees declare that angels do not exist. FIRST SOLDIER I think it is ridiculous to dispute about such things. THE YOUNG SYRIAN How beautiful is the Princess Salome tonight! THE PAGE OP HERODIAS You are always looking at her. You look at her too much. It is dangerous to look at people in such fashion. Something terrible may happen. THE YOUNG SYRIAN She is very beautiful to-night. FIRST SOLDIER The Tetrarch has a sombre aspect. SECOND SOLDIER Yes; he has a sombre aspect. FIRST SOLDIER He is looking at something. SECOND SOLDIER He is looking at some one. FIRST SOLDIER At whom is he looking? SECOND SOLDIER 2 c...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1910. Excerpt: ... SALOME. Scene--A great terrace in the Palace of Herod, set above the banqueting-hall. Some soldiers are leaning over the balcony. To the right there is a ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:December 31, 2011Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217073387

ISBN - 13:9780217073387

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