The Portable Oscar Wilde: Revised Edition

Paperback | July 30, 1981

byOscar WildeEditorStanley WeintraubIntroduction byRichard Aldington

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Includes the following works: Novels—The Portrait of Dorian Gray; Plays—Salome and The Importance of Being Earnest; Writings—De Profundis, Critic as Artist, and Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Very Young; and selections from Lady Windermere's Fan, An Ideal Husband, and A Woman of No Importance.

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Author of novels, poems, plays and essays, Oscar Wilde takes a place among James Joyce, W.B. Yeats and George Bernard Shaw as one of the great figures in Irish literature - and as one of the greatest wits ever to write in the English language. The Portable Oscar Wilde brings together some of his greatest work, including The Importance ...

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Includes the following works: Novels—The Portrait of Dorian Gray; Plays—Salome and The Importance of Being Earnest; Writings—De Profundis, Critic as Artist, and Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Very Young; and selections from Lady Windermere's Fan, An Ideal Husband, and A Woman of No Importance.

Flamboyant man-about-town, Oscar Wilde had a reputation that preceded him, especially in his early career. He was born to a middle-class Irish family (his father was a surgeon) and was trained as a scholarship boy at Trinity College, Dublin. He subsequently won a scholarship to Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was heavily influenced ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:752 pages, 7.8 × 5.2 × 1.5 inPublished:July 30, 1981Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140150935

ISBN - 13:9780140150933

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Table of Contents

Introduction by Richard Aldington and Stanley Weintraub
Some Dates in the Life of Oscar Wilde

The Critic as Artist

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Salomé

The Importance of Being Earnest

De Profundis

Poems, Poems in Prose, and a Fairy Tale
Hélas!
From Ave Imperatrix
Requiescat
From The Burden of Itys
From Charmides
Symphony in Yellow
The Harlot's House
On the Sale by Auction of Keats' Love Letters
Portia: Written at the Lyceum Theatre
The Ballad of Reading Gaol
The Selfish Giant

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From A Bevy of Poets
From Pleasing and Prattling
From A "Jolly" Art Critic
From A Cheap Edition of a Great Man
From The Poets' Corner, III
From The Poets' Corner, V
From Poetry and Prison

Letters from Oscar Wilde
to Mrs. George Lewis
to Mrs. Bernard Beere
to Robert H. Sherard
to Constance Lloyd Wilde
to the Editor of the Scots Observer
to Bernard Shaw
to the Editor of the Times
to Grace Hawthorne
to Lord Alfred Douglas
to Robert Ross
to Lord Alfred Douglas
to the Home Secretary
to Carlos Blacker
to Reginald Turner
to Leonard Smithers
to Robert Ross

Wildean Wit from the Other Comedies
I. From Lady Windermere's Fan
II. From A Woman of No Importance
III. From An Ideal Husband

Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young

From Our Editors

Author of novels, poems, plays and essays, Oscar Wilde takes a place among James Joyce, W.B. Yeats and George Bernard Shaw as one of the great figures in Irish literature - and as one of the greatest wits ever to write in the English language. The Portable Oscar Wilde brings together some of his greatest work, including The Importance of Being Earnest, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Lady Windermere`s Fan and An Ideal Husband. Essential reading for any admirer of the written word.