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Oscar Wilde (Selected Works series) [Hardcover]

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These volumes represent each author's best and most famous writings. This finely crafted and affordable series offers the works of these world-renowned authors to a wider audience.

Includes The Importance of Being Earnest, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and others.

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Pages   379
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.5" Width: 6" Height: 9.5"
Weight:   1.7 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2005
Publisher   EDIMAT BOOKS
ISBN  8497940334  
ISBN13  9788497940337  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Oscar Wilde (October 16, 1854 November 30, 1900) was an Irish writer and poet, who became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s.

Oscar Wilde lived in Dublin. Oscar Wilde was born in 1854 and died in 1900.

Oscar Wilde has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Bantam Classics
  2. Barnes & Noble Classics
  3. Classic Collection (Blackstone Audio)
  4. Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air
  5. Compact Novel Journal
  6. Dover Evergreen Classics
  7. Dover Thrift Editions
  8. Enriched Classics (Pocket)
  9. Norton Critical Editions
  10. Novel Journal
  11. Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
  12. Penguin Classics
  13. Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions
  14. Puffin Classics
  15. Signet Classics
  16. Vintage Classics

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harris intellect can stand up to wilde's  Mar 29, 2006
this book is a work of art and is the primary source of all the biographies of Wilde. I particularly liked the last part of the book where Harris debates Wilde about male to male love vs. male to female love.Harris is plainly not intimidated by Wilde's witticism's and keeps to a serious vein without being rankled or becoming victimized by Wilde's ability to trivialize subjects with a veneer of parody. Among more of Harris insights is the statement that Bosie,(Wilde's "lover") and Bosie's father the Marquiss of Quennsbury are really 2 opposite ends of the same log.Harris biography seems more like a piece of literature and the life of Wilde,could even Dickens have thought up such a character as Oscar Wilde,I know Poe did!!
biography as art  Apr 21, 2005
One cannot improve upon the remarks fore-mentioned of George Bernard Shaw's. Long before public figures of no talent were thrust upon us, literate minds instead of marketeers gathered around the chosen few as johnny-come-latelys and would rarely disappoint. This is a thrilling,gripping read.Style,tact and endless grace in words for a tragic,painful public artist run throughout this personal account.Much can be gained from savoring this moment in time if one aspires celebrity and fame and wants to avoid its dizzying pitfalls.
A Story of How to Enjoy Life and Be Miserable -- All at Once  Feb 3, 2003
I picked this book up in a used book store for [money] more than when it was purchased new in 1960. The pages literally crumbled as I turned them, but I couldn't put the book down. I was enthralled with the life of Oscar Wilde. Now, this biography isn't one written years after the subject's death from scraps of information. No. This is written by a very close friend of Wilde's, Frank Harris. In being written by someone of such closeness, it lends credence to the harsh words the author had to say of Wilde. Harris calls him lazy and slothenly. Of course, Wilde caused quite a sensation in his time. He was imprisoned under other pretenses, but mainly because he was a homosexual in a time period when this was not acceptable. Oscar was one who did not care what others thought of him. He was determined to live a life of pleasure and to make money doing things that he liked: writing and speaking. However, he did a great deal of leaching off of others. There's no denying Wilde's genius. I have yet to read any of his works except for a short essay entitled "The Soul of Man Under Socialism." To me, the thoughts seemed profound. But Harris says that Oscar never said or wrote anything original; he merely took other people's thoughts, meshed them together, and said them in a more profound way. This is a biography that reads like a fine story. Harris is a great writer and has more first-hand knowledge of his subject than any other biographer that I've read. I'd reccomend this book to others without reservation.
"The best life of Oscar Wilde", said George Bernard Shaw.  Jul 8, 1999
"The best life of Oscar Wilde", said George Bernard Shaw after reading this book. I cannot but agree with him utterly. No unnecesary data is wasted, no long reflexions bore us. It's just an Oscar's very close friend telling us with great elegance and delicacy the story of one he has admired and loved so much, but without fear of saying the truth. Amicus Plato, sed magis amica veritas. Of course, the reader has to know Mr Harris is the true "lead actor" in the story he's telling us, always supporting the Truth and the Right. But one can easily forgive him for that in reward for the great moments un Oscar's life he's saved from oblivion and darkness. A wonderful work of art itself, this biography must be read by every admirer of that Prince of Charm Oscar Wilde was. X. Careaga

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