Selected Works

Selected Works

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This edition of Oscar Wilde's work stresses the range of his achievement in many genres and includes fiction, drama, poems, critical dialogues, poems in prose and aphorisms. It is designed to provide guidance to the wealth of knowledge and allusion upon which his writing stands. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) studied Greek and Latin and was widely read in English, French and American literature; his wide-ranging interests in all the arts inspired much of his work. Through her notes, Isobel Murray enables the modern reader to read Wilde as contemporaries such as Pater, Yeats and Symons read him, in a shared cultural context and for the seriousness of his writing and the astuteness of his criticism. Isobel Murray is editor of "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (1974) and Wilde's "Complete Shorter Fiction" (1979).show more

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  • Paperback | 659 pages
  • 129.54 x 190.5 x 35.56mm | 589.67g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 019281978X
  • 9780192819789

Table of contents

Part 1 Fiction: "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime"; "The Happy Prince"; "The Devoted Friend"; "The Picture of Dorian Gray". Part 2 Critical dialogues: "The Decay of Lying"; "The Critic as Artist Part 1"; "The Critic as Artist Part 2". Part 3 Plays: "Salome"; "Lady Windermere's Fan"; "An Ideal Husband"; "The Importance of Being Earnest". Part 4 Poems: "The Harlot's House"; "The Sphinx"; "The Ballad of Reading Gaol". Part 5 Poems in prose: "The Artist"; "The Disciple"; "The House of Judgment". Part 6 Aphorisms: "A Few Maxims for the Instruction of the Over-Educated"; "Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young".show more

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"The publication of a selected edition of Oscar Wilde in the Oxford Authors series allows readers and teachers the welcome choice of well annotated and partially authoritative versions of some major texts arranged categorically by genre....Will serve splendidly as an introductory text."--English Language in Transition "The publication of a selected edition of Oscar Wilde in the Oxford Authors series allows readers and teachers the welcome choice of well annotated and partially authoritative versions of some major texts arranged categorically by genre....Will serve splendidly as an introductory text."--English Language in Transition "The publication of a selected edition of Oscar Wilde in the Oxford Authors series allows readers and teachers the welcome choice of well annotated and partially authoritative versions of some major texts arranged categorically by genre....Will serve splendidly as an introductory text."--English Language in Transition "The publication of a selected edition of Oscar Wilde in the Oxford Authors series allows readers and teachers the welcome choice of well annotated and partially authoritative versions of some major texts arranged categorically by genre....Will serve splendidly as an introductory text."--EnglishLanguage in Transitionshow more

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