Oscar Wilde - The Major Works

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Oxford University Press, UK, Jul 6, 2000 - Literary Collections - 638 pages
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This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Wilde's poetry and prose short stories, plays, critical dialogues and his only novel - to give the essence of his work and thinking. - ;This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Wilde's poetry and prose short stories, plays, critical dialogues and his only novel - to give the essence of his work and thinking. Oscar Wilde's dramatic private life has sometimes threatened to overshadow his great literary achievements. His talent was prodigious: the author of brilliant social comedies, fairy stories, critical dialogues, poems, and a novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. In addition to Dorian Gray, this volume represents all these genres, including such works as Lady Windermere's Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest, 'The Happy Prince', 'The Critic as Artist', and 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol'. -

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Review: The Major Works: Including the Picture of Dorian Gray

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For some reason I'd managed to skip Wilde entirely despite a degree in English Lit. I don't think he'll ever be one of my favourite writers but he certainly had a lot to say for himself. Worth a read but the stuff on criticism was pretty hard going. Read full review

Review: The Major Works: Including the Picture of Dorian Gray

User Review  - Goodreads

For some reason I'd managed to skip Wilde entirely despite a degree in English Lit. I don't think he'll ever be one of my favourite writers but he certainly had a lot to say for himself. Worth a read but the stuff on criticism was pretty hard going. Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was a successful playwright of his day. His only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray was published in 1891. Isobel Murray is at Aberdeen University.

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