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Happy Prince and Other Tales, Version 2

By: Oscar Wilde

...The Happy Prince and Other Tales (also sometimes called The Happy Prince and Other Stories) is an 1888 collection of stories for children by Oscar Wilde. It is most famous for The Happy Prince, the short tale of a metal statue who befriends a migratory bird. Together, they bring happiness to others, in life as well as in death. The stories included in this collect...

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Salome

By: Oscar Wilde
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Importance of Being Earnest, The (version 2)

By: Oscar Wilde

...Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff discover the perils of love, assumed identities, and telling the truth in Oscar Wilde's classic play. (Summary by Toby Paradis)...

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Fisherman and his Soul, The

By: Oscar Wilde

...”The Fisherman and his Soul” is a fairy tale first published in November of 1891 in Wilde’s “A House of Pomegranates”. It tells of a fisherman who nets and falls in love with a mermaid. But to be with her he must shed his soul, which goes off to have adventures of its own. Will forbidden love endure? -- This...

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Symphony in Yellow

By: Oscar Wilde

...volunteers bring you 21 recordings of Symphony in Yellow by Oscar Wilde. This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 18, 2012. Oscar Wilde, an Irish author who lived for much of his life in London, is most famous for his witty, satirical plays. He also worked for some time as a journ...

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De Profundis

By: Oscar Wilde

...This short work of Wilde's was written during his two year incarceration for gross indecency. This work is a letter which sorts out his life, and his love toward Lord Alfred Douglas. Wilde wrote this as a farewell letter to Douglas. (summary by...

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Picture of Dorian Gray, The (dramatic reading)

By: Oscar Wilde

...s upon his soul, with each sin displayed as a disfigurement of his form, or through a sign of aging. This reading uses the 20-chapter 1891 version of Wilde's novel....

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Ballad of Reading Gaol, The (version 2)

By: Oscar Wilde

...In 1895, Oscar Wilde was sentenced to 2 years of hard labor for acts of ‘gross indecency’. During his time at Reading Gaol, he witnessed a rare hanging, and in the three years between his release and his untimely death in 1900, was in...

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Ballad of Reading Gaol, The

By: Oscar Wilde

...Wilde’s meditation on capital punishment, the Ballad of Reading Gaol comes after he was convicted and imprisoned under charges of gross indecency. The charges stemmed from his affair with Lord Alfred Douglas, the son of the M...

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Duchess of Padua, The

By: Oscar Wilde

...birth. His plan of revenge goes awry, however, when he falls in love with his enemy's beautiful wife, the Duchess of Padua. (Summary by Wikipedia and wildemoose)...

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Importance of Being Earnest, The

By: Oscar Wilde
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Serenade

By: Oscar Wilde

volunteers bring you 12 different recordings of Serenade by Oscar Wilde. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of April 20th, 2008.

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Lady Windermere's Fan

By: Oscar Wilde

...Lady Windermere's Fan: A Play About a Good Woman is a four act comedy by Oscar Wilde, published in 1893. As in some of his other comedies, Wilde satirizes the morals of Victorian society, and attitudes between the sexes. The action centres around a fan given to Lady Windermere as a present by her ...

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Soul of Man, The

By: Oscar Wilde

...th even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing.” Far from abandoning the epigram in favour of the slogan, Wilde wittily assails several of his favourite targets: the misguided purveyors of philanthropy; life-denying ascetics of various kinds; the army of the half-educated who constitute themselves the enemies of Art - and those v...

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Ideal Husband, An

By: Oscar Wilde

...An Ideal Husband is an 1895 comedy by Oscar Wilde which revolves around blackmail and political corruption, and touches on the themes of public and private honor. The action is set in London, in the present, and takes place within a single day. Sooner or later, W...

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Happy Prince and Other Tales, The

By: Oscar Wilde
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Aphorisms

By: Oscar Wilde

...In 1894, Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) published two collections of aphorisms: A Few Maxims For The Instruction Of The Over-Educated, in the Saturday Review newspaper, and Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young, in the Oxford s...

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Canterville Ghost, The

By: Oscar Wilde
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House Of Pomegranates, A

By: Oscar Wilde

...A House of Pomegranates is a collection of fairy tales, written by Oscar Wilde, that was published as a second collection for The Happy Prince and Other Tales (1888). Wilde once said that this collection was intended neither for the British child nor the British public. The stories included ...

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Picture of Dorian Gray, The

By: Oscar Wilde
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Importance of Being Earnest, The (version 3)

By: Oscar Wilde

...Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest is subtitled A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, and has proved immensely popular since its first performance in 1895. The play certainly has its farcical and comic elements, suc...

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Picture Of Dorian Gray (1891 Version), The

By: Oscar Wilde

...The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only published novel by Oscar Wilde, appearing as the lead story in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine on 20 June 1890, printed as the July 1890 issue of this magazine. Wilde later revised this edition, making several alterations, and adding new chapters...

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De Profundis (version 2)

By: Oscar Wilde

...This is a letter written from prison in 1897 by Oscar Wilde to Lord Alfred Douglas, in which he recounts how he came to be in prison and charts his spiritual development. (summary by AdamH)...

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Reviews

By: Oscar Wilde ; Robert (ed.) Ross

...Wilde’s literary reputation has survived so much that I think it proof against any exhumation of articles which he or his admirers would have preferred to forget. As a matter of fact, I believe this volume will prove of unusu...

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Florentine Tragedy and La Sainte Courtisane, A

By: Oscar Wilde ; Robert Ross

...Two short fragments: an unfinished and a lost play. A Florentine Tragedy, left in a taxi (not a handbag), is Wilde’s most successful attempt at tragedy – intense and domestic, with surprising depth of characterisation. It was adapted into an opera by the Austrian composer Alexander Zemlinsky in 1917. La Sainte Courtisane, or The Wom...

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