The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

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The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

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Lord Henry stroked his pointed brown beard and tapped the toe of his patent-leather boot with a tasselled ebony cane. The Irish playwright, novelist, essayist and poet Oscar Wilde has delighted audiences and readers with his witty brilliance for over a hundred years and now you can enjoy his works in their entirety on your eReading device.

Teleny, or The Reverse of the Medal (Paris, 1893) has been attributed to Wilde, but its authorship is unclear. After about a quarter of an hour Hallward stopped painting, looked for a long time at Dorian Gray, and then for a long time at the picture, biting the end of one of his huge brushes and frowning.

This had much to do with the novel’s homoerotic overtones, which caused something of a sensation amongst Victorian critics. I am quite sure I shall understand it, he replied, gazing intently at the little golden, white-feathered disk, and as for believing things, I can believe anything, provided that it is quite incredible. Intentions' and 'The Decay of Lying' may not be ground breaking, but they deserve a read to better understand what he meant by some of his most famous (and misunderstood!

Most of my high school friends were into the Beats or such toss as Jonathan Bach, but Wilde was my (as T-Rex's Marc Bolan would say ) mainman. Yet only in recent years has Wilde’s large and diverse oeuvre been subjected to comprehensive textual editing. He wrote tender fairy stories for children employing all his grace, artistry and wit, of which the best-known is The Happy Prince. In the wild struggle for existence, we want to have something that endures, and so we fill our minds with rubbish and facts, in the silly hope of keeping our place.After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Discover the joy of reading with us, your trusted source for affordable books that do not compromise on quality. And Lord Henry struck a light on a dainty silver case and began to smoke a cigarette with a self-conscious and satisfied air, as if he had summed up the world in a phrase.

In the centre of the room, clamped to an upright easel, stood the full-length portrait of a young man of extraordinary personal beauty, and in front of it, some little distance away, was sitting the artist himself, Basil Hallward, whose sudden disappearance some years ago caused, at the time, such public excitement and gave rise to so many strange conjectures. Being the first complete and accurate version of "Epistola: in Carcere et Vinculis" the last prose work in English.The sweep and dash of the brush on the canvas made the only sound that broke the stillness, except when, now and then, Hallward stepped back to look at his work from a distance.

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