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This ebook contains all of Oscar Wilde's plays (including the fragments), his only novel, his fairy tales and short stories, the poems, all of his essays, lectures, reviews, and other newspaper articles, based on the 1909 edition of his works. It also links to FREE AUDIOBOOKS that can be downloaded to your device! For easier navigation, there are tables of contents for each This ebook contains all of Oscar Wilde's plays (including the fragments), his only novel, his fairy tales and short stories, the poems, all of his essays, lectures, reviews, and other newspaper articles, based on the 1909 edition of his works. It also links to FREE AUDIOBOOKS that can be downloaded to your device! For easier navigation, there are tables of contents for each section and one for the whole volume. At the end of each text there are links bringing you back to the respective contents tables. I have also added an alphabetical index for the poems and a combined one for all the essays, lectures, articles, and reviews. Contents: THE PLAYS. Vera or the Nihilists, The Duchess of Padua, Lady Windermere’s Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest, Salomé (the French original and Bosie’s translation, and the fragments of La Sainte Courtisane and A Florentine Tragedy. THE NOVEL. The Picture of Dorian Gray. THE STORIES. All the stories and tales from The Happy Prince and Other Tales, Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime and Other Stories (incl. The Portrait of Mr. W.H.), and A House of Pomegranates. THE POEMS. The Collected Poems of O.W. THE ESSAYS etc. The four essays from ‘Intentions’, The Soul of Man under Socialism, De Profundis (the unabridged version!), The Rise of Historical Criticism, the lectures (The English Renaissance in Art, House Decoration, Art and the Handicraftsman, Lecture to Art Students)


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This ebook contains all of Oscar Wilde's plays (including the fragments), his only novel, his fairy tales and short stories, the poems, all of his essays, lectures, reviews, and other newspaper articles, based on the 1909 edition of his works. It also links to FREE AUDIOBOOKS that can be downloaded to your device! For easier navigation, there are tables of contents for each This ebook contains all of Oscar Wilde's plays (including the fragments), his only novel, his fairy tales and short stories, the poems, all of his essays, lectures, reviews, and other newspaper articles, based on the 1909 edition of his works. It also links to FREE AUDIOBOOKS that can be downloaded to your device! For easier navigation, there are tables of contents for each section and one for the whole volume. At the end of each text there are links bringing you back to the respective contents tables. I have also added an alphabetical index for the poems and a combined one for all the essays, lectures, articles, and reviews. Contents: THE PLAYS. Vera or the Nihilists, The Duchess of Padua, Lady Windermere’s Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest, Salomé (the French original and Bosie’s translation, and the fragments of La Sainte Courtisane and A Florentine Tragedy. THE NOVEL. The Picture of Dorian Gray. THE STORIES. All the stories and tales from The Happy Prince and Other Tales, Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime and Other Stories (incl. The Portrait of Mr. W.H.), and A House of Pomegranates. THE POEMS. The Collected Poems of O.W. THE ESSAYS etc. The four essays from ‘Intentions’, The Soul of Man under Socialism, De Profundis (the unabridged version!), The Rise of Historical Criticism, the lectures (The English Renaissance in Art, House Decoration, Art and the Handicraftsman, Lecture to Art Students)

30 review for Oscar Wilde: The Complete Collection [contains links to free audiobooks] (The Picture Of Dorian Gray + Lady Windermere’s Fan + The Importance of Being ... + Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime and many more!)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Michael Perkins

    Arthur Conan Doyle meets Oscar Wilde Stoddart, the American editor of Lippincott's Magazine, proved to be an excellent fellow, and had me and another writer to dinner in London. I discovered the other was Oscar Wilde, who was already a famous writer. It was indeed a golden evening for me. Wilde to my surprise had read my novel, "Micah Clarke" and was enthusiastic about it, so that I did not feel a complete outsider. His conversation left an indelible impression upon my mind. He towered above us a Arthur Conan Doyle meets Oscar Wilde Stoddart, the American editor of Lippincott's Magazine, proved to be an excellent fellow, and had me and another writer to dinner in London. I discovered the other was Oscar Wilde, who was already a famous writer. It was indeed a golden evening for me. Wilde to my surprise had read my novel, "Micah Clarke" and was enthusiastic about it, so that I did not feel a complete outsider. His conversation left an indelible impression upon my mind. He towered above us all, and yet had the art of seeming to be interested in all that we could say. He had delicacy of feeling and tact, for the monologue man, however, clever, can never be a gentleman at heart. He took as well as gave, but what he gave was unique. He had a curious precision of statement, a delicate flavour of humour, and a trick of small gestures to illustrate his meaning. The result of the evening was that both Wilde and I promised to write books for Lippincott's Magazine—Wilde's contribution was "The Picture of Dorian Grey," a book which is surely upon a high moral plane, while I wrote "The Sign of Four," in which Holmes made his second appearance. A young Rudyard Kipling, who could not make the dinner, wrote "The Light That Failed" for the magazine. -Arthur Conan Doyle, Memories and Adventures http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks14/1400...

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jaimie

    *A Review for The Picture of Dorian Gray only* Five stars for Christian allegory. I don't think Wilde set out to write such an allegory, but in plumbing the depths of the human soul, as Wilde does so well, he certainly wrote a masterpiece about sin's affect on the soul and our absolute need for a saving grace. Wilde writes like an insider to both the hedonist point of view, represented by Lord Henry, and the theistic, represented by Basil Hallward, so well that it's a testament to his skill as a *A Review for The Picture of Dorian Gray only* Five stars for Christian allegory. I don't think Wilde set out to write such an allegory, but in plumbing the depths of the human soul, as Wilde does so well, he certainly wrote a masterpiece about sin's affect on the soul and our absolute need for a saving grace. Wilde writes like an insider to both the hedonist point of view, represented by Lord Henry, and the theistic, represented by Basil Hallward, so well that it's a testament to his skill as a storyteller and his eclectic life experiences. There are one or two slow chapters, but still a completely worthwhile read.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Mike

    The fairy tales are the best part. They are very young tales where the greatest sin of the evil kings and queens are hypocrisy and entitlement. There is great tragedy in them also. There is a rage against that throughout. They fit well with youth of any generation and especially in that post WWII America of the 1960s. The writing is beautiful and flowing, the only complaint being that in Dorian Gray for instance the writing gets in the way of the story a bit much and it could have been faster to The fairy tales are the best part. They are very young tales where the greatest sin of the evil kings and queens are hypocrisy and entitlement. There is great tragedy in them also. There is a rage against that throughout. They fit well with youth of any generation and especially in that post WWII America of the 1960s. The writing is beautiful and flowing, the only complaint being that in Dorian Gray for instance the writing gets in the way of the story a bit much and it could have been faster to the point - but it is an story based on obsession with esthetics after all. Like Alan Turing, the man who help invent the modern computer and solve the codes of the war for Britian, Wilde was killed for his homosexuality. Very sad. All of it is worth reading.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Alan

    This review is only for The Picture of Dorian Gray, which is . . . thought provoking! The plot is straightforward, but I am confused as to how such a "philosophical novel,"as Wikipedia calls it, fits into Wilde's philosophy of Aestheticism, which supports the "emphasis of aesthetic values more than social-political themes" according to another Wikipedia article. Certainly, Wilde did not write this book as 'Art for Art's sake.' It is an argument about society and politics. Further, if Wilde was m This review is only for The Picture of Dorian Gray, which is . . . thought provoking! The plot is straightforward, but I am confused as to how such a "philosophical novel,"as Wikipedia calls it, fits into Wilde's philosophy of Aestheticism, which supports the "emphasis of aesthetic values more than social-political themes" according to another Wikipedia article. Certainly, Wilde did not write this book as 'Art for Art's sake.' It is an argument about society and politics. Further, if Wilde was making a defense of Aestheticism in The Picture of Dorian Gray, why are the two characters most closely aligned with its philosophy horrible? Maybe I'm too dense to understand . . . ?

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jenny Powell

    It's Oscar Wilde. It's beautiful. Read it. It's Oscar Wilde. It's beautiful. Read it.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jerry

    I read it all!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Tina Brossow

  8. 4 out of 5

    Claire Maude

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kaila Duke

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  13. 5 out of 5

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    Chibuike Obinali

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  26. 5 out of 5

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  27. 4 out of 5

    Forest Hoy

  28. 4 out of 5

    Lucylucy2903

  29. 4 out of 5

    Mag

  30. 4 out of 5

    Oonagh Lee

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