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    Happy Prince And Other Tales: By Oscar Wilde - Illustrated (English Edition) Door: Oscar Wilde,

    How is this book unique?Unabridged (100% Original content)Formatted for e-readerFont adjustments & biography includedIllustratedAbout Happy Prince And Other Tales By Oscar WildeThe Happy Prince and Other Tales is a collection of stories for children by Oscar Wilde first published in May 1888. It contains five stories: "The Happy Prince", "The Nightingale and the Rose", "The Selfish Giant", "The Devoted Friend", and "The Remarkable Rocket".n a town where a lot of poor people suffer, a swallow who was left behind after his flock flew off to Egypt for the winter meets the statue of the late "Happy Prince", who in reality has never experienced true happiness. Viewing various scenes of people suffering in poverty from his tall monument, the Happy Prince asks the swallow to take the ruby from his hilt, the sapphires from his eyes, and the golden leaf covering his body to give to the poor. As the winter comes and the Happy Prince is stripped of all of his beauty, his lead heart breaks when the swallow dies as a result of his selfless deeds and severe cold. The statue is then torn down and melted leaving behind the broken heart and the dead swallow. These are taken up to heaven by an angel that has deemed them the two most precious things in the city by God, so they may live forever in his city of gold and garden of paradise.

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    De Profundis (Illustrated) + Free Audiobook - Francson Classics (English Edition) Door: Oscar Wilde,

    De Profundis (Latin: "from the depths") is a letter written by Oscar Wilde during his imprisonment in Reading Gaol, to "Bosie" (Lord Alfred Douglas).During its first half Wilde recounts their previous relationship and extravagant lifestyle which eventually led to Wilde's conviction and imprisonment for gross indecency. He indicts both Lord Alfred's vanity and his own weakness in acceding to those wishes. In the second half, Wilde charts his spiritual development in prison and identification with Jesus Christ, whom he characterises as a romantic, individualist artist. The letter began "Dear Bosie" and ended "Your Affectionate Friend".Wilde wrote the letter between January and March 1897, close to the end of his imprisonment. Contact had lapsed between Douglas and Wilde and the latter had suffered from his close supervision, physical labour and emotional isolation. Nelson, the new prison governor, thought that writing might be more cathartic than prison labour. He was not allowed to send the long letter which he was allowed to write "for medicinal purposes"; each page was taken away when completed, and only at the end could he read it over and make revisions. Nelson gave the long letter to him on his release on 18 May 1897.BONUS :• De Profundis Audiobook.• 10 Illustrations about Oscar Wilde

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    The Canterville Ghost (English Edition) Door: Oscar Wilde,

    The story is set in England in the late nineteenth century. Hiram Otis is the ambassador of the United States of America, following the fashion of the time, buying an English castle, near the town of Ascot, Berkshire. The Otis family is composed only by Hiram, his wife Lucretia, a former American beauty crème, the eldest son Washington, Virginia, shy fifteen and two terrible twins called disobedient and Stars and Stripes.The castle bought by Otis is haunted by the ghost of Sir Simon, crabby nobleman of the late sixteenth century, forced to spend eternity inside the walls of the castle until an ancient prophecy will not be fulfilled. This prophecy concerns a young pure from the soul that will shed tears for a sinner.

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    The Picture Of Dorian Gray Door: Oscar Wilde,

    Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is one of his most popular works. Written in Wilde's characteristically dazzling manner, full of stinging epigrams and shrewd observations, the tale of Dorian Gray's moral disintegration caused something of a scandal when it first appeared in 1890. Wilde was attacked for his decadence and corrupting influence, and a few years later the book and the aesthetic/moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde's homosexual liaisons, trials that resulted in his imprisonment. Of the book's value as autobiography, Wilde noted in a letter, "Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks me: Dorian what I would like to be--in other ages, perhaps."

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    The Importance of Being Earnest (Annotated) (English Edition) Door: Oscar Wilde,

    Wilde's witty and buoyant comedy of manners, filled with some of literature's most famous epigrams, reprinted from an authoritative British edition. Considered Wilde's most perfect work.

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    The Happy Prince and Other Tales(annotated) (English Edition) Door: Oscar Wilde,

    The Happy Prince and Other Talesby Oscar Wilde

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    The Picture Of Dorian Gray Door: Oscar Wilde,

    Dorian Gray is the subject of a full-length portrait in oil by Basil Hallward, an artist who is impressed and infatuated by Dorian's beauty; he believes that Dorian’s beauty is responsible for the new mode in his art as a painter. Through Basil, Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, and he soon is enthralled by the aristocrat's hedonistic worldview: that beauty and sensual fulfilment are the only things worth pursuing in life.Newly understanding that his beauty will fade, Dorian expresses the desire to sell his soul, to ensure that the picture, rather than he, will age and fade. The wish is granted, and Dorian pursues a libertine life of varied and amoral experiences, while staying young and beautiful; all the while his portrait ages and records every sin.

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    The Canterville Ghost (Illustrated) + Free Audiobook - Annea Classics (English Edition) Door: Oscar Wilde,

    "The Canterville Ghost" is a short story by Oscar Wilde, widely adapted for the screen and stage. It was the first of Wilde's stories to be published, appearing in two parts in The Court and Society Review, 23 February and 2 March 1887The story is about a family who moves to a castle haunted by the ghost of a dead nobleman, who killed his wife and was starved to death by his wife's brothers.BONUS :• The Canterville Ghost Audiobook.• 10 Illustrations about Oscar Wilde.

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    Oscar Wilde: Complete Works Door: Oscar Wilde,

    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.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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    The Picture of Dorian Gray (English Edition) Door: Oscar Wilde,

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

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    De Profundis (Vollständige deutsche Ausgabe): Metaphysische Schriften & Briefe aus dem Gefängnis (German Edition) Door: Oscar Wilde,

    Dieses eBook: "De Profundis (Vollständige deutsche Ausgabe)" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen.In De Profundis und andere briefe in dieser Sammlung betrachtet Wilde sein bisheriges Leben kritisch und beschreibt es als oberflächlich und hedonistisch. Er schildert die Haftbedingungen, zum Beispiel den Tag, an dem er in Handschellen unter den Augen einer spottenden Menge am Bahnhof Clapham Junction stehen musste, und seinen nach vielen Leiden nun demütigen emotionalen Zustand. Nach einer finanziellen Bestandsaufnahme ("I am completely penniless, and absolutely homeless.") kommentiert er, dass ihm in der kommenden schweren Zeit weder Moral noch Religion oder Vernunft helfen werden. Dem Adressaten Alfred Douglas macht er bittere Vorwürfe. Gleichzeitig ist De Profundis eine Apologie für Wildes Leben; er führt an, mit seinem Aufstieg und Fall sei er ein Mann, der in symbolischer Beziehung zu der Kunst und Kultur seines Zeitalters stand.De Profundis ist ein offener Brief, den der irische Schriftsteller Oscar Wilde zwischen 1895 und 1897, während seiner Inhaftierung in verschiedenen englischen Zuchthäusern an seinen früheren Freund und Liebhaber Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas schrieb. Der Name der Schrift ist dem Psalm 130 entnommen: "De profundis clamavi ad te Domine." - "Aus der Tiefe rief ich, Herr, zu Dir". Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) war ein irischer Schriftsteller. Als Lyriker, Romanautor, Dramatiker und Kritiker wurde er zu einem der bekanntesten und – im Viktorianischen England – auch umstrittensten Schriftsteller seiner Zeit.

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    The Nightingale and the Rose: By Oscar Wilde - Illustrated (English Edition) Door: Oscar Wilde,

    How is this book unique?Font adjustments & biography includedUnabridged (100% Original content)Formatted for e-readerIllustratedAbout The Nightingale and the Rose by Oscar WildeA nightingale overhears a student complaining that his professor's daughter will not dance with him, as he is unable to give her a red rose. The nightingale visits all the rose-trees in the garden, and one of the white roses tell her that there's a way to produce a red rose, but only if the nightingale is prepared to sing the sweetest song for the rose all night, and sacrifice her life to do so. Oscar Wilde's collection of fairy stories are among the greatest and most poignant classics for children and adults alike. Humour, pathos, delightful little characters abound in the stories of The Nightingale and the Rose who keeps the Happy Prince company despite approaching winter; The Selfish Giant, who doesn't want children playing in his garden, and The Remarkable Rocket. In addition, there are those who are not so familiar: The Star Child, The Young King, and The Devoted Friend.

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    Oscar Wilde: Die Erzählungen (Vollständige deutsche Ausgaben): Das Gespenst von Canterville, Lord Arthur Saviles Verbrechen, Die Sphinx ohne Geheimnis, ... der Kunst und vom Leben... (German Edition) Door: Oscar Wilde,

    Dieses eBook: "Gesammelte Werke (Vollständige deutsche Ausgaben)" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen.Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) war ein irischer Schriftsteller. Als Lyriker, Romanautor, Dramatiker und Kritiker wurde er zu einem der bekanntesten und – im Viktorianischen England – auch umstrittensten Schriftsteller seiner Zeit.Das Gespenst von CantervilleLord Arthur Saviles Verbrechen: Eine Studie über die Pflicht Der Modellmillionär: Ein Zeichen der BewunderungDie Sphinx ohne Geheimnis: Eine RadierungZwei Gespräche von der Kunst und vom LebenDer glückliche PrinzDie Nachtigall und die RoseDer selbstsüchtige RieseDer ergebene FreundDie vornehme RaketeDer junge KönigDer Geburtstag der InfantinDer Fischer und seine SeeleDas Sternenkind

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    A House of Pomegranates: By Oscar Wilde - Illustrated (English Edition) Door: Oscar Wilde,

    How is this book unique?Font adjustments & biography includedUnabridged (100% Original content)Formatted for e-readerIllustratedAbout A House of Pomegranates by Oscar WildeA House of Pomegranates is a collection of fairy tales, written by Oscar Wilde. Some of the stories included in this collection are The Young King, The Birthday of the Infanta, The Fisherman and his Soul, The Star-Child etc. The Young King tells the story of the illegitimate shepherd son of the recently dead king's daughter of an unnamed country. Being his only heir, he is brought to the palace to await his accession. There, he is in awe of the splendor of his new home and anxiously awaits his new crown, scepter, and robe which are soon to be delivered to him for his coronation in the morning. The Birthday of the Infanta is about a hunchbacked dwarf, found in the woods by courtiers of the King of Spain. The hunchback's father sells him to the palace for the amusement of the king's daughter, the Infanta, on her twelfth birthday. In The Fisherman and his Soul, a young Fisherman finds a Mermaid and wants nothing more than to marry her, but he cannot, for one cannot live underwater if one has a soul. He goes to his priest, but the priest tells him his soul is his most precious possession, and the soulless mermen are lost. He tries to sell it to merchants, who tell him it is not worth anything. He goes to a witch, who tells him his soul is his shadow, and says how it can be cut away with a viper-skin knife after he dances with her.

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    The Nightingale and the Rose (English Edition) Door: Oscar Wilde,

    A nightingale overhears a student complaining that his professor's daughter will not dance with him, as he is unable to give her a red rose. The nightingale visits all the rose-trees in the garden, and one of the white roses tell her that there's a way to produce a red rose, but only if the nightingale is prepared to sing the sweetest song for the rose all night, and sacrifice her life to do so. Seeing the student in tears, the nightingale carries out the ritual, and impales herself on the rose-tree's thorn so that her heart's blood can stain the rose. The student takes the rose to the professor's daughter, but she again rejects him because another man has sent her some real jewels, and "everybody knows that jewels cost far more than flowers." The student angrily throws the rose into the gutter, returns to his study of metaphysics, and decides not to believe in true love anymore.

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    The Collected Complete Works Of Oscar Wilde (Huge Collection Including The Canterville Ghost, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Happy Prince and Other Tales, ... Intentions, & More) (English Edition) Door: Oscar Wilde,

    Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890sCollection Of 26 Works of Oscar WildeA Critic in Pall MallA House of PomegranatesA Woman of No ImportanceAn Ideal HusbandBallad of Reading GaolCharmides and Other PoemsDe ProfundisEssays & LecturesIntentionsLady Windermere's FanLord Arthur Savile's Crime etcMiscellaneous Aphorisms; The Soul of ManSelected Poems of Oscar WildePoemsSelected Prose of Oscar WildeShorter Prose PiecesThe Duchess of PaduaThe Happy Prince and Other TalesThe Importance of Being EarnestThe Soul of Man Under SocialismMiscellaniesReviewsThe Canterville GhostThe Picture of Dorian GrayVera

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    The Happy Prince and Other Tales(Annotated) (English Edition) Door: Oscar Wilde,

    The Happy Prince and Other Stories is a collection of stories for children by Oscar Wilde. The Happy Prince is the story of a metal statue who befriends a migratory bird and together they bring happiness to...

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    Lady Windermere's Fan: By Oscar Wilde - Illustrated (English Edition) Door: Oscar Wilde,

    How is this book unique?Font adjustments & biography includedUnabridged (100% Original content)Formatted for e-readerIllustratedAbout Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar WildeLady Windermere's Fan, A Play About a Good Woman is a four-act comedy by Oscar Wilde, first produced 22 February 1892 at the St James's Theatre in London. The play was first published in 1893. Like many of Wilde's comedies, it bitingly satirizes the morals of society. The story concerns Lady Windermere, who suspects that her husband is having an affair with another woman. She confronts him with it but although he denies it, he invites the other woman, Mrs Erlynne, to his wife's birthday ball. Angered by her husband's supposed unfaithfulness, Lady Windermere decides to leave her husband for another lover. After discovering what has transpired, Mrs Erlynne follows Lady Windermere and attempts to persuade her to return to her husband and in the course of this, Mrs Erlynne is discovered in a compromising position. It is then revealed Mrs Erlynne is Lady Windermere's mother, who abandoned her family twenty years before the time the play is set. Mrs Erlynne sacrifices herself and her reputation to save her daughter's marriage. By the summer of 1891 Wilde had already written three plays, Vera; or, The Nihilists and The Duchess of Padua had found little success, and Salome had been censored. Unperturbed, he decided to write another play but turned from tragedy to comedy. He went to the Lake District in the north of England, where he stayed with a friend and later met Robert Ross. Numerous characters in the play appear to draw their names from the north of England: Lady Windermere from the lake and nearby town Windermere (though Wilde had used "Windermere" earlier in Lord Arthur Saville's Crime), the Duchess of Berwick from Berwick-upon-Tweed, Lord Darlington from Darlington. Wilde began writing the play at the prodding of Sir George Alexander, the actor manager of St James's Theatre. The play was finished by October. Alexander liked the play, and offered him an advance of £1,000 for it. Wilde, impressed by his confidence, opted to take a percentage instead, from which he would earn £7,000 in the first year alone (worth £686,500 today).

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    The Picture of Dorian Gray (Illustrated) (English Edition) Door: Oscar Wilde,

    Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is one of his most popular works. Written in Wilde's characteristically dazzling manner, full of stinging epigrams and shrewd observations, the tale of Dorian Gray's moral disintegration caused something of a scandal when it first appeared in 1890. Wilde was attacked for his decadence and corrupting influence, and a few years later the book and the aesthetic/moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde's homosexual liaisons, trials that resulted in his imprisonment. Of the book's value as autobiography, Wilde noted in a letter, "Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks me: Dorian what I would like to be--in other ages, perhaps."

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    Canterville Ghost (English Edition) Door: Oscar Wilde,

    For a long time a ghost has been living in the Canterville castle. He has killed many generations who lived there. Eventually the house has been sold to others. Soon after a new family has arrived to live at the castle and sat down to dinner, they saw a red stain on the floor. Later they learned that a blood stain belongs to a killed wife of the ghost. Father cleaned the spot, but the next day it had appeared again. Every night the ghost was wandering through corridors bothering the family. The next night, when the ghost began to walk again, the father suggested him lubricate the chain by oil. The ghost became very angry and decided to take a revenge.