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The author of the book: Oscar Wilde
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Edition: Editions Vivre Ensemble
Date of issue: April 11th 2015
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Anglo-Irish writer Oscar Wilde is famous almost in equal parts for his life as for his literary legacy. A dandy, a self-proclaimed cynic and a flamboyant homosexual at a time when it was illegal to be gay in the United Kingdom, he was simultaneously society’s greatest critic and a lightning rod for criticism.
His literary output, almost all written in the brief period 1889-1895, consists of some of the greatest works of English literature. Included in this collection are:
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890) - his only novel
The Portrait of Mr. W. H. (1889)
The Happy Prince and Other Tales (1888) - a collection of fairy tales with a twist
A House of Pomegranates (1891) - a similar collection
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime and Other Stories (1891) - a collection of contemporary fiction containing the famous The Canterville Ghost.
Plays (the most famous works of his lifetime):
The Importance of Being Earnest (1895)
Lady Windermere's Fan (1892)
A Woman of No Importance (1893)
An Ideal Husband (1895)
Vera; or, The Nihilists (1880)
The Duchess of Padua (1883)
Salomé: A Tragedy in One Act (1894)
As well as two unfinished plays: La Sainte Courtisane and A Florentine Tragedy
All of his known poems (over 100), including The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898), a work about the time he spent in prison.
Letters and essays, including:
The Decay of Lying (1889)
The Soul of Man under Socialism (1891)
The Critic as Artist (1891)
De Profundis (1897)
Unfortunately, Wilde’s personality was too colorful for the conservative morals of upper-class British society. In 1895, after he was accused of “unnatural acts” by the father of one his lovers, the writer was prosecuted and sentenced to 2 years’ hard labor -- the maximum possible. The prison term broke both the writer’s health and his spirit.
This edition also includes a foreword and editor’s notes about the works.
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Read information about the authorOscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet, and author of numerous short stories, and one novel. Known for his biting wit, and a plentitude of aphorisms, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being Earnest.
As the result of a widely covered series of trials, Wilde suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years hard labour after being convicted of "gross indecency" with other men. After Wilde was released from prison he set sail for Dieppe by the night ferry. He never returned to Ireland or Britain, and died in poverty.