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- DescriptionA selection of writings from the pen of one of the wittiest men who ever lived, this compilation showcases Oscar Wilde's great writing and story-telling talent. The Oscar Wilde Collection features his very best work, bound in a deluxe hardcover slip-case edition. Selections include the philosophical/horror vel The Picture of Dorian Gray; the short story collections Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, the popular collection of Wilde s satirical fairy tales The Happy Prince & Other Stories, A House of Pomegranates, the classic comic ghost story The Canterville Ghost, and The Ballad of Reading Gaol, a poem written while Wilde was in exile following his release from prison. Throughout the book are beautiful black-and-white illustrations, including reproductions of the original edition's art for Wilde's fairy tales by Walter Crane and Jacomb Hood. The mark of a great writer is his relevance to subsequent generations of readers. Oscar Wilde is probably more popular w than he was in his lifetime and this compilation is the perfect introduction to his genius. The perfect addition to any Oscar Wilde or literature lover's shelf, this sturdy, full-color slip-case contains a gold-embossed hardback that creates a tasteful, elegant tribute to the genius that was Oscar Wilde.
- Author BiographyOscar Wilde was born in October 1854 in Dublin. His father was a doctor, his mother a poet. After attending Trinity College in Dublin and Magdalen College in Oxford, Wilde embarked on a career as a poet, quickly establishing himself as a leading figure in what became known as the aesthetic movement, a theory of art and literature advocating the pursuit of beauty for its own sake. His marriage to the relatively wealthy Constance Lloyd produced two sons. Shortly after his marriage Wilde accepted the editorship of Lady s World, an obscure magazine whose fortunes he revived. Simultaneously, his own writing career entered its most fertile period. He was at the height of his powers when the unwise prosecution for libel of the father of his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, led to imprisonment and social disgrace in 1895. He died in exile in 1900, aged 46.
- Author(s)Oscar Wilde
- PublisherArcturus Publishing
- Date of Publication15/11/2016
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintArcturus Publishing
- Content Notecolour illustrations
- Weight1293 g
- Width196 mm
- Height241 mm
- Spine41 mm
- Introduction byDr Russell Jackson
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards
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