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The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

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Okay, as recently, I'm mopping up some titles from "To Read Short Fiction Lists", genre and lit, and as I'm in the W's. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself, with desire for what its monstrous laws have made monstrous and unlawful. It changed me from the moment that I read it, and I'm not even being dramatic, but the complex themes of morality and psychology in regard to human nature, combined with Wilde's exemplary writing, couldn't help but change something in my brain chemistry. Wilde talked in circles, saying the same thing in different ways and it felt like he added filler in to make them even longer than they really needed to be to fluff them up. Well, after I had been in the room about ten minutes, talking to huge overdressed dowagers and tedious academicians, I suddenly became conscious that some one was looking at me.

Pages, Text Clean, Book Tight, Dust Jacket been torn by spine been repaired close tear, near bottom of dust jacket a small tear, Over all still nice book Condition of Book and Dust Jacket Fine/Good+.The Rise of Historical Criticism (Written while at college) First published in 1905 (Sherwood Press, Hartford, CT) privately printed. They seemed to be able to give a plastic form to formless things, and to have a music of their own as sweet as that of viol or of lute. First American Printing Of The Complete, Unexpurgated Text, With Sheets And Dust Jacket Printed In Great Britain. Wilde was declared bankrupt to pay legal costs after his conviction for " gross indecency", and his possessions - including manuscripts, letters, books and presentation volumes of all the major literary figures of his day - were sold by auction. Counterpoints to this were his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, which shocked and outraged many readers of his day, and his stories for adults which exhibited his fascination with the relations between serene art and decadent life.

uniformly bound in yellow buckram, lettered in gilt on black title panels on upper spines, deckled text block edges with top edges in gilt.The edition I read was fully illustrated and I think that enhanced my reading experience, so a short thank you to all talented artists that contributed to this book! Il primo compito, forse il più difficile, è rendere umani i governatori delle prigioni, civilizzare i secondini e cristianizzare i cappellani.

Chiefly remembered today as a playwright, especially for The Importance of Being Earnest, and as the author of The Picture of Dorian Gray; Wilde's oeuvre includes criticism, poetry, children's fiction, and a large selection of reviews, lectures and journalism. In 1895, following his libel action against the Marquess of Queesberry, Wilde was sentenced to two years' imprisonment for homosexual conduct, as a result of which he wrote The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898), and his confessional letter De Profundis (1905). 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.Illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley, Walter Crane, Jacomb Hood, Henry Keen,Charles Robinson (illustrator).

cried Lord Henry, tilting his hat back and looking up at the little clouds that, like ravelled skeins of glossy white silk, were drifting across the hollowed turquoise of the summer sky. In many ways it is a traditional fairy tale with an obvious moral - a poor family finds an abandoned baby and raises him to be a beautiful boy. My personal favourite is the ultra-sentimenal 'The Happy Prince' but there is also 'The Picture of Dorian Gray', 'The Importance of being earnest' 'An Ideal Husband' 'The Duchess of Padua, a collection of poems and much more. Suddenly the painter appeared at the door of the studio and made staccato signs for them to come in. Some day, when you are old and wrinkled and ugly, when thought has seared your forehead with its lines, and passion branded your lips with its hideous fires, you will feel it, you will feel it terribly.I don’t agree with a single word that you have said, and, what is more, Harry, I feel sure you don’t either.

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