Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, and other stories
by Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Methuen & Co. 1891
Number of pages: 272
A publication of 1891, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde revolves around the differences between people of various cultures and social classes. The motif of the sanctity and the priority of duty are common themes to all the stories. The collection also brings out Wilde's fascination with the supernatural and with the darker side of human nature.
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by Oscar Wilde - Project Gutenberg
Farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae in order to escape social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major theme is the triviality with which it treats institutions.
by Oscar Wilde - Methuen
Wilde, more famous as a playwright or prisoner than as a poet, invites readers to meet an unknown and intimate figure. The poetry of his formative years includes the elegy to his young sister and the grieving lyric at the death of his father.
by Oscar Wilde - Simpkin, Marshall Hamilton, Kent
Story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Written in a dazzling manner, full of stinging epigrams and shrewd observations, the tale of Dorian Gray's moral disintegration caused a scandal when it first appeared.
by Oscar Wilde - Methuen & Co.
The play premiered in 1893 at London's Haymarket Theatre. It is a testimony of Wilde's wit and his brand of dark comedy. It looks in particular at English upper class society and has been reproduced on stages in Europe and America since his death.