Salome: A Tragedy in one act
by Oscar Wilde
Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 2010
The play tells in one act the Biblical story of Salome, stepdaughter of the tetrarch Herod Antipas, who, to her stepfather's dismay but to the delight of her mother Herodias, requests the head of Jokanaan (John the Baptist) on a silver platter as a reward for dancing the dance of the seven veils.
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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 - eBooks@Adelaide
This book 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 book brings out Wilde's fascination with the supernatural.
by Oscar Wilde
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.
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.