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Oscar Wilde

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Book cover: A Woman of No ImportanceA Woman of No Importance
by ,
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.
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Book cover: Salome: A Tragedy in one actSalome: A Tragedy in one act
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
The play tells in one act the Biblical story of Salome, stepdaughter of Herod Antipas, who, to her stepfather's dismay, requests the head of John the Baptist on a silver platter as a reward for dancing the dance of the seven veils.
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Book cover: The Importance of Being EarnestThe Importance of Being Earnest
by - 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.
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Book cover: Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, and other storiesLord Arthur Savile's Crime, and other stories
by - 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.
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Book cover: The Canterville GhostThe Canterville Ghost
by - The Court and Society Review ,
Oscar Wilde was a playwright, novelist, poet, and a major celebrity in the late Victorian era. The Canterville Ghost is a novella parody featuring an ambassador and a spirit. The ambassador moves his family into a castle which is known to be haunted.
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Book cover: Collected Poems of Oscar WildeCollected Poems of Oscar Wilde
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
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.
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Book cover: The Picture of Dorian GrayThe Picture of Dorian Gray
by - 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.
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