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by Richard Aldington,Oscar Wilde

  • ISBN: 0140150935
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Richard Aldington,Oscar Wilde
  • Subcategory: Poetry
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin; Revised edition (July 30, 1981)
  • Pages: 741 pages
  • FB2 size: 1536 kb
  • EPUB size: 1759 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
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Richard Aldington (1892-1962) was a founding poet of the Imagist movement and a novelist who conveyed the horror of war through his written works such as Death of a Hero

Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Richard Aldington (1892-1962) was a founding poet of the Imagist movement and a novelist who conveyed the horror of war through his written works such as Death of a Hero. He was also known for his work as a translator, critic, and biographer.

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, the early 1890s saw him become one of the most popular playwrights in London

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, the early 1890s saw him become one of the most popular playwrights in London. He is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the circumstances of his criminal conviction for "gross indecency", imprisonment, and early death at age 46.

Flamboyant man-about-town, Oscar Wilde had a reputation that preceded .

Flamboyant man-about-town, Oscar Wilde had a reputation that preceded him, especially in his early career. He was born to a middle-class Irish family (his father was a surgeon) and was trained as a scholarship boy at Trinity College, Dublin. Richard Aldington, christened Edward Godfree, was born at Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, on July 8, 1892. Aldington attended preparatory schools as a child, after which he studied for four years at Dover College. Lawrence, An Indiscretion.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish writer, poet, and playwright. His novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, brought him lasting recognition, and he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era with a series of witty social satires, including his masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest. Aldington interrupted his writing career to serve in the British army during World War I.

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Here is Oscar Wilde's most brilliant tour de force, a witty and buoyant comedy of manners that has delighted .

Here is Oscar Wilde's most brilliant tour de force, a witty and buoyant comedy of manners that has delighted millions in countless productions since its first performance in London's St. James' Theatre on February 14, 1895. The Importance of Being Earnest is celebrated not only for the lighthearted ingenuity of its plot, but for its inspired dialogue, rich with scintillating epigrams still savored by all who enjoy artful conversation.

The portable Oscar Wilde. Some dates in the life of Oscar Wilde. by. Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900; Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962, ed. Publication date. - The critic as artist. - The picture of Dorian Gray.

Oscar Wilde, Richard Aldington, Stanley Weintraub. The Viking Portable Library). This anthology of Wilde's works contains the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray and the plays Salome and The Importance of Being Earnest in their entirety,along with the complete, unexpurgated text of the prison memoir De Profundis

Includes the following works: Novels—The Portrait of Dorian Gray; Plays—Salome and The Importance of Being Earnest; Writings—De Profundis, Critic as Artist, and Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Very Young; and selections from Lady Windermere's Fan, An Ideal Husband, and A Woman of No Importance.


Reviews about The Portable Oscar Wilde (6):
Kamuro
The Penguin/Viking "Portable" series make for great intros to many of the world's finest writers, and this edition is no exception. Wilde was a tortured man, living a double life which ultimately led to his imprisonment and bankruptcy in Victorian England. His writings reflect the dichotomy he faced in both is personal life and artistic endeavors during that period.

Beginning with a solid life intro, and discussion of the writings by the editors, the collection begins with his essay "The Critic as Artist", setting the stage for the follow on plays, prose and poetry that follow.

The next work is "The Picture of Dorian Gray" in its entirety. The novel reads reminds this reader of Dostoyevsky, and examines the duality of a life artificially lived, and the hiddenness of the soul and the effect of sin on the soul and visage of the man. Somewhat biographical to all men, Dorian Gray takes on even more poignancy when read against the backdrop of Wilde's own life.

Also contained in the compilation are the plays "Solome" and "The Importance of Being Earnest", one a tragedy and the other a comedy. Included in the poetry is "The Ballad of Reading Gaol", a haunting expose of the prison life and soul rending experience of Wilde while in prison. There are other short stories and a collection of letters as well, including a letter to his lover entitled "De Profundis".

In all, this is a great intro to Wilde. I had never read any of his works prior to picking up this volume, and am now richer for the experience. A fine author, and a tragic figure - his tribulations come through in his work, and provide the reader with an appreciation of the man and his times.
Scoreboard Bleeding
By far one of my favorite authors of all time, and finally now I can travel with some of his greatest works. Picture of Dorian Gray is a must. If you are a first time Wilde reader, invest in the Portable Oscar Wilde because at least if you loved the first work you read of his, there is plenty more to catch up on with this edition. So happy I can add this to my collection.
Kikiculture
Zieryn
I bought the book because I wanted a collection of Wilde's major works without having to buy them separately. It is a good collection, with good print and paper quality. However, the two essays that introduce it are not very informative, and they are opinionated (Wilde should not have sued for libel about his homosexuality, because he lost and caused great economic difficulties to his family, and prison caused great physical harm to himself. Very true, but I was interested in a historical critique of his works, not of his personal mistakes).
Skrimpak
This edition of Oscar Wilde's work - in addition to its inclusion of much personal correspondence - is a fascinating look at the author and, notably, his personal travails.
The novel, of course, and the plays are classics, but I found the letters to be a juicy narrative all their own. The twists and turns of his doomed affair with Lord Alfred Douglas, affectionately called "Bosie" in touching - and bitter - love notes from prison, are here to peruse. Reading them, you get a sense of Wilde's personal feelings at the time of his famed trial and arrest for sodomy, his anguish at losing Bosie and going to jail. It's fascinating, juicy stuff - made all the more touching by the fact that it all occurred without shame, in plain view, over 100 years ago.
Wilde's a great character, a great author, a good role model for gay life and a hysterical wit. And this book is a must.
Venemarr
Oscar Wilde was a master of prose. No student of English literature should ignore him; they might not agree with him on a thousand things (even Wilde felt it was perfectly acceptable for him to disagree with himself) but his wit, his humor, and most importantly his love of beautiful things, must not be tossed aside. Wilde was a genius and a master of the English word.
Shalinrad
Edited by Richard Aldington. Stories include the picture of dorian gray, salome, the importance of being earnest, de profundis, many poems and the selfish giant.

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