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  1. leynes leynes says:

    Almost three years and 1,270 pages later I m finally marking this as read, what a surreal feeling I cannot believe that I have read every single word of Oscar s published writing I know, they re are still many private letters left for me to discover but, you guys, I did it I am proud of myself and I am proud of my trash son I don t think I ll ever love an author as much as I love Oscar Here s to the man who believed when he died that his name would be toxic for generations to come For hund Almost three years and 1,270 pages later I m finally marking this as read, what a surreal feeling I cannot believe that I have read every single word of Oscar s published writing I know, they re are still many private letters left for me to discover but, you guys, I did it I am proud of myself and I am proud of my trash son I don t think I ll ever love an author as much as I love Oscar Here s to the man who believed when he died that his name would be toxic for generations to come For hundreds of years his works wouldn t be read He would stand for nothing but perversion utter disgust of a society that couldn t bear people like him Oh, how wrong you were, my darling child You re still one of the most read authors in the 21th century and we all love and appreciate you very much They even had to lock up your sarcophagus because people wouldn t stop kissing it I wish I could wake you up for five minutes to tell you that, then you could go back to sleep again 3And because I am a good hoe and gracious queen I will leave you with all of my individual reviews STORIES A House of Pomegranates The Happy Prince and Other Tales Lord Arthur Savile s Crime The Canterville Ghost The Picture of Dorian GrayPLAYS Vera or, The Nihilists The Duchess of Padua Salom A Woman of No Importance Lady Windermere s Fan An Ideal Husband The Importance of Being Earnest A Florentine Tragedy La Sainte Courtisane POEMS The Collected Poems of Oscar Wilde The Ballad of Reading Goal ESSAYS, SELECTED JOURNALISM, LECTURES AND LETTERS The Rise of Historical Criticism The Critic as Artist Pen, Pencil and Poison The Truth of Masks The House Beautiful The Decorative Arts The Soul of Man Under Socialism The Decay of Lying Selected Journalism 1882 1889 Impressions of America De Profundis Two Letters to the Daily Chronicle


  2. Rachelandthecity Rachelandthecity says:

    Wilde has such a gift with phrasing, I always think about how parallel he seems to me with Ryan Adams So many accolades so early, then such a fever to tear him apart.Here s a few quotes A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her Always forgive your enemies nothing annoys them so much America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between Anyon Wilde has such a gift with phrasing, I always think about how parallel he seems to me with Ryan Adams So many accolades so early, then such a fever to tear him apart.Here s a few quotes A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her Always forgive your enemies nothing annoys them so much America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.Arguments are to be avoided they are always vulgar and often convincing.Biography lends to death a new terror Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.Genius is born not paid.I always like to know everything about my new friends, and nothing about my old ones.I am not young enough to know everything.I think that God in creating Man somewhat overestimated his ability.If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they ll kill you.Illusion is the first of all pleasures.It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is fatal.Man is least himself when he talks in his own person Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace.Most people are other people Their thoughts are someone elses opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious


  3. Tosh Tosh says:

    So essential it s not even funny Not a better writer in the English language Also if one can have a hero in this world, I think Wilde can fit that bill He maybe the first writer that I realize was a rebel of sorts My first actual rock n roll figure that I looked up to.I started reading Wilde as a young teenager due to the fact that he seemed to be the most glamourous figure in literature Most of my high school friends were into the Beats or such toss as Jonathan Bach, but Wilde was my a So essential it s not even funny Not a better writer in the English language Also if one can have a hero in this world, I think Wilde can fit that bill He maybe the first writer that I realize was a rebel of sorts My first actual rock n roll figure that I looked up to.I started reading Wilde as a young teenager due to the fact that he seemed to be the most glamourous figure in literature Most of my high school friends were into the Beats or such toss as Jonathan Bach, but Wilde was my as T Rex s Marc Bolan would say mainman And the fact that I am straight to be attracted to such a guy figure had a great importance in my life Wilde represented a third way to me The fact that he was outside of his culture appealed to my aesthetic plus it was sexy.Oscar Wilde, born in the 19th Century and dying in the new 20th Century was truly an artist of the 20th Century Oscar Wilde I salute you


  4. Spencer Spencer says:

    What can I say You either love Wilde or you don t understand him, and I love him.


  5. Dani Dani says:

    Before starting this collection I had actually never read anything by Oscar Wilde I have now read everything by Oscar Wilde, and can officially say I am a massive fan His writing is incredibly clever and witty, but also riveting, humorous and beautiful My favourites would be The Importance of Being Earnest, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Happy Prince Other Tales, The Ballad of Reading Gaol, and De Profundis The works included and my general opinion of them are as follows PLAYS V Before starting this collection I had actually never read anything by Oscar Wilde I have now read everything by Oscar Wilde, and can officially say I am a massive fan His writing is incredibly clever and witty, but also riveting, humorous and beautiful My favourites would be The Importance of Being Earnest, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Happy Prince Other Tales, The Ballad of Reading Gaol, and De Profundis The works included and my general opinion of them are as follows PLAYS Vera, or The Nihilists 3 Stars The Duchess of Padua 2 Stars Lady Windermere s Fan 5 Stars A Woman of No Importance 5 Stars An Ideal Husband 4 Stars The Importance of Being Earnest 5 Stars Salom 3 Stars La Saint Courtisane 3 Stars A Florentine Tragedy 4 Stars NOVEL The Picture of Dorian Gray 5 Stars STORIES FAIRY TALES The Happy Prince and Other Tales 5 StarsThe Happy Prince 5 StarsThe Nightingale and the Rose 5 StarsThe Selfish Giant 4 StarsThe Devoted Friend 5 StarsThe Remarkable Rocket 5 Stars Lord Arthur Saville s Crime and Other Stories 4 StarsLord Arthur Saville s Crime 4 StarsThe Canterville Ghost 5 StarsThe Sphinx Without a Secret 4 StarsThe Model Millionaire 4 StarsThe Portrait of Mr W.H 1.5 Stars A House of Pomegranates 2 StarsThe Young King 2 Stars The Birthday of the Infanta 2 Stars The Fisherman and His Soul 3 Stars The Star Child 3 Stars POEMS The Complete Poems 4 Stars The Ballad of Reading Gaol special mention 5 Stars ESSAYS AND LETTERS De Profundis 5 Stars And in the spirit of complete honesty, I actually didn t read the other essays included in the collection Intentions and The Soul of Man Under Socialism as I knew they wouldn t interest me, and so they have not affected my rating


  6. Courtney Courtney says:

    1 The Picture of Dorian Gray2 Lord Arthur Savile s Crime3 The Canterville Chost4 The Sphinx Without a Secret5 The Model Millionaire6 The Young King7 The Birthday of the Infanta8 The Fisherman and His Soul9 The Star Child10 The Happy Prince11 The Nightingale and the Rose12 The Selfish Giant13 The Devoted Friend15 The Remarkable Rocket16 The Importance of Being Earnest17 Lady Windermere s Fan18 A Woman of No Importance19 An Ideal Husband20 Salome21 The Duchess of Padua22 Vera, 1 The Picture of Dorian Gray2 Lord Arthur Savile s Crime3 The Canterville Chost4 The Sphinx Without a Secret5 The Model Millionaire6 The Young King7 The Birthday of the Infanta8 The Fisherman and His Soul9 The Star Child10 The Happy Prince11 The Nightingale and the Rose12 The Selfish Giant13 The Devoted Friend15 The Remarkable Rocket16 The Importance of Being Earnest17 Lady Windermere s Fan18 A Woman of No Importance19 An Ideal Husband20 Salome21 The Duchess of Padua22 Vera, or the Nihilists23 A Florentine Tragedy24 La Sainte Courtisane25 Poems26 Poems in Prose27 De Profundis28 Two Letters to the Daily Chronicle29 The Decay of Lying30 Pen, Pencil and Poison31 The Critic as Artist32 The Truth of Masks33 The Soul of Man Under Socialism34 The Rise of Historical Criticism35 The Portrait of Mr W.H.36 A Few Maxims for the Instruction of the Over Educated37 Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young


  7. Aurélien Thomas Aurélien Thomas says:

    I remember discovering Oscar Wilde with The Picture of Dorian Gray , a luscious and decadent read which, ironically enough, had not only made his success but also caused his downfall being quoted ad nauseam during his trial Well, Oscar Wilde, we know, finally ended up in jail His work from behind bars is, about, really touching First,De Profundis , his letter to his lover, is an insightful take upon his fate the pain of a man looked upon, ruined and humiliated, who nevertheless has the I remember discovering Oscar Wilde with The Picture of Dorian Gray , a luscious and decadent read which, ironically enough, had not only made his success but also caused his downfall being quoted ad nauseam during his trial Well, Oscar Wilde, we know, finally ended up in jail His work from behind bars is, about, really touching First,De Profundis , his letter to his lover, is an insightful take upon his fate the pain of a man looked upon, ruined and humiliated, who nevertheless has the unforgiving lucidity to don t spare himself for his mistakes For sure, it reeks of a sad bitterness It is, nevertheless, so honest it s quite disarming Then, hisThe Ballad of Reading GaolPowerful verses, grim but deeply heartfelt, here s one of his most intense text, and surely one of his best work Well, as far as I am concerned, it certainly stands out from the rest of his poetry HisPoemsindeed are, overall, quite bad A classicist at heart, Oscar Wilde attempted to follow strict formal rules that are everything but suited to his stylised and flowery language, going over the top and feeling way too rigid I preferred hisProse Poems , where he tossed off such strictness to completely unleash himself In fact, mostly religious mystic his prose displays him at his playful best As for the plays I am not one for theatre it s just not my cup of tea I have to say though that I absolutely enjoyed reading most of hisLady Windermere s Fanmy personal favourite ,The Importance of Being Earnest ,A Woman of No ImportanceOscar Wilde is witty, sharp, cynical and sarcastic, always catching the reader off guard with the unexpected, and his creativity and bluntness are a delight that takes no prisoner I just struggled withAn Ideal Husband , predictable, too long, and tiring for its feel of d ja vu I didn t know he had written a tragedyThe Duchess of Padua, which was a nice surprise, especially since it s a really good play overall My favourite remains, however,Salomwonderfully poetic, dark, occult, bathed in bloody moonlight, all here is but foggy vision dancing enthrallingly before our hypnotised eyes Noteworthy too are his essays on ArtIntentionsandThe Decay of Lyingmay not be ground breaking, but they deserve a read to better understand what he meant by some of his most famous and misunderstood quotes e.g life imitates art and the like His tales are entertaining too, though I disliked the ones he wrote for children all unsuited and complete failure.All in all then, here s a great compilation It can feel unequal again, some of his work was really bad most of his poems, a few tales but, considering how far ranging, creative, sharp and, above all, so unique such a writer was, it s impossible to don t be in awe A pure jewel, that deserves to adorn the personal libraries of every lovers of literature.


  8. classic reverie classic reverie says:

    As I read Oscar Wilde, I will read from this collection where my notes and highlights will be I will review his works by their title Look under my Oscar Wilde shelf for my list There are no typos notes yet and very navigational.


  9. Amena Amena says:

    Brilliant writing Real, deep themes which one can relate to the present life A fantastic ending Definitely worth every single one of those 5 stars.


  10. Tea Tea says:

    I m always going to give Oscar 5 stars I ve been a fan since I was 5 years and became obsessed with The happy prince I have so many favourite stories and poems in this book it s just one of my favourite books to read I read this book at least once a year This version of the book is incredible thick and some difficult to hold


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Complete Works of Oscar Wilde In print since , this is a single volume collection of Oscar Wilde s texts It contains his only novel, The Portrait of Dorian Gray as well as his plays, stories, poems, essays and letters Illustrated with many photographs, the book includes introductions to each section by Wilde s grandon, Merlin Holoand, Owen Dudley Edwards, Declan Kibertd and Terence Brown A comprehensive bibliography of works by and about Oscar Wilde together with a chronological table of his life and work are also included ➹ [Read] ➵ Gender in Psychoanalytic Space By Muriel Dimen ➼ – 9facts.co.uk this is a single volume collection of Oscar Wilde s texts It contains his only novel ❮Download❯ ➵ Insight and Interpretation Author Roy Schafer – 9facts.co.uk The Portrait of Dorian Gray as well as his plays ➼ [Reading] ➾ Good People in an Evil Time By Svetlana Broz ➱ – 9facts.co.uk stories ❰Reading❯ ➼ On a Day Like This Author Peter Stamm – 9facts.co.uk poems [PDF] ✎ Heart to Start ✐ Derek Handley – 9facts.co.uk essays and letters Illustrated with many photographs ✅ [PDF / Epub] ☉ Light without Fire By Scott Korb ⚣ – 9facts.co.uk the book includes introductions to each section by Wilde s grandon ❰EPUB❯ ✺ Secrecy Author Rupert Thomson – 9facts.co.uk Merlin Holoand [PDF / Epub] ✅ The Silence and the Roar By Nihad Sirees – 9facts.co.uk Owen Dudley Edwards ☀ [PDF / Epub] ★ Hard Country By Robin Robilliard ✍ – 9facts.co.uk Declan Kibertd and Terence Brown A comprehensive bibliography of works by and about Oscar Wilde together with a chronological table of his life and work are also included


About the Author: Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet, and author of numerous short stories, and one novel Known for his biting wit, and a plentitude of aphorisms, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being Earnest As the result of a widely covered series of trials, Wilde suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years hard labour after being convicted of gross indecency with other men After Wilde was released from prison he set sail for Dieppe by the night ferry He never returned to Ireland or Britain, and died in poverty.