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The Portable Oscar Wilde (Viking Portable Library)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Beautiful early writings by one of the 20th centurys greatest poets on the 150th anniversary of his birth

The poems, prose, and drama gathered in When You Are Old present a fresh portrait of the Nobel Prize–winning writer as a younger man: the 1890s aesthete who dressed as a dandy, collected Irish folklore, dabbled in magic, and wrote heartrending poems for his beloved, the beautiful, elusive Irish revolutionary Maud Gonne. Included here are such celebrated, lyrical poems as “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” and “He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven,” as well as Yeatss imaginative retellings of Irish fairytales—including his first major poem, “The Wanderings of Oisin,” based on a Celtic fable—and his critical writings, which offer a fascinating window onto his artistic theories. Through these enchanting works, readers will encounter Yeats as the mystical, lovelorn bard and Irish nationalist popular during his own lifetime.

Synopsis:

The Picture of Dorian Gray, Salome and The Importance of Being Earnest are accompanied by Wilde's prison memoirs, poems, and selected correspondence.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

ROB DOGGETT is a professor of English at the State University of New York at Geneseo. He is the author of Deep-Rooted Things: Empire and Nation in the Poetry and Drama of William Butler Yeats.
ROB DOGGETT is a professor of English at the State University of New York at Geneseo. He is the author of Deep-Rooted Things: Empire and Nation in the Poetry and Drama of William Butler Yeats.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Richard Aldington and Stanley Weintraub

Some Dates in the Life of Oscar Wilde

The Critic as Artist

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Salomé

The Importance of Being Earnest

De Profundis

Poems, Poems in Prose, and a Fairy Tale

Hélas!

From Ave Imperatrix

Requiescat

From The Burden of Itys

From Charmides

Symphony in Yellow

The Harlot's House

On the Sale by Auction of Keats' Love Letters

Portia: Written at the Lyceum Theatre

The Ballad of Reading Gaol

The Selfish Giant

Reviews

From A Bevy of Poets

From Pleasing and Prattling

From A "Jolly" Art Critic

From A Cheap Edition of a Great Man

From The Poets' Corner, III

From The Poets' Corner, V

From Poetry and Prison

Letters from Oscar Wilde

to Mrs. George Lewis

to Mrs. Bernard Beere

to Robert H. Sherard

to Constance Lloyd Wilde

to the Editor of the Scots Observer

to Bernard Shaw

to the Editor of the Times

to Grace Hawthorne

to Lord Alfred Douglas

to Robert Ross

to Lord Alfred Douglas

to the Home Secretary

to Carlos Blacker

to Reginald Turner

to Leonard Smithers

to Robert Ross

Wildean Wit from the Other Comedies

I. From Lady Windermere's Fan

II. From A Woman of No Importance

III. From An Ideal Husband

Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140150933
Editor:
Weintraub, Stanley
Editor:
Aldington, Richard
Editor:
Weintraub, Stanley
Author:
Wilde, Oscar
Author:
Doggett, Rob
Author:
Weintraub, Stanley
Author:
Yeats, William Butler
Author:
Aldington, Richard
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth, Eng. ;
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Collections and anthologies
Subject:
Wilde, oscar, 1854-1900
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author - British & Irish
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Viking Portable Library
Series Volume:
v. 1, no. 4
Publication Date:
19810731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.06 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 336 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140150933 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The Picture of Dorian Gray, Salome and The Importance of Being Earnest are accompanied by Wilde's prison memoirs, poems, and selected correspondence.
"Synopsis" by ,

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.

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