The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde: The picture of Dorian Gray : the 1890 and 1891 texts


Author: Oscar Wilde,Russell Jackson,Ian Small,Joseph Bristow
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198187721
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 465
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This is the third volume in the Oxford English Texts edition of the works of Oscar Wilde. This definitive variorum edition of Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray reprints the thirteen-chapter and twenty-chapter versions of this famous story as separate works. The volume provides readers with the most detailed account available of the considerable changes that Wilde made to a controversial narrative that appeared in two, very different editions in 1890 and 1891 respectively.

The Picture of Dorian Gray


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199535981
Category: Fiction
Page: 229
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An exquisitely beautiful young man in Victorian England retains his youthful and innocent appearance over the years while his portrait reflects both his age and evil soul as he pursues a life of decadence and corruption.

Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity


Author: Kathleen Riley,Alastair J. L. Blanshard,Iarla Manny
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192506250
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 376
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Few authors of the Victorian period were as immersed in classical learning as Oscar Wilde. Although famous now and during his lifetime as a wit, aesthete, and master epigrammist, Wilde distinguished himself early on as a talented classical scholar, studying at Trinity College Dublin and Oxford and winning academic prizes and distinctions at both institutions. His undergraduate notebooks as well as his essays and articles on ancient topics reveal a mind engrossed in problems in classical scholarship and fascinated by the relationship between ancient and modern thought. His first publications were English translations of classical texts and even after he had 'left Parnassus for Piccadilly' antiquity continued to provide him with a critical vocabulary in which he could express himself and his aestheticism, an intellectual framework for understanding the world around him, and a compelling set of narratives to fire his artist's imagination. His debt to Greece and Rome is evident throughout his writings, from the sparkling wit of society plays like The Importance of Being Earnest to the extraordinary meditation on suffering that is De Profundis, written during his incarceration in Reading Gaol. Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity brings together scholars from across the disciplines of classics, ancient history, English literature, theatre and performance studies, and the history of ideas to explore the varied and profound impact that Graeco-Roman antiquity had on Wilde's life and work. This wide-ranging collection covers all the major genres of his literary output; it includes new perspectives on his most celebrated and canonical texts and close analyses of unpublished material, revealing as never before the enduring breadth and depth of his love affair with the classics.

The Complete Short Stories of Oscar Wilde


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486121860
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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Complete texts of "The Happy Prince and Other Tales," "A House of Pomegranates," "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories," "Poems in Prose," and "The Portrait of Mr. W. H."

Epistola in Carcere et Vinculis


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3736854242
Category: Fiction
Page: 191
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"Epistola: In Carcere et Vinculis" ist das Manuskript des offenen Briefes "De Profundis", den der irische Schriftsteller Oscar Wilde zwischen 1895 und 1897, während seiner Inhaftierung in verschiedenen englischen Zuchthäusern an seinen früheren Freund und Liebhaber Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas schrieb. Der Name der Schrift, die etwa 50.000 Wörter umfasst, ist dem Psalm 130 entnommen: "'De profundis' clamavi ad te Domine." - "Aus der Tiefe rief ich, Herr, zu Dir".

Oscar Wilde im Kreuzverhör

die erste vollständige Niederschrift des Queensberry-Prozesses
Author: Merlin Holland
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783896672407
Category: Trials (Libel)
Page: 461
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Der Sozialismus und die Seele des Menschen


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3843030871
Category: Political Science
Page: 52
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Oscar Wilde: Der Sozialismus und die Seele des Menschen The Soul of Man under Socialism. Ertdruck 1891 in »The Fortnightly Review«. Hier in deutscher Übersetzung von Hedwig Lachmann und Gustav Landauer, Schnabel, Berlin 1904. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 12 pt.

Gegen den Strich


Author: Joris-Karl Huysmans
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3954552795
Category: Fiction
Page: 108
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Vom öden Leben der Pariser Gesellschaft hat sich der aus einem alten Adelsgeschlecht stammende Ästhet Jean Floressas des Esseintes in ein Landhaus außerhalb von Paris zurückgezogen. Dort widmet sich des Esseintes, der von der Überlegenheit des menschlichen Geistes über die Natur besessen ist, der Erschaffung einer allein der Schönheit verpflichteten bizarren Kunstwelt. Die Abwendung von den natürlichen Quellen des Lebens jedoch bleibt nicht ohne psychische Folgen, die des Esseintes in eine immer bedrohlichere Lage bringen.

Ein Granatapfelhaus

Vier Kunstmärchen: Der junge König / Der Geburtstag der Infantin / Der Fischer und seine Seele / Das Sternenkind
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3843052913
Category: Fiction
Page: 84
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Oscar Wilde: Ein Granatapfelhaus. Vier Kunstmärchen: Der junge König / Der Geburtstag der Infantin / Der Fischer und seine Seele / Das Sternenkind A House of Pomegranates. Erstdruck 1891. Hier in der Übersetzung von Wilhelm Cremer, Berlin, Neufeld und Henius, 1922. Inhaltsverzeichnis Ein Granatapfelhaus Der junge König Der Geburtstag der Infantin Der Fischer und seine Seele Das Sternenkind Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

The Importance of Being Earnest the Graphic Novel: Original Text


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781907127311
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 136
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In this Oscar Wilde's entire three-act play presented as a full color graphic novel, two young gentlemen living in 1890’s England use imaginary friends to inject some excitement into their seemingly dull lives. Jack Worthing invents a brother, “Ernest,” whom he pretends to be in order to visit his beloved Gwendolen in the city. Meanwhile, friend Algy Moncrieff uses the name “Ernest” while visiting Jack’s beautiful young ward, Cecily in the country. Much confusion ensues as the two women find out they have been deceived by their “Ernests.” Some would call this a society comedy; others, a Victorian farce. Regardless of the term used, this full color graphic novel captures the era effortlessly. With an intricate attention to detail, wonderful characterization and dramatically expressive and humorous artwork, this really is a graphic novel to cherish.

The Flying Dutchman (Der Fliegende Holländer)


Author: Richard Wagner
Publisher: Satzweiss.com
ISBN: 3845008652
Category: Fiction
Page: 23
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ACT I. A Norwegian brig is driven out of her course on the homeward voyage, and near the rockbound Norwegian Coast meets with the phantom ship of the “Flying Dutchman.” Daland, the captain of the Norwegian vessel, enters into a compact with the “Flying Dutchman” whose identity, however, is unknown to him, to give him a home and his daughter, Senta, for a wife, in consideration of the rich treasures stored away in the “Flying Dutchman’s” ship. ACT II. When the curtain rises, a bevy of Norwegian Girls, among whom are Daland’s daughter, Senta and her nurse Mary, are discovered turning their spinning wheels and singing a spinning song. A picture of the “Flying Dutchman” adorns the wall, and Senta, after singing a ballad sketching in incoherent, passionate strains, a story of the subject of the picture, solemnly vows that she will become the means of terminating the torment, to which the “Flying Dutchman” is subjected, and who can only be saved by a woman unwaveringly constant in her love. During the confusion which ensues upon this avowal, the father’s arrival is announced. In the time intervening between this announcement and Daland’s arrival, Erik, Senta’s lover, pleads for his love, and endeavors to persuade Senta that her infatuation for a phantom lover will lead to her irretrievable ruin; but to no avail. Daland arrives and presents the “Flying Dutchman” to his daughter. Senta accepts him as her affianced husband...

De Profundis and Other Prison Writings


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780140439908
Category: Fiction
Page: 266
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'I feel caught in a terrible net. I don't know where to turn. I care less when I think that he is thinking of me. I think of nothing else' 'De Profundis' is an epistolic account of Oscar Wilde's spiritual journey while in prison, and describes his conversion from his previous belief in pleasure and decadence to his new, shocking conviction that 'the supreme vice is shallowness'. This book also includes further letters to his wife, his friends, the Home Secretary and newspaper editors, as well as many to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas - Bosie - himself. 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol', written after Wilde's two year's hard labour in Reading prison and originally published anonymously, is the heart-rending and eye-opening tale of a man who has been sentenced to hang for the murder of the woman he loved. Colm Tóibín's introduction explores Wilde's family background and his success and reputation prior to his scandalous court case. He also examines Wilde's duality in love, politics and literature, and how his imprisonment affected the perception of his work. This edition also includes notes on the text and suggested further reading. Edited with an introduction by Colm Tóibín

De Profundis (Vollständige Ausgabe)


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 373685420X
Category: Fiction
Page: 137
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"De Profundis" ist ein offener Brief, den der irische Schriftsteller Oscar Wilde zwischen 1895 und 1897, während seiner Inhaftierung in verschiedenen englischen Zuchthäusern an seinen früheren Freund und Liebhaber Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas schrieb. Der Name der Schrift, die etwa 50.000 Wörter umfasst, ist dem Psalm 130 entnommen: "'De profundis' clamavi ad te Domine." - "Aus der Tiefe rief ich, Herr, zu Dir".