The Complete Works Of Oscar Wilde


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 1443441945
Category: Poetry
Page: 2000
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Featuring the entirety of Oscar Wilde’s collected poetry, prose, and dramatic works, this collection demonstrates the author’s wide range, unerring wit, and unique perspective. Bringing together Wilde’s most famous works, including The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Lady Windermere’s Fan, this anthology is an important resource for any fan or student of Oscar Wilde. Often considered ahead of his time, Oscar Wilde’s works continue to resonate with modern readers and many have been adapted for film and television, including most recently, the 2009 film Dorian Gray starring Ben Barnes and the 2002 film The Importance of Being Earnest, starring Judi Dench and Colin Firth. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

The Picture of Dorian Gray


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007351054
Category: Fiction
Page: 252
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HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'How sad it is! I shall grow old, and horrid, and dreadful. But this picture will remain always young If it was only the other way!' Wilde's first and only published novel recounts the story of handsome Dorian Gray who upon having his portrait painted desires that it will age and grow ugly while he may remain eternally beautiful. The painting, which reflects each of Gray's sins and transgressions in its hideousness, haunts him until it finally becomes unbearable. In this dark tale of duplicity and mortality, Wilde creates a world where art and reality collide."

The Plays of Oscar Wilde


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840224184
Category: Drama
Page: 444
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Oscar Wilde took London by storm with his first comedy, Lady Windermere's Fan. His other plays include: A Woman of No Importance and The Importance of Being Earnest. This work features Wilde's plays ranging from his early tragedy era to the controversial Salome and little known fragments, La Sainte Courtisane and A Florentine Tragedy.

Collins Complete Works of Oscar Wilde


Author: Oscar Wilde,Merlin Holland
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007144369
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 1268
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A comprehensive collection of Wilde's works including poems, plays, letters, essays, and stories.

Betty und ihre Schwestern

Illustriertes Kinderbuch
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 3955018148
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 301
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Es ist die Zeit des Amerikanischen Bürgerkrieges. Mrs March und ihre vier heranwachsenden Töchter warten auf die Rückkehr des Vaters, der als Geistlicher an der Front ist. Die Familie muss mit vielen Problemen des Alltags fertig werden. Finanzielle Nöte gehören genauso dazu wie Rivalitäten unter den Geschwistern. Es gibt jedoch auch viele schöne Erfahrungen und die Schwestern begreifen, dass Freunde und der Zusammenhalt in der Familie das Wichtigste im Leben sind. Als ihr Vater nach einem Jahr von der Front zurückkehren kann, stellt er fest, dass seine Töchter ein Stück erwachsener geworden sind. Louisa May Alcotts Familienroman gehört seit fast 150 Jahren zum Bestand der klassischen Jugendliteratur.

Grusel- und Schauergeschichten


Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104000670
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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Mit dem Werkbeitrag aus Kindlers Literatur Lexikon. Mit dem Autorenporträt aus dem Metzler Lexikon Weltliteratur. Mit Daten zu Leben und Werk, exklusiv verfasst von der Redaktion der Zeitschrift für Literatur TEXT + KRITIK. Dunkel und gespenstisch sind Edgar Allen Poes schaurige Geschichten, die ganz ohne das übliche Repertoire des Schaurigen, ohne Geister und Gespenster, auskommen. Die Menschen selbst sind es, die sich in Angst und Schrecken versetzen: In der königlichen Spaßgesellschaft muss ein verkrüppelter Zwerg, seiner physischen Deformation wegen als ›Hopp-Frosch‹ verlacht, das Entertainment auf Kosten seiner eigenen Würde gewährleisten. Systematisch erniedrigt, wächst in ihm ein unbändiger Rachedurst heran. Er treibt seinen Beruf auf die Spitze und erlaubt sich einen tödlichen Spaß ...

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".

Sturmhöhe

Reclam Taschenbuch
Author: Emily Bronte
Publisher: Reclam Verlag
ISBN: 315961302X
Category: Fiction
Page: 457
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Das Stürmische, Wilde und Raue der nordenglischen Moor- und Heidelandschaft hat sich tief eingeprägt in die Charaktere dieses Romans, der im Dezember 1847 erschien, ein Jahr nur, bevor Emily Brontë dreißigjährig an Schwindsucht starb. Niemand legt den von Ingrid Rein kongenial übersetzten Band aus den Händen, bevor er weiß, wie's ausgeht: "Ist Mr. Heathcliff ein Mensch? Wenn ja, ist er verrückt? Und wenn nicht, ist er ein Teufel?" Sturmhöhe ist ein dramatisches, stellenweise grausig-geniales Stück Weltliteratur.

Interleaved Adaptor's the Picture of Dorian Gray

Blank Page Next to Every Page of Text for Updating Or Creating a New Work Inspired by This Classic of Literature
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781719514040
Category:
Page: 448
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Stop, writer! Your syndrome of the blank page Sucks. Want To Know How To Fix It? If you read the two next paragraphs it will be impossible for you not to learn two ways to use this book to definitely overcome writer's block. Impossible. It's a deal. ˃˃˃ Way 1: Copywork. Open the book and you will see that the even pages, those on the left, have text, while the odd pages, those on the right, are blank. Copy all the text by hand, literally, word for word and punctuation mark for punctuation mark, in the blank pages. ˃˃˃ Way 2: Adapt. Update, modernize, the text. Read the page on the left, and on the blank page on the right begin writing the draft of your own version focusing on the elements you want to explore. Change the setting, plot events, and characterization, but always with the guidance of the text. Deal fulfilled! *** You will ask yourself... If I follow the first way, is not something too simple, literally copy what is already written? Answer... Many of history's greatest writers achieved that status not from harkening to the muses, but by laboriously copying the work of others: Jack London, Robert Louis Stevenson, Billy Collins, Benjamin Franklin, Stephen King, Hunter S. Thompson, Steven Pressfield... Copywork has the following advantages Improves your writing style Improves memory and focus Improves handwriting And above all: Establish a regular writing habit "Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work." Stephen King *** You will ask yourself... If I follow the second way, where is the originality? Will not be this plagiarism? Answer... To begin with, the text is in the public domain and anyone can copy it, distribute it, re-write it. On the other hand, culture is recreation, variation. "The ugly fact is books are made out of books." Cormac McCarthy As Nina Paley says, copying art is an act of love: "People copy stuff they like. They don't copy stuff they don't like. The more a work is copied, the more valuable it becomes. Value isn't taken away by fans, it is added by them, every time they copy." And remember the following... STARTING TO WRITE IS THE #1 THING YOU NEED TO MAKE IF YOU WANT TO BECOME A WRITER! This EK Pubishing edition merges a book and a notebook, so it's perfect for comfortably make copywork or a new work adaptation. It can also be used to take notes to study the text or adapt it to another medium (cinema, comics, music ...), write a journal of the reflections while reading or illustrating it. If you prefer other classic title, we are going to publish many other books with the same type of edition. You can see them in the following series: "Adapter's Classic Books." Scroll up an search this series to select another book or grab a copy of this great classic of literature right now and you will be able to break the curse of the blank page and become a (better) writer.

Jules Traumzauberbaum


Author: Marianne Musgrove
Publisher: Beltz & Gelberg
ISBN: 9783407799562
Category:
Page: 132
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JJJ, wie 3 Angelhaken nebeneinander, das ist Julia Jennifer Joos, die Heldin dieser Geschichte. Sie hat es nicht leicht mit der Familie, fühlt sich für alles und alle verantwortlich. Ob der Traumzauberbaum ihr bei all ihren Sorgen helfen kann? Ab 8.

Beauty and the Beast

Christina Rossetti, Walter Pater, R.L. Stevenson and Their Contemporaries
Author: P. Th. M. G. Liebregts,Wim Tigges
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789051839029
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 280
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1994 marked the centenary of the deaths of Walter Pater, Christina Rossetti and Robert Louis Stevenson, andBeauty and the Beast is largely devoted to an exploration of aspects of their lives and their writings, and the role they played in the development of British literature. Both individually and as a group, these writers offer interesting opportunities to investigate a distinctive ambivalence in the literature of the last three decades of the nineteenth century. Thus we may observe how Pater as the founder of Aestheticism in British literature addressed the Victorian dilemma how to live inMarius the Epicurean; how Rossetti's poetry expresses both spiritual and erotic tendencies, while Stevenson'sThe Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is perhaps the epitome of the fin-de-siècle tension between good and evil, beauty and beast. Yet the scope of this book also includes an examination of the relationships between these three authors and their contemporaries, and of their setting, on the British Isles as well as on the Continent. Thus George Moore makes his appearance, next to Anton Chekhov, Arthur Schnitzler, Oscar Wilde, Alain Fournier and Louis Couperus. The various discussions of these French, German, Russian, Italian, Irish and Dutch connections in this book reflect the international setting of the European fin-de-siècle as a background against which the theme of Beauty and the Beast is discussed.Contributors are: Wim Tigges, C.C. Barfoot, Jan Marsh, Valeria Tinkler-Villani, Amanda Gilroy, Peter van de Kamp, Billie Andrew Inman, Laurel Brake, Peter Costello, Ans Kabel, Douglas S. Mack, Tim Youngs, Neil Cornwell, Sjef Houppermans, Jacques B.H. Alblas, John Stokes, Susan de Sola Rodstein.