Книга полностью на английском языке. A collection of Oscar Wildess many varied works. These include the tender fairy stories he wrote for his children, his novels, many of which shocked and outraged many readers of his day, plays which were enormously successful and continue to be so, and poems and essays.
Wilde's works are suffused with his aestheticism, brilliant craftsmanship, legendary wit and, ultimately, his tragic muse. He wrote tender fairy stories for children employing all his grace, artistry and wit, of which the best-known is The Happy Prince. Counterpoints to this were his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, which shocked and outraged many readers of his day, and his stories for adults which exhibited his fascination with the relations between serene art and decadent life. Wilde took London by storm with his plays, particularly his masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest. His essays - in particular De Profundis - and his Ballad of Reading Gaol, both written after his release from prison, strikingly break the bounds of his usual expressive range. His other essays and poems are all included in this comprehensive collection of the works of one of the most exciting writers of the late nineteenth century.
Oscar Wilde had an unconventional approach towards women. Although he was married till the end of his life, it was well-known that his sexual orientation was homosexual. Even though he was only attracted to men, he, in general, had a good relationship to the women he was acquainted with. Even though he was born and raised in the Victorian age, a time-span known for its severity and discipline, he was interested in the ‘woman question'' and in favour of progressive movements. In Wilde''s most famous works, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray an his four comedies of manner, Lady Windermere''s Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, Wilde proves to be a critical observer of Victorian society. His exaggerated statements often criticize society and the female role model of that age.
Poet and playwright Oscar Wilde wrote sparkling comedies that were the toast of London's West End in the 1890s. The master of the witty epigram who could resist anything except temptation, Wilde was imprisoned by an unjust society and died in obscurity, but his enduring works continue to enchant readers and audiences. The Irish author's only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, appears in this splendid showcase of his philosophy and wit. Additional selections include Wilde's ever-popular comedies The Importance of Being Earnest and An Ideal Husband; his essay on aestheticism, "The Decay of Lying: An Observation"; his deeply moving prison letter, "De Profundis"; and fairy tales from A House of Pomegranates and The Happy Prince.
Wilde, glamorous and notorious, more famous as a playwright or prisoner than as a poet, invites readers of his verse to meet an unknown and intimate figure. The poetry of his formative years includes the haunting elegy to his young sister and the grieving lyric at the death of his father. The religious drama of his romance with Rome is captured here, as well as its resolution in his renewed love of ancient Greece. He explores forbidden sexual desires, pays homage to the great theatre stars and poets of his day, and observes cityscapes with impressionist intensity. His final masterpiece, The Ballad of Reading Gaol, tells the painful story of his own prison experience and calls for universal compassion. This edition of Wilde's verse presents the full range of his achievement as a poet.
Including some of Oscar Wilde's most well-known and infamous plays, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and The Importance of Being Earnest, this collection of the writer's works displays his brilliant, quick wit to its full glory. Wilde's pithy social comedies dissect the morals and idiosyncrasies of society in the 1890s and offer a view of the sexual politics of the time.
Including Some of Oscar Wilde's Most Well-Known And Infamous Plays, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, And The Importance of Being Earnest, this Collection of the Writer's Works Displays his Brilliant, Quick wit to its Full Glory. Wilde's Pithy Social Comedies Dissect the Morals And Idiosyncrasies of Society in the 1890s And Offer a View of the Sexual Politics of the Time.
Oscar Wilde is considered one of the most brilliant and controversial social and literary gures of all time. Wilde's prison writings include his most celebrated essay "De Profundis", written to Lord Alfred Douglas, and his legendary epic poem "The Ballad Of Reading Gaol".
Серия книг «Зарубежная классика — читай в оригинале» — это бессмертные произведения великих мастеров пера, написанные ими на их родном языке и наречии. Книги из этой серии помогут читателю углубленно изучать иностранные языки, обогатят его внутренний мир и по-новому откроют произведения известных классиков. Неадаптированное издание на английском языке.
Written in his distinctively dazzling manner, Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is the author's most popular work. The tale of Dorian Gray's moral disintegration caused a scandal when it first appeared in 1890, but though Wilde was attacked for the novel's corrupting influence, he responded that there is, in fact, "a terrible moral in Dorian Gray."
Серия English Fiction Collection состоит из лучших произведений английских и американских авторов. Читая книгу на языке оригинала, вы не только обогатите собственную лексику и научитесь чувствовать грамматический строй, но также сможете насладиться настоящим языком великих писателей и поэтов. Серия предназначена для тех, кто учит английский всерьез, кто действительно хочет знать этот красивый и многогранный язык.