The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

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The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

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It is a silly habit, I dare say, but somehow it seems to bring a great deal of romance into one’s life. He is a journalist and the author of ‘The Wilde Album’ and ‘Irish Peacock and Scarlet’ both also published by Fourth Estate. The rare erotic novel ‘Teleny’ attributed to Wilde, but now classed as apocryphal –judge for yourself – did Wilde have a hand in writing this rare text? Wilde ha l'arte nel sangue, fa parte della sua natura: è l'unica spiegazione che viene in mente quando persino gli abbozzi delle sue tragedie sono impeccabili (" Il cardinale di Avignone").

I do not think there is only one way to "do art" or that the term "art" is pretentious, or that "entertainment" is below contempt for that matter, OR that a perfect blending of "art" and "entertainment" is the Ultimate Goal for THAT matter. When your youth goes, your beauty will go with it, and then you will suddenly discover that there are no triumphs left for you, or have to content yourself with those mean triumphs that the memory of your past will make more bitter than defeats. Yes, continued Lord Henry, that is one of the great secrets of life—to cure the soul by means of the senses, and the senses by means of the soul. One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation. In many ways it is a traditional fairy tale with an obvious moral - a poor family finds an abandoned baby and raises him to be a beautiful boy.Oh, I am tired of sitting, and I don’t want a life-sized portrait of myself, answered the lad, swinging round on the music-stool in a wilful, petulant manner. I was disappointed to find that the popular culture image of Dorian Grey didn't quite live up to the actual written depiction of him.

Lord Henry stroked his pointed brown beard and tapped the toe of his patent-leather boot with a tasselled ebony cane. On May 29, 1884, Oscar married Constance Lloyd (died 1898), daughter of wealthy Queen’s Counsel Horace Lloyd.Discover the joy of reading with us, your trusted source for affordable books that do not compromise on quality. We take pride in offering a wide selection of used books, from classics to hidden gems, ensuring there’s something for every literary palate. And Lord Henry struck a light on a dainty silver case and began to smoke a cigarette with a self-conscious and satisfied air, as if he had summed up the world in a phrase. With this beautiful Collectible Edition, you can enjoy Wilde’s enduring literary legacy again and again.

Looking at the premise of the work alone, it could have just as well been a cheap thriller devoid of complexity, but Wilde imbues the work with no small amount of literary references and witty dialogue.The Artistic Director Adam Spreadbury-Maher of the King's Head Theatre and producer of Constance pointed out that Wilde's son, Vyvyan Holland, wrote in 1954, "a significant amount of the dialogue (of Constance) bears the authentic stamp of my father's hand". The first is the appearance of a new medium for art, and the second is the appearance of a new personality for art also.

Some day you will look at your friend, and he will seem to you to be a little out of drawing, or you won’t like his tone of colour, or something. Known for his biting wit, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities . I wish I could wake you up for five minutes to tell you that, then you could go back to sleep again. 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. I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects.

I’m not even going to try to explain how much and why I love his work because as neither Critic nor Artist, I cannot do it justice. I don’t think I shall send it anywhere, he answered, tossing his head back in that odd way that used to make his friends laugh at him at Oxford. The wind shook some blossoms from the trees, and the heavy lilac-blooms, with their clustering stars, moved to and fro in the languid air. Teleny, or The Reverse of the Medal (Paris, 1893) has been attributed to Wilde, but its authorship is unclear. Having recently codified my own approach to the arts (well, certainly literature) as that of a Generalist/Surveyor, I can't take an us/them, good/bad argument about literature *so* seriously.

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