AUTHOR: Oscar Wilde

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April 19th, 2007 at 04:05pm
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (October 16, 1854 – November 30, 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and short story writer. Known for his barbed wit, he was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. As the result of a famous trial, he suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years of hard labor after being convicted of the offense of "gross indecency".

Bibliography

Poetry

* Ravenna (1878.)
* Poems (1881)
* The Sphinx (1894)
* The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898.)

Plays

* Vera; or, The Nihilists (1880)
* The Duchess of Padua (1883)
* Salomé (French version) (1893, first performed in Paris 1896)
* Lady Windermere's Fan (1892)
* A Woman of No Importance (1893)
* Salomé: A Tragedy in One Act: Translated from the French of Oscar Wilde by Lord Alfred Douglas with illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley (1894)
* An Ideal Husband (1895) (text)
* The Importance of Being Earnest (1895) (text)
* La Sainte Courtisane and A Florentine Tragedy Fragmentary. First published 1908 in Methuen's Collected Works

(Dates are dates of first performance, which approximate better with the probable date of composition than dates of publication.)

Prose

* The Canterville Ghost (1887)
* The Happy Prince and Other Stories (1888, fairy tales) [3]
* Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories (1891)
* Intentions (1891, critical dialogues and essays)
* The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891, Wilde's only novel)
* A House of Pomegranates (1891, fairy tales)
* The Soul of Man under Socialism (First published in the Pall Mall Gazette, 1891, first book publication 1904)
* De Profundis (1905)
* The Rise of Historical Criticism (published in incomplete form 1905 and completed form in 1908.)
* The Letters of Oscar Wilde (1960) This was re-released in 2000, with letters uncovered since 1960, and new, detailed, footnotes by Merlin Holland.
* Teleny or The Reverse of the Medal (Paris, 1893) has been attributed to Wilde, but was more likely a combined effort by a several of Wilde's friends, which he may have edited.

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Ok,this is a thread for one of my favorite writers. I absolutely adore his writing, especially his shorter stories. My favorite book would be The Happy Prince and Other Stories. This my favorite quote by him:
The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.
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April 19th, 2007 at 04:33pm
I love his writing.

I'm reading De Profundis at the moment.
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April 19th, 2007 at 04:43pm
I'm studying " A woman of no importance" at school. I thought I might not like it, but it's actually really good Smiley
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April 19th, 2007 at 05:26pm
We read The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Earnest in Honors English and I liked them both.
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April 20th, 2007 at 05:31am
A Melancholy Autumn:
I love his writing.

I'm reading De Profundis at the moment.
Is it good? I cant find that book anywhere.
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April 20th, 2007 at 07:53pm
he is amazing. i mean, some may say he's very sexist, but i still enjoy what he has to say.
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