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Oscar Wilde

  • When the divine Dorian Gray sits to have his portrait painted, he makes a wish that his picture age in his place, with nightmarish repercussions. The Picture of Dorian Gray, is both timeless and a gothic masterpiece.

    Publisher : Electric Book Company
    published : 1998
  • The year after his release from prison in 1897, while in Berneval, France, Wilde wrote The Ballad of Reading Gaol, a poem that explored the harsh nature of prison life. It was published anonymously in England under the pseudonym of C33 (Wilde's prison number), and became his last significant work.

    Publisher : Electric Book Company
    published : 1998
  • Although first published in 1891, this ghost story remains a classic of Wildean wit and Victorian sentimentality. True, some of the references to melodrama and nineteenth-century Anglo-American attitudes may elude modern readers, but the basic story of a hardheaded American family that buys a haunted British manor house and proceeds to drive...

    Publisher : Electric Book Company
    published : 1998
  • The Devoted Friend is one of Wilde's charming children's stories, originally published in The Happy Prince and Other Tales (1888).

    Publisher : Electric Book Company
    published : 1998
  • The classic tale by Oscar Wilde of a prince who was immortalised as a beautiful bejewel statue overlooking the city. The Happy Prince is the story of the prince?s relationship with a swallow and the city below and illustrates the importance of selflessness and sacrifice. A beautiful story.

    Publisher : Electric Book Company
    published : 1998
  • This tragic and beautiful tale is made all the more poignant by its interplay with the children?s fairytale genre. The Nightingale and the Rose is the simple story of a young student who falls in love with a beautiful and diffident girl. A tale of love, loss and sacrifice, The Nightingale and the Rose is a truly exquisite short story.

    Publisher : Electric Book Company
    published : 2002
  • Oscar Wilde's tale of a conceited rocket who learns an important lesson about humility.

    Publisher : Electric Book Company
    published : 2002
  • First published in 1887, in serial form in Court and Society Review, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime is a masterpiece of polished cynicism, in which poison, explosive clocks and finally murder precede married bliss.

    Publisher : Electric Book Company
    published : 1998
  • The Selfish Giant is the simplest of Wilde's stories. A giant owns a garden with twelve trees. He does not want to share this lovely garden with the children in his community. Because he is selfish, winter comes to his garden and stays until a small child teaches him to share and love.

    Publisher : Electric Book Company
    published : 2002
  • Flamboyant and controversial, Oscar Wilde was a dazzling personality, a master of wit, and a dramatic genius whose sparkling comedies contain some of the most brilliant dialogue ever written for the English stage. Here in one volume are his immensely popular novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray ; his last literary work, ?The Ballad of Reading Gaol,?...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2012