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  • Oscar Wilde

    The collected BBC radio productions of the major works of Oscar Wilde, plus bonus play by Neil Bartlett Loved for his flamboyant personality, sparkling wit and brilliant epigrams, Oscar Wilde was a comic genius and a literary icon. This collection reflects the many facets of his dazzling talent. Here are dramatisations of his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, a Gothic tale of a gilded aristocrat who makes a dangerous pact, as well as four scintillating social comedies – Lady Windermere’s Fan, A Woman of No Importance, The Importance of Being Earnest and An Ideal Husband. Among the distinguished casts are Ian MacDiarmid, Joely Richardson, Edward Fox, Diana Rigg, Martin...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    Written during his time in Reading Gaol, De Profundis is Oscar Wilde's moving letter to Lord Alfred Douglas, whose relationship with Wilde led to the poet's imprisonment. Here Wilde repudiates Lord Alfred and reflects on his ordeal, acknowledging how the depths of his sorrow have helped liberate him towards a fuller, freer wisdom. Brimming with beautiful passages, De Profundis is a profound and inspiring treatise on the meaning of suffering, and is introduced by Wilde's only grandchild, Merlin...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born on the 16th October 1854 in Dublin, Ireland. The son of Dublin intellectuals Oscar proved himself an outstanding classicist at Trinity College and then at Oxford. Wilde then moved to London and its fashionable cultural and social circles. With his biting wit, flamboyant dress, and glittering conversation, Wilde became one of the most well-known personalities of his day.His only novel, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ was published in 1890 and he then moved on to writing for the stage with ‘Salome’ in 1891. His society comedies were enormous hits and turned him into one of the most successful writers of late Victorian London.Whilst his...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born on the 16th October 1854 in Dublin, Ireland. The son of Dublin intellectuals Oscar proved himself an outstanding classicist at Trinity College and then at Oxford. Wilde then moved to London and its fashionable cultural and social circles. With his biting wit, flamboyant dress, and glittering conversation, Wilde became one of the most well-known personalities of his day.His only novel, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ was published in 1890 and he then moved on to writing for the stage with ‘Salome’ in 1891. His society comedies were enormous hits and turned him into one of the most successful writers of late Victorian London.Whilst his...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    One of Oscar Wilde's best beloved short stories dealing with romance, love, and murder, with the discussion of murder being light-hearted and witty as only Wilde can do. A must read for Oscar Wilde...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    This first collection of the correspondence of Oscar Wilde begins with the Irish playwright's earliest extant letter, thanking his mother for the hamper she had sent to him at school. It includes letters about his travels in Italy, his American lecture tour, the staging of his first play (Vera, or the Nihilists), arrangements for the publication of a friend's poetry collection, and exchanges in the press with artist James McNeill Whistler. The letters, some of which have been excerpted or redacted, are sourced from auction catalogues, newspapers, biographies, and other texts in the public domain. For a complete collection of Wilde's letters, please see "The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde,"...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    Algernon Moncrieff, a bachelor-about-town, has invented an invalid friend called Bunbury in order to get out of tiresome family engagements. At the same time, his friend Jack Worthing has invented a wicked brother called Ernest to disguise his own misdemeanours. When Algernon poses as Ernest to win the heart of Cecily Cardew, confusion reigns, and it takes the discovery of an old black handbag to reveal the truth... Oscar Wilde’s dazzling comedy about mistaken identities and secret engagements still delights audiences over a century after its first performance in 1895. This BBC Radio production, first broadcast in 1977, features Jeremy Clyde as Algernon, Richard Pasco as Worthing,...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    Hear the best stories ever written with Puffin Classics on audio. The Happy Prince and Other Stories is a haunting, magical fairy tale collection, in which Oscar Wilde beautifully evokes (amongst others) The Happy Prince, who was not so happy after all, The Selfish Giant who learned to love little children and The Star Child who did not love his parents as much as he should. The downloadable audiobook edition of this magical story for young and old, unabridged and read by John...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    When The Picture of Dorian Gray was first published in 1891, it evoked a tremendous amount of hostile criticism, in most part due to its immoral content. Oscar Wilde was identified with the 'art for art''s sake' movement of the nineteenth century which did not subordinate art to ethical instruction. However, this novel is indeed a morality tale about the hazards of egotistical self-indulgence. 'If it were I,' exclaims Dorian, 'who were always to be young and that picture that was to grow old . . . I would give my soul for that.' With that spoken, the tale of this young hero of amazing beauty, Dorian Gray, begins. His pact with evil allows his portrait to take on his many sins and...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    Oscar Wilde - The Poems. When we think of Oscar Wilde we think of his wonderful wit and of course his plays and short stories. We rarely think of his poetry. We should. His work brings new insights into both his view of the world and how we can view him. Of course many know The Ballad Of Reading Gaol and now we bring you many others; Endymon; Serenade; Helas!; Requescat; Italia; Athanasia; Chanson; The Ballad Of Reading Gaol; To Milton; A Vision; Sonnet To Liberty; Easter Day; Vita Nuova; Her Voice; Impression Du Matin; Sonnet On Approaching Italy; The Grave Of Shelley; In The Gold Room - A Harmony; Santa Decca; Madonna Mia; The Garden Of Eros. This selection is read for you by Sean...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    Oscar Wilde - Lord Arthur Savile's Crime. In this brilliant satire, Oscar Wilde targets the English aristocracy. Lord Arthur's life is thrown into turmoil with the dire prophecy that he will commit murder. His forthcoming marriage postponed, he sets about finding his victim..... This classic story is read for you by Garard Green, who has worked extensively for the BBC and voiced more than 900 films and...read more

  • Bleak December

    Colin Baker (Doctor Who) stars in this delightful adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic tale of the ghost who has lost his knack at haunting. When a modern American family moves into an old English manor with a sinister history, they ignore the warnings and hauntings by the house's fearful, cantankerous, spectral inhabitant... Horror and hilarity will ensue in this timeless, family-friendly entertainment—featuring a full cast, sound effects, and an original musical...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    ?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 ?rst appeared in 1890, but though Wilde was attacked for the novel's corrupting in?uence, he responded that there is, in fact, "a terrible moral in Dorian Gray." Just a few years later, the book and the aesthetic/moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde's homosexual liaisons, which resulted in his imprisonment. Of Dorian Gray's relationship to autobiography, Wilde noted in a letter, "Basil Hallward is what I...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    Los mejores libros jamás escritos. Por primera vez en Audiolibro «Si la vida no tenía aliciente para él, la muerte no le aterraba. ¡Que se cumpliese su Destino! No haría nada por evitarlo.» La ironía, la honda melancolía y la inconfundible mirada desencantada de Oscar Wilde impregnan cada una de estas páginas, erigiéndose como un monumento paródico y duramente crítico hacia la sociedad victoriana de finales del siglo XIX. Todo ello esbozado con un estilo único, patente desde las sátiras de «El crimen de lord Arthur Savile» y «El fantasma de Canterville» hasta los cuentos de hadas como «El Príncipe Feliz», «El ruiseñor y la rosa» y «El gigante...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    Este audiolibro está narrado en castellano. En esta novela, Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) indaga sobre el mito de la eterna juventud, al recrear el tema de un pacto diabólico para conservar la belleza y permanecer eternamente joven.Un pintor queda fascinado por la extraordinaria hermosura de Dorian, su joven modelo, que vive en plena era victoriana satisfaciendo todos sus deseos, sin límites ni prejuicios.El pintor declara que sería dichoso si Dorian pudiese permanecer para siempre exactamente como es. Este deseo se traduce en un pacto que lleva a Dorian a cometer todo tipo de atrocidades, hasta llegar al crimen. A medida que se desarrolla la novela y que el protagonista se sumerge en el...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    The wonderful Stephen Fry reads more stories by Oscar Wilde. The Model Millionaire, The Star Child and The Birthday of the Infanta Immerse yourself in a world where the wonderful Stephen Fry reads some of the more memorable short stories of our time. Stephen's voice takes you into a different kind of listening experience, enabling you to imagine narrative, settings, animals and people with vivid colour and meaning. Enjoy the work of one of the most celebrated writers of our time - Irish poet, playwright and short story writer Oscar Wilde. A brilliant combination of reader and writer come together in these six Children's short stories which are available from the 1st Decemeber...read more

  • Henner Hildebrandt

    Als der abgetrennte Kopf einer jungen Frau in der Londoner Universität seziert werden soll, erbleicht der unterrichtende Professor. Er kennt die Tote, die vor wenigen Tagen noch quicklebendig war. Offenkundig ist ein grauenhaftes Verbrechen geschehen. Mycroft Holmes schickt Oscar Wilde auf die Spur der Toten - und der kommt mithilfe von Abel Hawthorne einer teuflischen Intrige um Leichenhandel auf die Spur, die ihn zu einem düsteren Hotel in der Londoner East Side führt. Dort finden Wilde und Hawthorne die Antworten, die sie suchen, aber geraten dabei selbst in die Fänge des Mannes, der die Leichen produziert. Werden sie dem Wahnsinnigen noch entkommen...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    4 of Oscar Wilde's best stories, perhaps his best work of all, but, in any case well worth hearing for their wide range of thoughts, emotions, and wit. Afterword for those interested! Strictly optional. An American voice at listener...read more

  • Gareth Tilley

    Meet the Otis family: Mister and Missus, and their four children - Washington, the twins called Stars and Stripes, and their daughter Virginia. They've just moved from America and into the English country manor of Canterville Chase. Though rumors persist that the house is haunted, the Otis's have none of it, and set about making the house their own. Then come the mysterious clanking chains and the bloodstains on the floor, and soon even the Otis family must come face to face with that most feared of creatures - The Canterville Ghost. But will the Ghost be able to survive his encounters with the erstwhile Americans? Based on the immortal short story by Oscar Wilde, the award-winning...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    Four classic comedies from one of the wittiest playwrights in Western literature. Lady Windermere’s Fan The irreverent satire that launched Wilde’s succession of classical comedies. A Lord, his wife, her admirer and an infamous blackmailer converge in this delicious comic feast of scandal. A divinely funny comedy of good girls, bad husbands and the moral hypocrisy of British high society in the late nineteenth century. An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring: Roger Rees, Eric Stoltz, Miriam Margolyes, Joanna Going, Gina Field, Judy Geeson, Arthur Hanket, Lisa Harrow, Dominic Keating, James Warwick, Tom Wheatley. Directed by Michael Hackett. An Ideal...read more