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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

    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

    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

  • 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

    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

  • 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

    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

    Oscar Wilde is remembered as one of the wittiest minds ever, thanks to his provocative style and humor. In the 1890s, he was one of London's most popular playwrights; his masterpieces are The Importance of Being Earnest and the dark and fantastical Picture of Dorian Gray. His writings entwine themes of beauty, decadence and duplicity, which made him a more than colorful agent provocateur in the Victorian society. This would eventually lead to a very public trial after he was accused of sodomy. His defense, punctuated with witticism, often left the court roaring with laughter, but the evidence was against him, and he was eventually sent to prison. We have selected for you 100 of his funniest...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    Oscar Wilde is a giant and legend as a writer and as a wit. But there is a softer, gentler side in some of his short stories for children. Admired and beloved through the generations in this collection the wonderful British actor Basil Rathbone brings these superb stories to your hearts and...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

  • Jonas Maas

    Oscar Wilde bleibt keine Zeit zum Durchatmen. Nur knapp ist er in Whitby dem Tod entronnen. Doch kaum in London angekommen, sieht er sich auch hier mit einer neuen Gefahr konfrontiert. Eine unbekannte dunkle Macht streckt ihre Finger nach der britischen Hauptstadt aus. Menschen verschwinden spurlos. Auch einer von Mycroft Holmes Agenten gehört zu den Vermissten. Ein neuer Gegner tritt aus den Schatten und fordert die Sonderermittler der Krone zum...read more

  • Jonas Maas

    Der Spion in den eigenen Reihen ist enttarnt. Wem kann man noch vertrauen? Nach wochenlanger Suche gelingt den Mitarbeitern von Mycroft Holmes endlich der entscheidende Durchbruch. In einem geheimen Gewölbe stoßen sie auf Hinweise auf ein Treffen hochrangiger Mitglieder des Zirkels. Ist dies die Gelegenheit zum Gegenschlag? Die Spur führt nach Schottland. Oscar Wilde begibt sich auf eine gefährliche Mission mitten ins Herz des Feindes. Die Entscheidung fällt im Boleskine...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

  • Oscar Wilde

    Immerse yourself in a world where the wonderful Stephen Fry reads some of the more memorable Children's short stories written by one of our most successful playwrights of all time. A brilliant combination of reader and writer come together in these seven short stories available on digital download only. 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...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