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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

    A BBC radio celebration of the works of Oscar Wilde, including energetic adaptations of his best-known plays, short stories, and original dramas about the man himself Long before he'd produced any of his great works, Oscar Wilde was already famous for being famous. Armed only with some witty epigrams, a carefully crafted persona and his genius for self-promotion, he had conquered America and transformed himself from nobody to star. This radio collection opens with four plays from Radio 4's Born to be Wilde season, offering a 21st Century perspective on the making of one of the first true celebrities. First up are two sparkling and surprising productions of his two most popular...read more

  • Virginia Woolf

    A treasure chest of timeless short stories by some of the world's greatest authors Suspense and horror 1 The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire - Arthur Conan Doyle 2 The Signalman - Charles Dickens 3 Lost Hearts - MR James 4 The Sealed Room - Arthur Conan Doyle. 5 Mrs Badgery - Wilkie Collins 6 Wailing Well - MR James 7 The Open Window - Saki 8 How it happened - Arthur Conan Doyle 9 The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe 10 The Cone - HG Wells 11 A Haunted House - Virginia Woolf 12 Rats - MR James 13 The Oval Portrait - Edgar Allan Poe 14 Tarquin of Cheapside - F. Scott Fitzgerald 15 One Crowded Hour - Arthur Conan Doyle 16 The Mezzotint - MR James 17 The Masque of the Red...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...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    Tiefgründige Märchen, melancholisch, traumhaft, schön. Oscar Wildes Märchen gehören zu den schönsten der Weltlitteratur. Voller Fantasie und Kunst nehmen die Erzählungen den Leser mit auf eine fantastische Reise ins Reich der Träume. Von 'Der glückliche Prinz', 'Die Nachtigall und die Rose', 'Das Sternenkind', 'Der Fischer und seine Seele' über 'Der eigensüchtige Riese' und 'Ein Granatapfelhaus' bis hin zum berühmten 'Das Gespenst von Canterville'. Dieser Band sammelt die berühmtesten Märchen und Erzählungen von Oscar Wilde. Die Erzählungen und Märchen entstanden in der zweiten Hälfte der 1880er Jahre. Aus den Geschichten, die Oscar Wilde seinen Söhnen Cyril und...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 Wilde's is most famous for his satirical plays which he wrote at the time of great literary enlightenment, when all Britons were able to embrace literature previously only available to the wealthy and educated. At the height of the prosperity sweeping through London in the Victorian Era Oscar Wilde also wrote many tales offering rich and dramatic portrayals of the human life and condition. This volume of Oscar Wild tales includes: The Model Millionaire, The Star-Child, The Sphinx Without a Secret. Read in English,...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

  • Edith Nesbit

    An irresistible anthology of folklore, fables and perennial favourites, including four novels and 17 short stories This superlative collection of children's stories brings together a feast of fantastic fiction, read in full by a host of top narrators and with a comprehensive track listing for ease of listening. Comprising everything from fairytales for little ones to thrilling adventures for pre-teens, these unabridged readings are ideal for families to keep, treasure and dip into as their children grow. Listed by suggested age range and with track numbers provided, the stories are as follows: Ages 4+ 1-12 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (read by Carolyn...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

    In this collection of beautifully written modern fairy tales Oscar Wilde does not fail to both entertain with humorous characters and witty dialogue and at the same time deliver a subtle yet very potent message about some of the most human qualities such as true friendship, true happiness, selfishness, ignorance, playfulness and love. Some of the most famous epigrams of Oscar Wilde come from the characters in these tales. This volume includes: The Happy Prince, The Nightingale And the Rose, The Selfish Giant, The Devoted Friend, The Remarkable Rocket. Read in English,...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 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

    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

  • Bram Stoker

    The Ultimate Gothic Horror Collection is a fully-indexed collection of classic gothic stories, read by four Audie-winning narrators. Included here are stories by Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sheridan Le Fanu, Oscar Wilde, and Edgar Allan Poe. - Frankenstein, Mary Shelley - Dracula, Bram Stoker - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson - The Turn of the Screw, Henry James - Carmilla, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde - 12 Edgar Allan Poe Stories and Poems, including The Fall of the House of Usher, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Raven, and many...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

    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