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  • 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

    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

    Oscar Wilde es recordado como una de las mentes más ingeniosas, gracias a su estilo y humor provocativo. En la década de 1890, fue uno de los dramaturgos más populares de Londres[AUTHOR| ] sus obras maestras son The Importance of Being Earnest y la oscura y fantástica Picture of Dorian Gray. Sus escritos entrelazan temas de belleza, decadencia y duplicidad, lo que lo convirtió en un más que colorido agente provocador en la sociedad victoriana. Esto llevaría eventualmente a un juicio muy público después de ser acusado de sodomía. Su defensa, salpicada de ocurrencias, a menudo dejaba el tribunal rugiendo de risa, pero las pruebas estaban en su contra, y finalmente fue enviado a la...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    Oscar Wilde é recordado como uma das mentes mais espirituosas de sempre, graças ao seu estilo e humor provocantes. Na década de 1890, foi um dos mais populares dramaturgos de Londres; as suas obras-primas são A Importância de Ser Ganancioso e o quadro sombrio e fantasioso de Dorian Gray. Os seus escritos entrelaçam temas de beleza, decadência e duplicidade, o que o tornou um agente provocador mais do que colorido na sociedade vitoriana. Isto acabaria por conduzir a um julgamento muito público depois de ter sido acusado de sodomia. A sua defesa, pontuada por gracejos, deixou muitas vezes o tribunal a rugir de riso, mas as provas estavam contra ele, e ele acabou por ser enviado para a...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    Oscar Wilde’s delightful story comes to life with vivid performances by Mark Redfield and Mackenzie Menter (as Virginia), with an original music score by Jennifer Rouse. One of the first stories Wilde published in 1887, “The Canterville Ghost” tells the story of an American family that moves into a haunted country house in England. At first disbelieving in ghosts, the family soon accepts, and then combats, the ghostly antics of Sir Simon de Canterville. Sir Simon has haunted Canterville Chase in various ghastly disguises for years, and becomes increasingly frustrated at the American family’s attempts to spoil the fun. Only little Virginia reaches out to Sir Simon,...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

    En esta colección presentamos los poemas más variados de Oscar Wilde; desde poemas románticos, hasta poemas lúgubres, pasando por aquellos escritos para exaltar las bondades de personajes famosos. Esta variedad permite apreciar el amplitud de la obra del genial Oscar...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    Does the ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville really exist? And if he does, will he meet his match in the Otis family? Or will the rambunctious Otis children be the very death of him? The answers lie in these witty, hilarious...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    Have you ever wondered what it was like in times gone by? Have you ever wondered what it was like to be in jail, back then?  The Ballad Of Reading gaol, Is a valuable insight into what it was like in jail in the 19th century in the UK.  Oscar Wilde was the most famous playwright of the 1890’s. This is his final work published during his lifetime.(De Profundis published 1905 after his passing in 1900) His works included “The Importance Of Being Earnest” and “The Picture of Dorian Gray” Oscar was jailed for 2 years from 1895 to 1897 for “gross indecency” towards other men. Even so, He was famous for his wit, flamboyant dress style and conversational skill.  During his...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    This collection of 20 bedtime stories will help your child drift into a peaceful sleep, by concluding his day with delightful adventures, important teachings and symbolic imagery for enlightening dreams. Classic children's stories and fairy tales are an essential part of any kid's development. Our audiobook collection means to bring together the fairy tales, stories, myths and legends which have fed the children of many generations in the years when the imagination is awakening and craving stimulus and material to work upon. This compilation, specially designed for small children, includes folk tales, classic tales by Charles Perrault and Hans Christian Andersen, and stories from the...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

    The Picture of Dorian Gray is a philosophical novel by Oscar Wilde, first published complete in the July 1890 issue of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine.[1] Fearing the story was indecent, the magazine's editor without Wilde's knowledge deleted roughly five hundred words before publication. Despite that censorship, The Picture of Dorian Gray offended the moral sensibilities of British book reviewers, some of whom said that Oscar Wilde merited prosecution for violating the laws guarding the public morality. In response, Wilde aggressively defended his novel and art in correspondence with the British press, although he personally made excisions of some of the most controversial material when...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    'The Devoted Friend' from the 19th century is an unconventional classic for children and adults alike. The Water-rat tells the story of Big Hugh and his friend Hans, whose friendship is not what it seems, and certainly not easy. This story within the story tells of friendship, its importance and how it can go wrong. This ageless fairy tale is a dark and funny short story created by Oscar Wilde is now read by B.J. Harrison. It was also adapted into an animated TV movie in 2003 called 'Wilde Stories: The Devoted Friend.' B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    'Yet each man kills the thing he loves / By each let this be heard / Some do it with a bitter look / Some with a flattering word/ The coward does it with a kiss, /The brave man with a sword!' Oscar Wilde’s poem 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol' depicts an execution and the harsh circumstances of life in prison. Based on Wilde’s own experience in prison, the poem contains details that do not judge but simply describe, in poetic terms, that which both horrifies and moves. The famous ballad from the late 19th century has lived on in popular culture and been quoted in famous works, such as the cult novel 'A Clockwork Orange' by Anthony Burgess from 1962. Hear the epic lines now read by B.J....read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    The Picture of Dorian Gray is a Gothic and philosophical novel by Oscar Wilde, first published complete in the July 1890 issue of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine. Fearing the story was indecent, the magazine's editor deleted roughly five hundred words before publication without Wilde's knowledge. Despite that censorship, The Picture of Dorian Gray offended the moral sensibilities of British book reviewers, some of whom said that Oscar Wilde merited prosecution for violating the laws guarding public morality. In response, Wilde aggressively defended his novel and art in correspondence with the British press, although he personally made excisions of some of the most controversial...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    Lady Windermere’s Fan: A Play About a Good Woman by Oscar Wilde is a play in four acts about a marriage teetering on the edge of destruction and the drama that surrounds the family while they seek resolution. This play was Wilde’s first foray into comedies, and was his first successful play that would earn a profit from its performances. The play follows the young Lady Windermere as she begins to believe that her husband is having an affair. Her husband insists that he is remaining true to her, and—in a misguided attempt to ease Lady Windermere’s suspicions—invites his supposed mistress to her birthday party. This inciting incident causes the marriage to struggle, and drama...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    «El retrato del Sr. W. H.» es una historia escrita por Oscar Wilde, publicada por primera vez en la revista «Blackwood's Magazine» en 1889. Fue posteriormente añadida a la colección «El crimen de lord Arthur Savile y otras historias». En esta novela corta Oscar Wilde intenta descubrir la identidad de la persona a la que van dedicados los sonetos de Shakespeare, un secreto que los expertos intentan averiguar sin éxito desde hace quinientos años. Hay múltiples teorías al respecto y Wilde se decanta por la teoría de que el autor de estos es Willie...read more