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  • 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

    Als der amerikanische Gesandte in England, Hiram B. Otis, feststellt, dass in seinem neuen Domizil ein Geist umgeht, dauert es nicht lange, bis die gesamte Familie hinter ihm her ist. Nur des Gesandten junge Tochter hat Mitleid mit dem Gespenst und möchte ihm helfen... Ein Märchen-Klassiker von Oscar Wilde: Lustig, romantisch, ironisch - und immer höchst...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

    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

    Featured title on PBS's The Great American Read in 2018 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...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

    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

    'But it is a very unimaginative nature that only cares for people on their pedestals. A pedestal may be a very unreal thing. A pillory is a terrific reality.' Thus wrote Oscar Wilde in a farewell letter to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas (Bosie) in 1897 while serving a two-year sentence for 'gross indecency with other male persons'. In it, he sorts out his life and his love for Bosie, who, he feels, abandoned him to his fate. It is an intensely personal letter that follows the stages of grief and interlaces the religious with art. It was published in 1905, five years after Wilde's death, and given the Latin title, 'De Profundis' which translates to 'from the depths'. In 2016 Patti Smith went...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

    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

    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,...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