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  • Oscar Wilde

    Este ebook presenta 'El retrato de Dorian Gray', con un índice dinámico y detallado. Se trata de una novela que escribió Oscar Wilde, publicada en 1890. Se considera una de las últimas obras clásicas de la novela de terror gótica con una fuerte temática faustiana. La novela cuenta la historia de un joven llamado Dorian Gray, retratado por el artista Basilio Hallward, quien queda enormemente impresionado por la belleza física de Dorian y comienza a encapricharse con él, creyendo que esta belleza es la responsable de la nueva forma de su arte. Dorian conoce a Lord Henry Wotton, un amigo de Basil, y empieza a cautivarse por la visión del mundo de Lord Henry. Exponiendo un nuevo tipo...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    B.J. Harrison breathes life into one of Oscar Wilde’s first short stories, 'The Canterville Ghost'. The American Hiram B. Otis and his family move to a castle in Canterville Chase in the English countryside. They soon discover that they are not alone in the castle and that the ghost of an old tenant, Sir Simon de Canterville, is with them. Yet the family is not so easily scared, even if the ghost can take many shapes and forms. The short story from the late 19th century mixes humor with the macabre. It has seen countless stage and screen adaptations, including the 1974 film adaptation 'The Canterville Ghost', featuring James Whitmore. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    In 'The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People', our main characters Algernon and Jack are tired of social obligations and have decided to lead a double life instead. However, nothing is simple when it comes to keeping secrets and several fates get entangled with the men’s questionable endeavours. This late-19th-century play by Oscar Wilde is considered a satire of its time, offering a critique of Victorian institutions, such as marriage. The play has seen numerous radio, film, opera and musical adaptations. These include the 1992 film 'The Importance of Being Earnest', starring Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth. Hear the classic as read by B.J. Harrison. B. J....read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    B.J. Harrison reads the classic that has puzzled and delighted readers for over two centuries. Dorian Gray is a beautiful man, who has been immortalized in a painting. As he comes to the realization that his beauty will eventually fade, he makes a wish to never lose his beauty and retain eternal youth. Meanwhile, his age and sins continue to live on in his portrait. The late-19th-century classic by Oscar Wilde, a charming yet horrifying Gothic novel, has been adapted countless times to the screen. Recent adaptations include the 2009 film 'Dorian Gray', with Ben Barnes as the main character. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    Sometimes self-fulfilling prophecies are not all they seem. Lord Arthur Savile is a young British aristocrat about to get married. Mr. Podgers tells people’s fortunes, and he has bad news for the groom: he will commit murder. Unable to get the thought off his mind, he decides to get it over with before entering into marriage, but things do not go as planned. Hear the darkly humorous short story 'Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime' by Oscar Wilde from the late 19th century brought to life by B.J. Harrison. 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 and has since...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    TV star James Warwick and award-winning narrator/comedienne Alison Larkin co-star in this accessible, dazzlingly funny two-actor production of The Importance of Being Earnest—a trivial comedy for serious people. We're in England in 1895. Algy and Jack are debonair bachelors-about-town who plan to court Gwendolen and Cecily, despite opposition from the formidable Lady Bracknell. Jack was adopted as a baby, and discovering the truth surrounding his mysterious origins becomes critical to his future happiness. This co-production between Alison Larkin Presents and Steven Jay Cohen is unique in that it is the first 'full cast' audio production performed by two people. James Warwick's many...read more

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    01. F.Scott Fitzgerald - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 02. O.Henry - The Gift of the Magi 03. Mark Twain - On The Decay of the Art of Lying 04. Sun Tzu - The Art of War 05. E.A. Poe - The Raven 06. Kahlil Gibran - The Madman 07. W.W. Jacobs - The Monkey's Paw 08. Anonymous - Aladdin 09. The Founding Fathers - The Declaration of Independence 10. Plato - The Apology of Socrates 11. Lord Alfred Tennyson - Charge of the Light Brigade 12. T.S. Eliot - The Waste Land 13. William Dean Howells - Wild Flowers of the Asphalt 14. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels - The Communist Manifesto 15. E.A. Poe - The Pit and the Pendulum 16. F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Offshore Pirate 17. Leo...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    B.J. Harrison reads 'The Happy Prince and Other Tales' which consists of various children’s stories by Oscar Wilde. Originally published in 1888, the work includes five memorable stories: 'The Happy Prince', 'The Nightingale and the Rose', 'The Selfish Giant', 'The Devoted Friend' and 'The Remarkable Rocket'. It features unforgettable characters, such as the happy prince who has never experienced sorrow and a nightingale who accepts a rose for the ultimate sacrifice. These tales have inspired countless different adaptations, including the 1974 animated film 'The Happy Prince', featuring Christopher Plummer as the voice of the prince himself. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    A set of charming short stories for children by Oscar Wilde. Table of Contents: 1. The Happy Prince 2. The Nightingale and the Rose 3. The Selfish Giant 4. The Devoted Friend 5. The Remarkable Rocket The Happy Prince The tale of a statue of a prince how he teaches generosity and the gift of love to a small sparrow who becomes his friend. The Nightingale and the Rose A young Student is infatuated by the daughter of a Professor. She promises to dance with him till dawn at the Prince's ball if the Student will bring her a red rose. But in his garden there are no red roses. The Nightingale, who night after night romantically sings of such love as she believes she now sees...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    Oscar Wilde brings his enormous gifts for astute social observation and sparkling prose to The Picture of Dorian Gray, his dreamlike story of a young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty. This dandy, who remains forever unchanged-petulant, hedonistic, vain, and amoral-while a painting of him ages and grows increasingly hideous with the years, has been horrifying and enchanting readers for more than 100 years. Taking the reader in and out of London drawing rooms, to the heights of aestheticism, and to the depths of decadence, The Picture of Dorian Gray is not simply a melodrama about moral corruption. Laced with bon mots and vivid depictions of upper-class refinement, it is...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    Oscar Wilde, est un écrivain irlandais. Il se construit un personnage d'esthète et de dandy. À l'issue de ses études, Wilde s'installe à Londres, où il parvient à s'insérer dans la bonne société et les cercles cultivés, s'illustrant dans plusieurs genres littéraires. Au tournant des années 1890, il précise sa théorie esthétique dans une série de dialogues et d'essais, et explore dans son roman Le Portrait de Dorian Gray (1890) les liens entretenus par la beauté, la décadence et la duplicité. Wilde enchaîne cependant avec quatre comédies de mœurs, qui font de lui l'un des dramaturges les plus en vue de Londres. Indissociables de son talent littéraire, sa personnalité...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Contemporary reviews all praised the play's humour, though some were cautious about its explicit lack of social messages, while others foresaw the modern consensus that it was the culmination of Wilde's...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by Ben Barnes, star of the film adaptation of Dorian Gray, also known for his roles in Westworld and The Chronicles of Narnia. This definitive recording includes an Introduction by Robert Mighall. Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Influenced by his friend Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life; indulging his desires in secret while remaining a gentleman in the eyes of polite society. Only his portrait bears the traces of his decadence. The novel was a succès de scandale and the book was later used as evidence against Wilde at the Old...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    A BBC Radio full-cast dramatisation of Wilde's gothic masterpiece. When Dorian Gray gazes upon his portrait, he is struck by his own youth and beauty and makes a wish that they will last forever. Gradually, his simple good nature is corrupted with the help of his hedonistic friend Lord Henry Wotton. Dorian sinks into a life of debauchery and depravity yet keeps his innocent good looks. Only his portrait reveals the true corruption of his soul Starring Jamie Glover as Dorian Gray and Ian McDiarmid as Lord Henry...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    Este ese quizas uno de los mas tristes poemas y quizas el mas real de Oscar Wilde. Lo escribio basado en su experiencia en la Carcel de Reading, donde fue recluido por ser homosexual. El poema cuenta la muerte de un hombre condenado por matar a su propia esposa. Una de las obras mas famosas de Oscar...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    Moral fantasy novel by Oscar Wilde, published in an early form in Lippincott's Magazine in 1890. The novel had six additional chapters when it appeared in book form in 1891. An archetypal tale of a young man who purchases eternal youth at the expense of his soul, the novel was a romantic exposition of Wilde's aestheticism. Dorian Gray is a wealthy Englishman who gradually sinks into a life of dissipation and crime. Despite his unhealthy behavior, his physical appearance remains youthful and unmarked by dissolution. Instead, a portrait of himself catalogues every evil deed by turning his once handsome features into a hideous mask. When Gray destroys the painting, his face turns into a human...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 first appeared in 1890, but though Wilde was attacked for the novel's corrupting influence, 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

    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 first appeared in 1890, but though Wilde was attacked for the novel's corrupting influence, 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

    'The Soul of Man' is an 1891 essay by Oscar Wilde in which he expounds a libertarian socialist worldview and a critique of charity. The writing of 'The Soul of Man' followed Wilde's conversion to anarchist philosophy, following his reading of the works of Peter Kropotkin. In 'The Soul of Man' Wilde argues that, under capitalism, 'the majority of people spoil their lives by an unhealthy and exaggerated altruism-are forced, indeed, so to spoil them': instead of realising their true talents, they waste their time solving the social problems caused by capitalism, without taking their common cause away. Thus, caring people 'seriously and very sentimentally set themselves to the task of...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    Known as one of the greatest comedies written in English, Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest attacks Victorian manners and morals in what can only be described as the most maliciously delicious way. A witty satire of Victorian social hypocrisy, Wilde pulls the strings on his cast of late-Victorian characters making them appear, first and foremost, exactly as they are-superficial, upper class Englishmen bound and cinched by an artificial code of manners.Jack Worthington has invented a rakish brother, Ernest, who calls Jack away from family duties and gives him an excuse to travel to London. Similarly, Algernon Moncrieff has created the persona of Bunbury, an invalid friend, who...read more