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  • Oscar Wilde

    Oscar Wilde supposedly said that these fables were 'intended neither for the British child nor the British public'. A follow-up to his first popular fairy-tale collection ('The Happy Prince and Other Tales'), 'A House of Pomegranates' (1891) is indeed decidedly darker and more adult. The collection includes 'The Young King', 'The Birthday of the Infanta, 'The Fisherman of his Soul', and 'The Star Child'. While similar, in some ways, to the fairy-tales of Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm these have a certain interesting Wilde flair to them that is hard to pinpoint. - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet, famous for 'The Picture of...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

  • D.H. Lawrence

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

  • 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

    The first thing the American family see when they step into their new British mansion is the bloodstain in the sitting room. As it turns out, they have moved into an already occupied house, and their new roommate is a proud ghost determined to terrify them to death. But things do not go as planned for the poor ghost. The more he tries to scare the Otis family, the more they make fun of and ignore him. Clever from start to finish, Oscar Wilde's 'The Canterville Ghost' (1887) is charming and engaging. It has been adapted to the screen many times, and 1996 saw Patrick Stewart as the ghost Sir Simon de Canterville. - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    'I like to do all the talking myself. It saves time, and prevents arguments.' Similar to Hans Christian Andersen fairy-tales (but with trademark witticisms), 'The Happy Prince and Other Tales' (1888) by Oscar Wilde are children's stories that are a great ride for people of all ages. The collection includes five stories, 'The Happy Prince', 'The Nightingale and the Rose', 'The Selfish Giant', 'The Devoted Friend', and 'The Remarkable Rocket'. They have inspired a long list of adaptations such as a Bee Gees song, an Orson Welles radio show, and a Christopher Plummer movie. - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet, famous for 'The Picture of Dorian...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    'The Happy Prince and Other Tales' (sometimes called 'The Happy Prince and Other Stories') is a collection of stories for children by Oscar Wilde first published in May 1888. It contains five stories: 'The Happy Prince', 'The Nightingale and the Rose', 'The Selfish Giant', 'The Devoted Friend', and 'The Remarkable Rocket'. - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet, famous for 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' and 'The Importance of Being Earnest' to name a couple. He was believed to be gay and met a lot of resistance in his life on that account. He died in Paris at the age of...read more

  • Oscar Wilde

    The classic Oscar Wilde story brought to life. 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' begins on a beautiful summer day in Victorian era England, where Lord Henry Wotton, an opinionated man, is observing the sensitive artist Basil Hallward painting the portrait of Dorian Gray, a handsome young man who is Basil's ultimate muse. While sitting for the painting, Dorian listens to Lord Henry espousing his hedonistic world view and begins to think that beauty is the only aspect of life worth pursuing, prompting Dorian to wish that his portrait would age instead of himself. Under Lord Henry's hedonistic influence, Dorian fully explores his sensuality. He discovers the actress Sibyl Vane, who performs...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