The Complete Short Fiction books by Oscar Wilde & Ian Small

Ebooks search download books The Complete Short Fiction PDF eBook Online Oscar Wilde & Ian Small with format available: PDF,TXT,ePub,PDB,RTF,Audio Books and other formats. With this, You can also read online The Complete Short Fiction PDF eBook Online Oscar Wilde & Ian Small eBook Online, its simple way to read books for multiple devices. Oscar Wilde & Ian Small full text books

The Complete Short Fiction (Rating: 3.5 - 39845 votes)

Reading books The Complete Short Fiction [ PDF ] [ TXT ] [ ePub ] [ PDB ] [ RTF ] [ Audio Books ]

Oscar Wilde & Ian Small The Complete Short Fiction

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Complete Short Fiction books Fairy tales, ghost stories, detective fiction and comedies of manners - the stories collected in this volume made Oscar Wilde's name as a writer of fiction, showing breathtaking dexterity in a wide range of literary styles. Victorian moral justice is comically inverted in 'Lord Arthur Savile's Crime' and 'The Canterville Ghost', and society's materialism comes under sharp, humorous criticism in 'The Model Millionaire', while 'The Happy Prince' and 'The Nightingale and the Rose' are hauntingly melancholic in their magical evocations of selfless love. These small masterpieces convey the brilliance of Wilde's vision, exploring complex moral issues through an elegant juxtaposition of wit and sentiment.

El retrato de Dorian Gray

Detail
read online El retrato de Dorian Gray

The Canterville Ghost

Detail
read online The Canterville Ghost

El retrato de Dorian Gray

Detail
read online El retrato de Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Detail
read online The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Importance of Being Earnest

Detail
read online The Importance of Being Earnest

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Detail
read online The Picture of Dorian Gray

Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde

Detail
read online Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Detail
read online The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Canterville Ghost

Detail
read online The Canterville Ghost

The Soul of Man under Socialism

Detail
read online The Soul of Man under Socialism

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Detail
read online The Picture of Dorian Gray

Humorous Ghost Stories

Detail
read online Humorous Ghost Stories

The Happy Prince and Other Tales

Detail
read online The Happy Prince and Other Tales

Essays and Lectures

Detail
read online Essays and Lectures

An Ideal Husband

Detail
read online An Ideal Husband

A Woman of No Importance

Detail
read online A Woman of No Importance

De Profundis

Detail
read online De Profundis

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Illustrated)

Detail
read online The Picture of Dorian Gray (Illustrated)
A Woman of No Importance, Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Canterville Ghost, El retrato de Dorian Gray, Essays and Lectures, An Ideal Husband, Humorous Ghost Stories, The Picture of Dorian Gray (Illustrated), The Happy Prince and Other Tales, De Profundis, El retrato de Dorian Gray, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Soul of Man under Socialism, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Canterville Ghost

El retrato de Dorian Gray

Oscar WildeEl retrato de Dorian Gray o El cuadro de Dorian Gray (original en inglés: The Picture of Dorian Gray) es una novela escrita por el autor irlandés Oscar Wilde. Originalmente publicada el 20 de junio de 1890, como cuento en Lippincott's Monthly Magazine, una revista mensual literaria estadounidense, Wilde revisaría la obra, haría varias modificaciones y agregaría nuevos capítulos para su publicación posterior como novela, su única obra publicada como novela. La versión modificada fue publicada por Ward Lock & Co en abril de 1891. Ward Lock & Co reeditó el libro en 1891 y nuevamente en 1895. Luego, Charles Carrington compró los derechos de la obra y la editó en 1901, 1905 y 1908. En 1908 y 1909, aparece una edición ilustrada por Paul Thiriat, para Brendon & Son, Ltd. En 1913, 1916 y 1918, la novela es editada por Simkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd., con una nota bibliográfica sobre las ediciones citadas y una advertencia sobre la existencia de ediciones piratas que se caracterizaban por la ausencia del prefacio y por la "mutilación de muchos pasajes".

El retrato de Dorian Gray es considerada una de las últimas obras clásicas de la novela de terror gótica con una fuerte temática faustiana, además muestra un pintor con afecto íntimo y directo con el personaje principal. El libro causó controversia cuando fue publicado por primera vez; sin embargo, es considerado en la actualidad como «uno de los clásicos modernos de la literatura occidental.»

The Canterville Ghost

Oscar WildeAn amusing chronicle of the tribulations of the Ghost of Canterville Chase
when his ancestral halls became the home of the American Minister to the Court of St. James

El retrato de Dorian Gray

Oscar WildeEl retrato de Dorian Gray o El cuadro de Dorian Gray (original en inglés: The Picture of Dorian Gray) es una novela escrita por el autor irlandés Oscar Wilde. Originalmente publicada el 20 de junio de 1890, como cuento en Lippincott's Monthly Magazine, una revista mensual literaria estadounidense, Wilde revisaría la obra, haría varias modificaciones y agregaría nuevos capítulos para su publicación posterior como novela, su única obra publicada como novela. La versión modificada fue publicada por Ward Lock & Co en abril de 1891. Ward Lock & Co reeditó el libro en 1891 y nuevamente en 1895. Luego, Charles Carrington compró los derechos de la obra y la editó en 1901, 1905 y 1908. En 1908 y 1909, aparece una edición ilustrada por Paul Thiriat, para Brendon & Son, Ltd. En 1913, 1916 y 1918, la novela es editada por Simkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd., con una nota bibliográfica sobre las ediciones citadas y una advertencia sobre la existencia de ediciones piratas que se caracterizaban por la ausencia del prefacio y por la "mutilación de muchos pasajes".

El retrato de Dorian Gray es considerada una de las últimas obras clásicas de la novela de terror gótica con una fuerte temática faustiana, además muestra un pintor con afecto íntimo y directo con el personaje principal. El libro causó controversia cuando fue publicado por primera vez; sin embargo, es considerado en la actualidad como «uno de los clásicos modernos de la literatura occidental.»

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar WildeDorian is a good-natured young man until he discovers the power of his own exceptional beauty. As he gradually sinks deep into a frivolous, glamorous world of selfish luxury, he apparently remains physically unchanged by the stresses of his corrupt lifestyle and untouched by age. But up in his attic, hidden behind a curtain, his portrait tells a different story.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde" The Importance of Being Earnest" is celebrated not only for the lighthearted ingenuity of its plot, but for its inspired dialogue, rich with scintillating epigrams still savored by all who enjoy artful conversation. From the play's effervescent beginnings in Algernon Moncrieff's London flat to its hilarious denouement in the drawing room of Jack Worthing's country manor in Hertfordshire, this comic masterpiece keeps audiences breathlessly anticipating a new bon mot or a fresh twist of plot moment to moment. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar WildeWhen the artist Basil Hallward is hired to paint a portrait of the young and handsome Dorian Gray, he becomes obsessed with his subject’s beauty. Dorian is obsessed with his own beauty as well, and sells his soul so that his portrait will age and wither in his place. Free of the confines of age, Dorian indulges himself in depravity and decadence, while the portrait sits upstairs, decaying more and more with each sin….

Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde

Oscar WildeLarge format for easy reading. Selection of poems from the famous dramatist, novelist and poet of the Victorian Era. A celebrity of his time and still renowned for his barbed wit.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar WildeDorian is a good-natured young man until he discovers the power of his own exceptional beauty. As he gradually sinks deep into a frivolous, glamorous world of selfish luxury, he apparently remains physically unchanged by the stresses of his corrupt lifestyle and untouched by age. But up in his attic, hidden behind a curtain, his portrait tells a different story.

The Canterville Ghost

Oscar WildeA terrifying ghost is haunting the ancient mansion of Canterville Chase, complete with creaking floorboards, clanking chains and gruesome disguises - but the new occupants seem strangely undisturbed by his presence. Deftly contrasting the conventional gothic ghost story with the pragmatism of the modern world, Wilde creates a gently comic fable of the conflict between old and new. Rupert Degas' hilarious reading brings the absurdity and theatricality of the story to life.

The Soul of Man under Socialism

Oscar WildeWilde did not see kindness or altruism per se as a problem; what worried him was its misapplication in a way which leaves unaddressed the roots of the problem: "the altruistic virtues have really prevented the carrying out of this aim. Just as the worst slave-owners were those who were kind to their slaves, and so prevented the horror of the system being realised by those who suffered from it, and understood by those who contemplated it, so, in the present state of things in England, the people who do most harm are the people who try to do most good" while preserving the system.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar WildeThe Picture of Dorian Gray is the only published novel by Oscar Wilde, appearing as the lead story in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine on 20 June 1890, printed as the July 1890 issue of this magazine. The magazine's editors feared the story was indecent as submitted, so they censored roughly 500 words, without Wilde's knowledge, before publication. But even with that, the story was still greeted with outrage by British reviewers, some of whom suggested that Wilde should be prosecuted on moral grounds, leading Wilde to defend the novel aggressively in letters to the British press. Wilde later revised the story for book publication, making substantial alterations, deleting controversial passages, adding new chapters and including an aphoristic Preface which has since become famous in its own right. The amended version was published by Ward, Lock and Company in April 1891. Some scholars believe that Wilde would today have wanted us to read the version he originally submitted to Lippincott's.

Humorous Ghost Stories

Oscar Wilde, Gelett Burgess, Ellis Parker Butler, Frank R. Stockton, Théophile Gautier, Brander Matthews, John Kendrick Bangs, Anonymous, Richard Middleton, Wallace Irwin, Nelson Lloyd, Eden Phillpotts, Ruth McEnery Stuart, Will Adams, Washington Irving, Richard Barham, Burges Johnson, Elsie Brown & Rose Cecil O'NeillCONTENTS

The Canterville Ghost
By Oscar Wilde

The Ghost-Extinguisher
By Gelett Burgess

“Dey Ain't No Ghosts”
By Ellis Parker Butler

The Transferred Ghost
By Frank R. Stockton

The Mummy's Foot
By Théophile Gautier

The Rival Ghosts
By Brander Matthews

The Water Ghost of Harrowby Hall
By John Kendrick Bangs

Back from that Bourne
Anonymous

The Ghost-Ship
By Richard Middleton

The Transplanted Ghost
By Wallace Irwin

The Last Ghost in Harmony
By Nelson Lloyd

The Ghost of Miser Brimpson
By Eden Phillpotts

The Haunted Photograph
By Ruth McEnery Stuart

The Ghost that Got the Button
By Will Adams

The Specter Bridegroom
By Washington Irving

The Specter of Tappington
Compiled by Richard Barham

In the Barn
By Burges Johnson

A Shady Plot
By Elsie Brown

The Lady and the Ghost
By Rose Cecil O'Neill

The Happy Prince and Other Tales

Oscar WildeA pleasure seeking prince, a selfish giant, and more: Wilde's fairy tales, first published in 1888, for childlike people from eighteen to eighty. "

Essays and Lectures

Oscar WildeIt is merely one facet of that speculative spirit of an innovation, which in the sphere of action produces democracy and revolution, and in that of thought is the parent of philosophy and physical science; and its importance as a factor of progress is based not so much on the results it attains, as on the tone of thought which it represents, and the method by which it works.

An Ideal Husband

Oscar WildeThe room is brilliantly lighted and full of guests. At the top of the staircase stands lady chiltern, a woman of grave Greek beauty, about twenty-seven years of age. She receives the guests as they come up. Over the well of the staircase hangs a great chandelier with wax lights, which illumine a large eighteenth-century French tapestry—representing the Triumph of Love, from a design by Boucher—that is stretched on the staircase wall. On the right is the entrance to the music-room. The sound of a string quartette is faintly heard. The entrance on the left leads to other reception-rooms. mrs. marchmont and lady basildon, two very pretty women, are seated together on a Louis Seize sofa. They are types of exquisite fragility. Their affectation of manner has a delicate charm. Watteau would have loved to paint them.

A Woman of No Importance

Oscar WildeThe dramatic rights of ‘A Woman of No Importance’ belong to Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree and to Robert Ross, executor and administrator of Oscar Wilde’s estate

De Profundis

Oscar WildeFrom his cell in prison, Oscar Wilde wrote "De Profundis, " the detailed and unsparing revelation of his love and tragedy.

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Illustrated)

Oscar WildeTHE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD. ALL NEW.
w/ MODERN ILLUSTRATIONS, PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN.

Dorian Gray manages to keep his youthful beauty eternally in return for his soul. Only too willing a student of cynical Lord Henry, Dorian indulges himself, seemingly unblemished, in a worship of infinite passion and debauchery. Only a painting shows the irrevocable destruction of Dorian's soul.

Selected Prose of Oscar Wilde

Oscar WildeThe Selected Prose of Oscar Wilde contains passages from his short poems, essays, plays, and letters. There is a lot from de Profundis, which was written while Wilde was in prison. Wilde wrote many essays on other authors, in which he would criticize them or praise them.

The Happy Prince and Other Tales - Read Aloud Edition

AudibleBooks, Oscar Wilde & Charls Robinson'The Happy Prince and Other Stories - Read Aloud Edition' is a children's novel with read aloud feature expressing by highlighting the each text word narrative through dubbing artist. 
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". It is most famous for its title story, "The Happy Prince". 
We use narration obtained from Librivox. We appreciate the work of Librivox volunteers.

The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People

Oscar WildeThe 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 in order 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 artistic career so far. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play.

A House of Pomegranates

Oscar WildeA House of Pomegranates contains four short fairy tales by Wilde. In The Young King, we are warned against the love of beauty and luxury. The Birthday of the Infanta is a poignant story about the King of Spain’s daughter, who is celebrating her twelfth birthday. The Fisherman and his Soul is the longest of the four stories, about a fisherman who falls in love with a mermaid and sacrifices his soul for her. The Star-Child, about a child who is found by a woodcutter after a shooting star falls from the sky.

El Retrato de Dorian Gray

Oscar WildeEl artista es creador de belleza.
Revelar el arte y ocultar al artista es la meta del arte.
El crítico es quien puede traducir de manera distinta o con nuevos materiales su impresión de la belleza. La forma más elevada de la crítica, y también la más rastrera, es una modalidad de autobiografía.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar WildeThe Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde is a novel that tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Hallward is impressed by Dorian's beauty and becomes infatuated with him. Realizing that one day his beauty will fade, Dorian expresses a desire to sell his soul to ensure the portrait Basil has painted would age rather than he. Dorian's wish is fulfilled, and when he subsequently pursues a life of debauchery, the portrait serves as a reminder of the effect each act has upon his soul.

World Greatest Novels: 25 Favorite Classics

Mark Twain, Leo Tolstoy, Jules Verne, Jack London, Alexandre Dumas, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley, Joseph Conrad, Sir Walter Scott, Charlotte Brontë, Louisa May Alcott, Gustave Flaubert, George Eliot, Victor Hugo, Herman Melville, William Somerset Maugham, Oscar Wilde, Jane Austen, Hermann Hesse, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, James Joyce & Emily BrontëTable of Contents
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy Translated by Constance Garnett
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne Translated by Geo M. Towle
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky Translated by Constance Garnett
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Translation by John Ormsby
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert Translated by Eleanor Marx-Aveling
Middlemarch by George Eliot
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo Translated by Isabel Florence Hapgood
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse Translated by Gunther Olesch, Anke Dreher, Amy Coulter, Stefan Langer and Semyon Chaichenets
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Ulysses by James Joyce Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Lady Windermere's Fan

Oscar WildeThe action of the play takes place within twenty-four hours, beginning on a Tuesday afternoon at five o’clock, and ending the next day at 1.30 p.m

Shorter Prose Pieces

Oscar WildeShorter Prose Pieces By Oscar Wilde Phrases and Philosophies for the use of the young - shorter prose pieces. The first duty in life is to be as artificial as possible. What the second duty is no one has as yet discovered. Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attractiveness of others. If the poor only had profiles there would be no difficulty in solving the problem of poverty. Those who see any difference between soul and body have neither. A really well-made buttonhole is the only link between Art and Nature. Religions die when they are proved to be true. Science is the record of dead religions. The well-bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories

Oscar WildeA collection of short semi-mystric stories that include "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime", "The Canterville ghost", ″The Sphinx Without a Secret″, ″The Model Millionaire″.

Impressions of America

Oscar WildeIn this book author penned notes for a talk from his year long lecture tour in America in which he gave in various cities in the few years. He described about the culture, clothings & living style of America. As the first thing that struck him on landing in America was that if the Americans are not the most well-dressed people in the world, they are the most comfortably dressed. Men are seen there with the dreadful chimney-pot hat, but there are very few hatless men. The next thing particularly noticeable is that everybody seems in a hurry to catch a train. This is a state of things which is not favourable to poetry or romance. Had Romeo or Juliet been in a constant state of anxiety about trains, or had their minds been agitated by the question of return-tickets, Shakespeare could not have given us those lovely balcony scenes which are so full of poetry and pathos. America is the noisiest country that ever existed. One is waked up in the morning, not by the singing of the nightingale, but by the steam whistle.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar WildeThe Importance of Being Earnest is a comedic play by Oscar Wilde that satirizes the lifestyle of the upper classes in Victorian England.

50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die vol: 2

Upton Sinclair, W. Somerset Maugham, Sinclair Lewis, Thomas Mann, Rebecca West, H. G. Wellls, Marcel Proust, James Joyce, Mark Twain, Leo Tolstoy, Oscar Wilde, Rudyard Kipling, H. P. Lovecraft, Rabindranath Tagore, Herman Melville, Jules Verne, Edgar Allan Poe, D. H. Lawrence, Bram Stoker, Sir Walter Scott & Jack LondonThis book contains several HTML tables of contents.
The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.

This 2nd volume contains the following 50 works, arranged alphabetically by authors’ last names:

Jerome, Jerome K.: Three Men in a Boat
Joyce, James: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Joyce, James: Ulysses
Kingsley, Charles: The Water-Babies
Kipling, Rudyard: Kim
La Fayette, Madame de: The Princess of Clèves
Laclos, Pierre Choderlos de: Dangerous Liaisons
Lawrence, D. H.: Sons and Lovers
Lawrence, D. H.: The Rainbow
Le Fanu, Sheridan: In a Glass Darkly
Lewis, Matthew Gregory: The Monk
Lewis, Sinclair: Main Street
London, Jack: The Call of the Wild
Lovecraft, H.P.: At the Mountains of Madness
Mann, Thomas: Royal Highness
Maugham, William Somerset: Of Human Bondage
Maupassant, Guy de: Bel-Ami
Melville, Herman: Moby-Dick
Poe, Edgar Allan: The Fall of the House of Usher
Proust, Marcel: Swann's Way
Radcliffe, Ann: The Mysteries of Udolpho
Richardson, Samuel: Clarissa
Sand, George: The Devil’s Pool
Scott, Walter: Ivanhoe
Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein
Sienkiewicz, Henryk: Quo Vadis
Sinclair, May: Life and Death of Harriett Frean
Sinclair, Upton: The Jungle
Stendhal: The Red and the Black
Stendhal: The Chartreuse of Parma
Sterne, Laurence: Tristram Shandy
Stevenson, Robert Louis: Treasure Island
Stoker, Bram: Dracula
Stowe, Harriet Beecher: Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Swift, Jonathan: Gulliver's Travels
Tagore, Rabindranath: The Home and the World
Thackeray, William Makepeace: Vanity Fair
Tolstoy, Leo: War and Peace
Tolstoy, Leo: Anna Karenina
Trollope, Anthony: The Way We Live Now
Turgenev, Ivan: Fathers and Sons
Twain, Mark: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Verne, Jules: Journey to the Center of the Earth
Wallace, Lew: Ben-Hur
Wells, H. G.: The Time Machine
West, Rebecca: The Return of the Soldier
Wharton, Edith: The Age of Innocence
Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Xueqin, Cao: The Dream of the Red Chamber
Zola, Émile: Germinal

The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde (Annotated with Critical Examination of Wilde’s Plays and Short Biography of Oscar Wilde)

Oscar WildeThe complete works of Oscar Wilde are collected here with an active table of contents to help you easily navigate to each work. Includes all of Wilde’s published works with critical examinations of his each of his major works. A biography of the life and times of Oscar Wilde is also included.

The following works are included in this massive anthology:
Non-fiction:
A Critic in Pall Mall
De Profundis
Essays & Lectures
Intentions
Miscellaneous Aphorisms
The Soul of Man Under Socialism

Novels:
The Picture of Dorian Grey

Plays:
The Duchess of Padua
Fragmented and Unfinished Works
For Love of the King
An Ideal Husband
The Importance of Being Earnest
Lady Windermere’s Fan
Vera, or Nihilists
A Woman of No Importance

Poems

Stories:
The Canterville Ghost
The Happy Prince and Other Stories
A House of Pomegranates
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime and Other Stories
Selected Prose
Shorter Prose Pieces

El retrato de Dorian Gray

Oscar WildeEl retrato de Dorian Gray narra la obsesión
de un hombre atractivo y exitoso por mantenerse siempre joven, después de que un amigo, el pintor Basil Hallward, le retratara de manera perfecta en un cuadro. Un hecho sorprendente provoca un giro narrativo y altera el significado de este libro. Disfrute de esta edición bilingüe.

The Importance of Being Earnest: Dramatic Audio Edition

Oscar WildeOscar Wilde's classic play The Importance of Being Earnest: Dramatic Audio Edition. You can now listen, read, or listen and read along with a cast of characters acting out the story. 

Publisher's Note: You must download over WiFi.  

The Happy Prince and Other Tales

Oscar WildeA pleasure seeking prince, a selfish giant, and more: Wilde's fairy tales, first published in 1888, for childlike people from eighteen to eighty."

El Fantasma de Canterville

Oscar WildeCuando míster Hiram B. Otis, ministro de los Estados Unidos de América, compró Canterville-Chase, todo el mundo le dijo que cometía una gran locura, porque la finca estaba embrujada. Hasta el mismo lord Canterville, como hombre de la más escrupulosa honradez, se creyó en el deber de participárselo a míster Otis, cuando llegaron a discutir las condiciones.

Charmides and Other Poems

Oscar WildeCharmides, the Grecian lad coming home with figs and wine from Sicily. It’s a collection of poems and sonnets.

Intentions

Oscar WildeA DIALOGUE. Persons: Cyril and Vivian. Scene: the Library of a country house in Nottinghamshire. (coming in through the open window from the terrace). My dear Vivian, don’t coop yourself up all day in the library. It is a perfectly lovely afternoon. The air is exquisite. There is a mist upon the woods

The Importance of Being Earnest (with audio)

Oscar WildeEnhanced ebook edition of The Importance of Being Earnest featuring a full cast audio performance of the play, starring James Marsters as Jack.

This final play from the pen of Oscar Wilde is a stylish send-up of Victorian courtship and manners, complete with assumed names, mistaken lovers, and a lost handbag. Jack and Algernon are best friends, both wooing ladies who think their names are Ernest, “that name which inspires absolute confidence.” Wilde’s effervescent wit, scathing social satire, and high farce make this one of the most cherished plays in the English language.

The ebook also features an interview with director Michael Hackett, Professor of Theater in the School of Theater, Film and Television at UCLA and Chair of the Department of Theater.

By merging text and audio, this is a perfect learning tool for enhancing comprehension and enjoyment. The text includes plot summaries of each scene, and it is highly recommended as a study aid for students, teachers, actors and directors. Widely read in high school and college, The Importance of Being Earnest is a text exemplar of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.

Includes scene-by-scene and word-for-word text and audio of L.A. Theatre Works’ full cast performance starring:
James Marsters as Jack
Charles Busch as Lady Bracknell
Emily Bergl as Cecily
Neil Dickson as Lane and Merriman
Jill Gascoine as Miss Prism
Christopher Neame as Chasuble
Matthew Wolf as Algernon
Sarah Zimmerman as Gwendolen.


Directed by Michael Hackett for L.A. Theatre Works.

Lead funding for this production, and its presentation as an enhanced ebook, is generously provided by The Sidney E. Frank Foundation.

Miscellanies

Oscar WildeThe last volume of Oscar Wilde's First Collection Edition of previously unpublished Works.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar WildeHere is Oscar Wilde's most brilliant tour de force, a witty and buoyant comedy of manners that has delighted millions in countless productions since its first performance in London's St. James' Theatre on February 14, 1895. The Importance of Being Earnest is celebrated not only for the lighthearted ingenuity of its plot, but for its inspired dialogue, rich with scintillating epigrams still savored by all who enjoy artful conversation.
From the play's effervescent beginnings in Algernon Moncrieff's London flat to its hilarious denouement in the drawing room of Jack Worthing's country manor in Hertfordshire, this comic masterpiece keeps audiences breathlessly anticipating a new bon mot or a fresh twist of plot moment to moment. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Children in Prison and Other Cruelties of Prison Life

Oscar WildeThe Irish writer and playwright was a serious thinker who, having been sentenced to two years of hard labor as a punishment for his homosexuality, was deeply engaged with the social issues of his day. This essay, penned as a letter to a newspaper soon after Wilde's release from prison, takes up the moral issue of penal sentences for juveniles, a question that still has great relevance today.

El retrato de Dorian Gray (Spanish Edition)

Oscar WildeEl retrato de Dorian Gray (original en inglés: The Picture of Dorian Gray) es una novela que escribió el autor irlandés Oscar Wilde, publicada en el Lippincott's Monthly Magazine el 20 de junio de 1890. Posteriormente, Wilde revisaría la obra, haría varias modificaciones y agregaría nuevos capítulos. La versión modificada fue publicada por Ward, Lock, and Company en abril de 1891. Ward, Lock, and Company reeditó el libro en 1891 y nuevamente en 1895".
El Retrato de Dorian Gray es considerada una de las últimas obras clásicas de la novela de terror gótica con una fuerte temática faustiana. El libro causó controversia cuando fue publicado por primera vez; sin embargo, es considerado en la actualidad como "uno de los clásicos modernos de la literatura occidental."
La novela cuenta la historia de un joven llamado Dorian Gray, retratado por el artista Basil 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. Charlando en el jardín de Basil, 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 de hedonismo, Lord Henry indica que "lo único que vale la pena en la vida es la belleza, y la satisfacción de los sentidos". Al darse cuenta de que un día su belleza se desvanecerá, Dorian desea tener siempre la edad de cuando le pintó en el cuadro Basil. El deseo de Dorian se cumple, mientras él mantiene para siempre la misma apariencia del cuadro, la figura en él retratada envejece por él. Su búsqueda del placer lo lleva a una serie de actos de libertinaje y perversión; pero, el retrato sirve como un recordatorio de los efectos de cada uno de los actos cometidos sobre su alma, con cada pecado siendo expuesto como una desfiguración de su rostro o a través de un signo de envejecimiento. - Extraído de Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar WildeThe novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is impressed by Dorian's beauty and becomes infatuated with him, believing his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art. Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil's, and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry's world view. Espousing a new hedonism, Lord Henry suggests the only things worth pursuing in life are beauty and fulfillment of the senses. Realizing that one day his beauty will fade, Dorian expresses his desire to sell his soul to ensure the portrait Basil has painted would age rather than himself. Dorian's wish is fulfilled, plunging him into debauched acts.

The Picture of Dorian Gray: Audio Edition

Oscar WildeThe Picture of Dorian Gray: Audio Edition is a fully integrated text and audio book of Oscar Wilde's classic novel. Now you can listen, read, or listen and read along. This is the expanded 20 chapter version from 1891. 

Publisher's Note: Book must be downloaded over WiFi. 

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde“I wish I could love”
“To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early or be respectable.” Oscar Wilde said it and we almost felt revenged.
And since you`ll beg to know why, picture the following:
You open a fashion magazine (say, Vogue’s thick September issue). In between the make-up/skincare/perfume/you-name-it adverts showing the immaculate faces of splendid creatures in no need of botox, your eyes fall upon a ten-page interview with the latest god of style-cum-dandy of the day: a certain Dorian Gray.
Had he lived nowadays and outside the confines of a print book’s pages, he would have graced the most fashionable covers with his beauty, while giving witty, melancholic interviews about pleasure, fun times, love-as-a-chimera and the decadent power of the New Überhedonism.
When asked “Beauty over truth?”, he would have sighed, cracked a whimsical smile and answered, looking away: “I wish I could love…”
Forty-five minutes (and as many side glances from his agent) later, he would have finally stated, nonchalantly yet slightly bored:
“I have never searched for happiness. Who wants happiness? I have searched for pleasure.”
A brief moment of silence on the glossy page and in your mind, then the reporter regains composure:
“And found it, Mr. Gray?”
“Often. Too often.”
Does the above sound too bitter or cynical to you? Than you must read the book and you`ll understand why we–and everybody else–love Dorian.
Now, witticisms aside and as shallow as we might picture Mr. Gray, we ought to give him credit. As a true artist of pleasure, whose art was his life, he is one of the best written and most intriguing literary characters, not to mention envied or downright adored. And, although “art has no influence upon action”, we urge you to try and poison your soul with this book–the effect will be a thorough cleansing of the mind and the pleasure of finding countless treasures on the page, for this is one book that reads with a pencil in hand. You will want to underline everything, remember it all and emulate its every single deed. Oh well, almost every single one.
In our world in which ugliness and old age have become both taboos and “the great Boos”, reading Dorian Gray remains an incredibly refreshing–and rewarding–experience.
Beauty over truth? Beauty over kindness? Is it better to be beautiful than to be good?
Here are as many questions for your own inner interview. Enjoy!

The Stories of Oscar Wilde (Annotated with Biography Examining the Life and Times of Oscar Wilde)

Oscar WildeA collection of over two dozen Oscar Wilde short stories are included in this collection with an active table of contents. A biography examining the life and times of Oscar Wilde is also included.

The Following Stories and Story collection are included with this anthology:
The Canterville Ghost
The Happy Prince and Other Stories
A House of Pomegranates
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime and Other Stories
Selected Prose
Shorter Prose Pieces 

A Woman of No Importance (with audio)

Oscar WildeEnhanced ebook edition of A Woman of No Importance featuring a full cast audio performance of the play.

Devilishly attractive Lord Illingworth is notorious for his skill as a seducer. But he is still invited to all the “best” houses while his female conquests must hide their shame in seclusion. In this devastating comedy, Wilde uses his celebrated wit to expose English society’s narrow view of everything from sexual mores to Americans.

The ebook also features an interview Merlin Holland, Oscar Wilde’s only grandchild, and author of The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde.

By merging text and audio, this is a perfect learning tool for enhancing comprehension and enjoyment. The text includes plot summaries of each scene, and it is highly recommended as a study aid for students, teachers, actors and directors.

Includes scene-by-scene and word-for-word text and audio of L.A. Theatre Works’ full cast performance starring:
Martin Jarvis as Lord Illingworth
Peter Dennis as Sir John Pontefract
Jim Norton as Mr. Kelvil, M.P.
Robert Machray as The Ven. Archdeacon Daubeny, D.D.
Paul Gutrecht as Gerald Arbuthnot
Miriam Margolyes as Lady Hunstanton
Jane Carr as Lady Caroline Pontefract
Judy Geeson as Lady Stutfield
Cherie Lunghi as Mrs. Allonby and Alice
Samantha Mathis as Miss Hester Worsley
Rosalind Ayres as Mrs. Arbuthnot.


Adapted by Martin Jarvis and directed by Michael Hackett for L.A. Theatre Works.

50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die

Alexandre Dumas, Anne Brontë, Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, Daniel Defoe, Dante Alighieri, D. H. Lawewnce, Edith Wharton, Émile Zola, Emily Brontë, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, George Eliot, Gustave Flaubert, Hans Christian Andersen, The Brothers Grimm, Henry James, Herman Melville, Homer, Honoré de Balzac, Jack London, James Joyce, Jane Austen, Joseph Conrad, Jonathan Swift, Laurence Sterne, Leo Tolstoy, Marcel Proust, Mark Twain, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Nikolai Gogol, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Butler, Stendhal, Victor Hugo, Virginia Woolf & William Makepeace ThackerayThis book contains the following works:
- The Count of Monte Cristo [Alexandre Dumas]
- The Tenant of Wildfell Hall [Anne Brontë]
- Dracula [Bram Stoker]
- Bleak House [Charles Dickens]
- Great Expectations [Charles Dickens]
- Jane Eyre [Charlotte Brontë]
- Moll Flanders [Daniel Defoe]
- The Divine Comedy [Dante Alighieri]
- Sons and Lovers [D. H. Lawrence]
- The Age of Innocence [Edith Wharton]
- Germinal [Émile Zola]
- Wuthering Heights [Emily Brontë]
- The Great Gatsby [F. Scott Fitzgerald]
- Crime and Punishment [Fyodor Dostoyevsky]
- The Brothers Karamazov [Fyodor Dostoyevsky]
- The Idiot [Fyodor Dostoyevsky]
- Daniel Deronda [George Eliot]
- Middlemarch [George Eliot]
- Madame Bovary [Gustave Flaubert]
- The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories [Hans Christian Andersen]
- The Portray of a Lady [Henry James]
- Moby Dick [Herman Melville]
- The Iliad [Homer]
- The Odyssey [Homer]
- Father Goriot [Honoré de Balzac]
- The Call of the Wild [Jack London]
- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man [James Joyce]
- Ulysses [James Joyce]
- Emma [Jane Austen]
- Persuasion [Jane Austen]
- Pride and Prejudice [Jane Austen]
- Gulliver's Travels [Jonathan Swift]
- Heart of Darkness [Joseph Conrad]
- Nostromo [Joseph Conrad]
- The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman [Laurence Sterne]
- Anna Karenina [Leo Tolstoy]
- The Death of Ivan Ilyich [Leo Tolstoy]
- War and Peace [Leo Tolstoy]
- Swann's Way [Marcel Proust]
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [Mark Twain]
- Don Quixote [Miguel de Cervantes]
- Dead Souls [Nikolai Gogol]
- The Picture of Dorian Gray [Oscar Wilde]
- The Way of All Flesh [Samuel Butler]
- The Red and the Black [Stendhal]
- The Complete Fairy Tales [The Brothers Grimm]
- Les Misérables [Victor Hugo]
- Mrs. Dalloway [Virginia Woolf]
- To the Lighthouse [Virginia Woolf]
- Vanity Fair [William Makepeace Thackeray]
Essays and Lectures, The Happy Prince and Other Tales, Children in Prison and Other Cruelties of Prison Life, A House of Pomegranates, The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, A Woman of No Importance (with audio), El Fantasma de Canterville, 50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die vol: 2, The Picture of Dorian Gray, El retrato de Dorian Gray, The Canterville Ghost, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest: Dramatic Audio Edition, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Picture of Dorian Gray (Illustrated), The Soul of Man under Socialism, El Retrato de Dorian Gray, Shorter Prose Pieces, Pomes, Lady Windermere's Fan, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Picture of Dorian Gray, World Greatest Novels: 25 Favorite Classics, The Happy Prince and Other Tales - Read Aloud Edition, Charmides and Other Poems, Intentions, Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance, Miscellanies, El retrato de Dorian Gray, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Selected Prose of Oscar Wilde, The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde (Annotated with Critical Examination of Wildes Plays and Short Biography of Oscar Wilde), The Picture of Dorian Gray, Humorous Ghost Stories, De Profundis, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories, The Stories of Oscar Wilde (Annotated with Biography Examining the Life and Times of Oscar Wilde), An Ideal Husband, Impressions of America, El retrato de Dorian Gray (Spanish Edition), The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Happy Prince and Other Tales, The Canterville Ghost, El retrato de Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Picture of Dorian Gray: Audio Edition, The Importance of Being Earnest (with audio), 50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die, The Importance of Being Earnest