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The Complete Short Stories

The Complete Short Stories (Paperback)

By Wilde, Oscar
Edited by Sloan, John

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'Wilde did not converse - he told tales.' Oscar Wilde was already famous as a brilliant wit and raconteur when he first began to publish his short stories in the late 1880s. They have never lacked readers and admirers, George Orwell and W. B. Yeats among them. The stories give fr...ee rein to Wilde's originality, literary skill, and sophistication. They include poignant fairy-tales such as 'The Happy Prince' and 'The Selfish Giant', and the extravagant comedy and social observation of 'Lord Arthur Savile's Crime' and 'The Canterville Ghost'. They also encompass the daring narrative experiments of 'The Portrait of Mr. W. H.', Wilde's fictional investigation into the identity of the dedicatee of Shakespeare's sonnets, and the 'Poems in Prose', based on the Gospel stories. This edition demonstrates the centrality of Wilde's shorter fiction in his literary career, and his continuing development and experimentation with the short story format. Combining myth, romance, and irony, Wilde's stories enthral and challenge the reader.
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ISBN 9780199535064
Released NZ 14 Apr 2010
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Paperback
Series Oxford World's Classics
Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780199535064
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Released 14 Apr 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Wilde, Oscar
Edited by Sloan, John
Series Oxford World's Classics
Category Fairy Tales, Fables & Traditional Stories
General & Literary Fiction
19th Century Fiction
Short Stories
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 17mm
Dewey Code 823.8
Weight 216g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Short stories, English
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade