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Beautiful and Impossible Things: Selected Essays of Oscar Wilde

By Oscar Wilde
Read by John Telfer

unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781978645097

  • ISBN: 9781978645097

Runtime: 6.29 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Essays
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

This selection of essays by Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) demonstrate the varied power of his genius. Compiled from his lecture tours, newspaper articles, essays and epigrams, these writings show that beneath his trademark wit and love of paradox, Oscar Wilde was an original and remarkably modern writer.

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“A book that should always be with us when there are no flowers to look at and we want something to stir the intelligence.” Oscar Wilde in America

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Author Bio: Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was born in Dublin. He won scholarships to both Trinity College, Dublin, and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was heavily influenced by the radical aesthetics of Walter Pater. Flamboyant wit and man-about-town, Wilde had a reputation that preceded him, especially in his early career. After publishing two volumes of short stories between 1887 and 1891, his social-comedy plays such as Lady Windermere’s Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest established his critical and commercial success. In 1895 Wilde was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for homosexual conduct and died in Paris in obscurity a few years after his release.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Essays
Runtime: 6.29
Audience: Adult
Language: English