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The Complete Short Fiction By Oscar Wilde

The Complete Short Fiction
by Oscar Wilde

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 skill in a range of literary styles. The stories include: "The Canterville Ghost", "The Model Millionaire" and "The Happy Prince".
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The Complete Short Fiction Summary


The Complete Short Fiction by Oscar Wilde

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.

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About Oscar Wilde


Born in Ireland, Wilde (1854-1900) was educated in Dublin and Oxford and went on to become the leading exponent of aestheticism. His work includes plays, a novel, poetry and criticism. Imprisoned for homosexual acts, he died after his release in exile in Paris.
Ian Small is a reader in English Literature at the University of Birmingham.

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GOR001223730
The Complete Short Fiction by Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2003-02-27
320
0141439696
9780141439693
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