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The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray

Описание: Dorian Gray is having his picture painted by Basil Hallward, who is charmed by his looks. But when Sir Henry Wotton visits and seduces Dorian into the worship of youthful beauty with an intoxicating speech, Dorian makes a wish he will live to regret: that all the marks of age will now be reflected in the portrait rather than on Dorian’s own face. The stage is now set for a masterful tale about appearance, reality, art, life, truth, fiction, and the burden of conscience. Oscar Wilde’s only full-length novel is a lasting gem of sophisticated w... Читать далее →

Picture of Dorian Gray (подарочное издание)
Picture of Dorian Gray (подарочное издание)

Описание: When first published, The Picture of Dorian Gray was regarded as dangerously modern in its portrayal of fashionable fin de siecle decadence. In Wilde's updated version of the Faust story, the tempter is Lord Henry Wotton, who lives selfishly for amoral pleasure; Dorian's good angel or conscience is the portrait painter Basil Hallward. The book highlights the tension between the polished surface of high society and secret life of vice led by many of its members. The world's greatest works of literature are now avaialble in these beautiful kee... Читать далее →

The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray

Описание: Wilde's only novel, first published in 1890, is a brilliantly designed puzzle, intended to tease conventional minds with its exploration of the myriad interrelationships between art, life, and consequence. From its provocative Preface, challenging the reader to believe in 'art for art's sake', to its sensational conclusion, the story self-consciously experiments with the notion of sin as an element of design. Yet Wilde himself underestimated the consequences of his experiment, and its capacity to outrage the Victorian establishment. Its word... Читать далее →

Oscar Wilde. Selections. Volume one
Oscar Wilde. Selections. Volume one

Описание: Творчество классика английской литературы О. Уайльда, с неподражаемым остроумием и сарказмом рисующее быт и нравы английской аристократии конца XIX века, хорошо известно советскому читателю. В предлагаемом двухтомнике О. Уайльд представлен во всем многообразии своих творческих интересов: как романист, новеллист, поэт, драматург, мемуарист, эссеист, литературный критик. Издание сопровождается предисловием и комментариями к тексту на русском языке. На английском языке. Читать далее →

The Picture of Dorian Gray (подарочное издание)
The Picture of Dorian Gray (подарочное издание)

Описание: Стильно оформленное подарочное издание в суперобложке, с трехсторонним золотым обрезом и шелковым ляссе. On its first publication The Picture of Dorian Gray was regarded as dangerously modern in its depiction of fin-de-sicle decadence. In this updated version of the Faust story, the tempter is Lord Henry Wotton, who lives selfishly for amoral pleasure; Dorian's good angel is the portrait painter Basil Hallward, whom Dorian murders. The book highlights the tension between the polished surface of high society and the life of secret vice. Altho... Читать далее →

The Canterville Ghost: Dramatized Version: Level A
The Canterville Ghost: Dramatized Version: Level A

Описание: "The Canterville Ghost" is one of Oscar Wilde's best-loved stories. The amusing confrontation between the British and American ways of upper-class life in the past is interwoven with the tale of how the pure love of Virginia, a young American girl, helps Sir Simon, The Canterville Ghost, to find peace at last. This little play in simple English is intended to provide a lively alternative to the narrative version of the story. Several characters have been added to give as many pupils as possible a chance to read a part or indeed play a role i... Читать далее →

Oscar Wilde. Fairy tales
Oscar Wilde. Fairy tales

Описание: Сказки известного английского писателя XIX в. Оскара Уайльда "Счастливый принц", "Соловей и роза", "Преданный друг", "Замечательная ракета", "Звездный мальчик", "День рождения инфанты" и др. принадлежат к лучшим образцам этого жанра в мировой литературе. Сказки интересны широкому кругу читателей, в том числе и детям. Для студентов, изучающих английский язык, "Сказки" О.Уайльда являются ценным учебным пособием. Издание снабжено короткой вступительной статьей о творчестве О.Уайльда и развернутым комментарием к тексту. Читать далее →

Fairy Tales and stories
Fairy Tales and stories

Описание: В книгу вошли лучшие сказки и избранные рассказы Оскара Уайльда: "Счастливый принц", "Юный король", "День рождения инфанты", "Рыбак и его душа", "Мальчик - звезда" и другие. Издание иллюстрированное. Читать далее →

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays
The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

Описание: Oscar Wilde was already one of the best-known literary figures in Britain when he was persuaded to turn his extraordinary talents to the theatre. Between 1891 and 1895 he produced a sequence of distinctive plays which spearheaded the dramatic renaissance of the 1890s and retain their power today. This collection offers newly edited texts of "Lady Windermere's Fan", "A Woman of No Importance", "Salome", "An Ideal Husband", and, arguably the greatest farcical comedy in English, "The Importance of Being Earnest". Читать далее →

De Profundis, The Ballad of Reading Gaol & Other Writings
De Profundis, The Ballad of Reading Gaol & Other Writings

Описание: De Profundis is Wilde's eloquent and bitter reproach from prison to his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. He contrasts his behaviour with that of his close friend Robert Ross who became Wilde's literary executor. The Ballad of Reading Gaol is a deeply moving and characteristically generous poem on the horrors of prison life, which was published anonymously in 1898. This collection also includes the essay The Soul of Man under Socialism and two of his Platonic dialogues, The Decay of Lying and The Critic as Artist. Читать далее →