Метка: Oscar Wilde
The Best of Oscar Wilde: Selected Plays and Writings
The Best of Oscar Wilde: Selected Plays and Writings

Описание: Oscar Wilde's infamous wit, taste for scandal, and gift for revealing the hypocrisies of fashionable society are on display here in this collection of his finest plays. A genius both of and ahead of his time, he built his craft on the eternal questions of right and wrong - with pithy dialogue as fresh today as when it was written. In addition to Wilde's five major plays, this Signet Classics edition contains: - Two interviews with the playwright at the peak of his career, in which Wilde discusses his work - and his critics. - Some of his mos... Читать далее →

The Collected Works of Oscar Wilde
The Collected Works of Oscar Wilde

Описание: Wilde's works are suffused with his aestheticism, brilliant craftsmanship, legendary wit and, ultimately, his tragic muse. He wrote tender fairy stories for children employing all his grace, artistry and wit, of which the best-known is The Happy Prince. Counterpoints to this were his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, which shocked and outraged many readers of his day, and his stories for adults which exhibited his fascination with the relations between serene art and decadent life. Wilde took London by storm with his plays, particularly his ... Читать далее →

The Happy Prince and Other Stories
The Happy Prince and Other Stories

Описание: Oscar Wilde is remembered today primarily as a brilliant and witty playwright and the author of the novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. As a result, his shorter pieces of fiction have tended to be neglected, which is a shame for they not only display the same kind of scathing wit, imaginative flourish and engaging narratives as his other work, but present a wider range of subjects and ideas. As well as such comic tales as The Canterville Ghost and Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, there are the marvellous fairy stories and fantasies such as The Sel... Читать далее →

The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray

Описание: When Dorian Gray's portrait is painted it reveals him to be a man of outer beauty. He realizes then that he cannot possibly stay as young as that time. He makes a shocking wish, which comes true. No matter how he behaved, he stayed youthful and his portrait became older and older. Read the tale's stunning conclusion in this striking graphic novel adaptation. Читать далее →

The Happy Prince and Other Stories
The Happy Prince and Other Stories

Описание: In these delightful tales, Oscar Wilde employs all his grace, artistry and wit. The Happy Prince tells of the statue of a once pleasure-loving Prince which, with the help of a selfless Swallow helps people in distress. As well as The Nightingale and the Rose, The Devoted Friend and The Remarkable Rocket, this collection contains The Selfish Giant, a remarkable story of the redemptive power of love. Читать далее →

The Picture of Dorian Gray: Elementary Level (+ 2 CD-ROM)
The Picture of Dorian Gray: Elementary Level (+ 2 CD-ROM)

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 →

The Canterville Ghost and Other Stories: Elementary Level
The Canterville Ghost and Other Stories: Elementary Level

Описание: Три коротких рассказа всемирно известного писателя XIX века: The Canterville Ghost, The Model Millionaire и Lord Arthur Saville's Crime. Читать далее →

The Picture of Dorian Gray: Elementary Level
The Picture of Dorian Gray: Elementary Level

Описание: Бэзил Холлуорд пишет портрет молодого и прекрасного Дориана Грея. Дориана мучает мысль, что на портрете он всегда будет обладать тем, чего неизбежно лишится в жизни, - молодостью и красотой. Дориан страстно желает, чтобы старился не он, а его портрет. Проходят годы, а Дориан по-прежнему молод и хорош собой. Но исполнившееся желание Дориана приносит много несчастья окружающим его людям. Читать далее →