Complete Short Fiction

Complete Short Fiction

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Overview

A dazzling blend of farce and morality, this play explores human frailty and social hypocrisy. Sir Robert Chilton's secret is discovered and exposed. He is accused of having exploited government secrets for his own gain early in his political career. With this revelation from Mrs. Cheveley comes the threat of blackmail and the ruin of Sir Robert's career. Yet in order to be a successful blackmailer, one's own reputation must be beyond reproach. 2 cassettes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140434231
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/01/1995
Series: Penguin Classics Series
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was an Irish writer, poet, and playwright. His novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, brought him lasting recognition, and he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era with a series of witty social satires, including his masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest.

Date of Birth:

October 16, 1854

Date of Death:

November 30, 1900

Place of Birth:

Dublin, Ireland

Place of Death:

Paris, France

Education:

The Royal School in Enniskillen, Dublin, 1864; Trinity College, Dublin, 1871; Magdalen College, Oxford, England, 1874

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Further Reading xxix
A Note on the Texts xxxiii
The Happy Prince and Other Tales (1888)
1(46)
The Happy Prince
3(9)
The Nightingale and the Rose
12(7)
The Selfish Giant
19(5)
The Devoted Friend
24(11)
The Remarkable Rocket
35(12)
The Portrait of Mr. W. H. (1889)
47(34)
A House of Pomegranates (1891)
81(84)
The Young King
83(14)
The Birthday of the Infant
97(18)
The Fisherman and his Soul
115(34)
The Star-Child
149(16)
Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories (1891)
165(76)
Lord Arthur Savile's Crime
167(33)
The Sphinx Without a Secret
200(6)
The Canterville Ghost
206(29)
The Model Millionaire
235(6)
Poems in Prose (1894)
241(14)
The Artist
243(1)
The Doer of Good
244(2)
The Disciple
246(1)
The Master
247(1)
The House of Judgment
248(2)
The Teacher of Wisdom
250(5)
Appendix 255(12)
'Elder-tree' (fragment)
256(1)
For Love of the King
257(10)
Notes 267

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jasonlf on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The striking thing about Oscar Wilde's fairy tales is that they are timeless, universal, and yet completely original. In contrast, his other stories perfectly capture a particular segment of English society at a particular point in time as observed by Oscar Wilde. I don't remember reading the prose poems before, they might not have been in the collection I had previously read, but they are also outstanding. Overall, a perfect delight to read from beginning to end.