Oscar Wilde
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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born in Dublin in 1854. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and Magdalen College, Oxford where, a disciple of Pater, he founded an aesthetic cult. In 1884 he married Constance Lloyd, and his two sons were born in 1885 and 1886. His novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), and social comedies Lady Windermere's Fan (1892), A Woman of No Importance (1893), An Ideal Husband (1895), and The Importance of Being Earnest (1895), established his reputation. In 1895, following his libel action against the Marquess of Queesberry, Wilde was sentenced to two years' imprisonment for homosexual conduct, as a result of which he wrote The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898), and his confessional letter De Profundis (1905). On his release from prison in 1897 he lived in obscurity in Europe, and died in Paris in 1900.

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    • Stephen Fry Presents a Selection of Oscar Wilde's Short Stories

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    "Oscar Wilde's Fairy Tales continue to exert the same pull over the imagination and emotions as they did when he first read them to his children in the 1880s"....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More than just kid's stories..

    • By Tim on 05-03-11

    Regular price: £5.99

    • Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

    • In Aid of the Royal Theatrical Fund
    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Dame Judi Dench, Jeremy Irons, Joanna Lumley, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    Here is a collection of the Oscar Wilde's famous fairy tales, read by a cast of leading British actors....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a cast!

    • By Frank on 29-04-10

    Regular price: £10.59

    • Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Uta Kroemer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Oscar Wilde - Dandy, Schriftsteller, Star der Londoner Society und gefeierter Bühnenautor des Fin de siècle - nimmt mit Dorian Gray auf geradezu tragische Weise Stationen seines eigenen Lebens vorweg...

    Regular price: £6.29

    • Lady Windermere's Fan

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Samuel West, Michael Sheen, Derek Waring, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Oscar Wilde's first play confronts the hypocrisy of public "morality" compared with genuine, private kindness. When it opened in 1892, Lady Windermere's Fan was an instant success....

    Regular price: £12.19

    • The Canterville Ghost [Classic Tales Edition]

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    The ghost that haunts Canterville Chase has built a marvelous career of midnight haunting. But when an American family moves in, they simply have no respect for permanent bloodstains....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Boring

    • By J Svo on 11-04-18

    Regular price: £1.39

    • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • Full Version (Annotated)
    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Gerry O'Brien
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is one of his most popular works....

    Regular price: £18.29

    • De Profundis

    • By: Oscar Wilde, Merlin Holland - introduction
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale, Merlin Holland
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Written during his time in Reading Gaol, De Profundis is Oscar Wilde's moving letter to Lord Alfred Douglas, whose relationship with Wilde led to the poet's imprisonment....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wilde speaks for himself

    • By Amazon Customer on 27-12-16

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Canterville Ghost

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    A terrifying ghost is haunting the ancient mansion of Canterville Chase, complete with creaking floorboards, clanking chains and gruesome disguises....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • enjoyed the play so bought the book.

    • By Mrs. K. I. Richards on 24-07-14

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Le fantôme de Canterville

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Cédric Zimmerlin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    L'ambassadeur américain voyage en Angleterre avec sa famille et s'installe dans un chateau hanté.

    Regular price: £21.49

    • The Ballad of Reading Gaol

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: SIR Donald Sinden
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" is a poem by Oscar Wilde, written in exile either in Berneval or Dieppe France after his release from Reading Gaol (prison) in May 1897....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First time buyer

    • By Rachel on 22-04-10

    Regular price: £6.99

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