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    • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 470
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 423
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 422

    Dorian Gray, a handsome and narcissistic young man, lives thoughtlessly for his own pleasure - an attitude encouraged by the company he keeps. One day, after having his portrait painted, Dorian makes a frivolous Faustian wish: that he should always remain as young and beautiful as he is in that painting, while the portrait grows old in his stead.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A perfect introduction to audiobooks

    • By 451 on 10-03-15

    Regular price: £16.39

    • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    The Picture of Dorian Gray is the story of a man who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for eternal youth. As Basil Hallward, an aspiring artist, puts a few touches on a portrait of his handsome young friend Dorian Gray, Gray wishes that the portrait might grow old while he remains forever young. While Dorian Gray spends his life pursuing fresh experiences and new sensations, his looks do not change. However, the portrait, secretly hidden in the attic of his residence and with which he has grown increasingly obsessed, does.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fry is perfect for this book.

    • By MR ERIC FUREY on 05-10-17

    Regular price: £12.49

    • The Oscar Wilde BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Five Full-cast Productions
    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes, Judi Dench, Diana Rigg, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A sparkling collection of the major works of the ever-adored Oscar Wilde, with incredible casts including Judi Dench, Martin Clunes, Michael Sheen, Miriam Margolyes, Ian McDiarmid, Joely Richardson, Penelope Keith, Martin Jarvis, Diana Rigg, Simon Russell Beale, Sheila Hancock, Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry.

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Brian Kelly
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    "The Picture of Dorian Gray" is Oscar Wilde's classic tale of the moral decline of its title character, Dorian Gray. When Dorian has his portrait painted by Basil Hallward and wishes that he would stay young while his picture changes, his wish comes true. In exchange for this Dorian gives up his soul and, as he ages, the bad deeds that he commits are reflected in his painting and not on him. "The Picture of Dorian Gray", arguably Wilde's most popular work, was considered quite scandalous when it was first published in the late 1800s in Victorian England.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • revisit a old friend.

    • By MISS on 22-08-18

    Regular price: £0.89

    • The Oscar Wilde Collection

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: James Marsters, Jacqueline Bisset, Alfred Molina, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    Four classic comedies from one of the wittiest playwrights in Western literature: Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and The Importance of Being Earnest, all featuring star-studded casts with the likes of Jacqueline Bisset, Miriam Margolyes, James Marsters, Alfred Molina, Roger Rees, Yeardley Smith, Eric Stoltz, and many more. This audio also includes a chilling dramatization of Wilde's sole novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good old Oscar

    • By sue tid on 17-06-17

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Russell Tovey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    A disturbing tale of a young man's uncanny ability to remain both young and beautiful while descending into a life of heartless debauchery, The Picture of Dorian Gray was considered proof of both Wilde's genius and his perversion. Oscar Wilde's scandalous best seller of 1891 was one of the most damning pieces of evidence used against him in the trial that brought about his downfall.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dorian

    • By P on 25-11-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • 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 225
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    "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. Written with inspired poetic intensity and sudden flowerings of the matchless wit for which he is so well remembered, the stories combine the wisdom of parables with the impact of drama."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A family favourite

    • By Wendy on 01-02-09

    Regular price: £5.99

    • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    A young man commits all types of sins, but only his portrait shows the ravages of his life. Oscar Wilde's Faustian classic. Gothic horror at its best.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great story, lost concentration a bit

    • By Mr on 29-06-16

    Regular price: £1.39

    • Classic Radio Theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest (Dramatised)

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Clyde, Richard Pasco, Prunella Scales, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Algernon Moncrieff, a bachelor-about-town, has invented an invalid friend called Bunbury in order to get out of tiresome family engagements. At the same time, his friend, Jack Worthing, has invented a wicked brother called Ernest to disguise his own misdemeanours. When Algernon poses as Ernest to win the heart of Cecily Cardew, confusion reigns, and it takes the discovery of an old black handbag to reveal the truth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brought to Life Vividly

    • By Clavs on 01-11-18

    Regular price: £12.00

    • 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 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    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. Here Wilde repudiates Lord Alfred and reflects on his ordeal, acknowledging how the depths of his sorrow have helped liberate him toward a fuller, freer wisdom. Brimming with beautiful passages, De Profundis is a profound and inspiring treatise on the meaning of suffering.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wilde speaks for himself

    • By Amazon Customer on 27-12-16

    Regular price: £22.99

    • 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 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    Here is a collection of the Oscar Wilde's famous fairy tales, read by a cast of leading British actors. Additional narrators include Geoffrey Palmer O.B.E., Sir Donald Sinden, and Elaine Stritch. Music: 'Reverie De Sebastian' by Steve Davies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a cast!

    • By Frank on 29-04-10

    Regular price: £10.59

    • Four Plays

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Linda Barrans, Amanda Friday, Elizabeth Klett, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This collection contains Oscar Wilde's four best-known comedies: The Importance of Being Earnest; Lady Windermere's Fan; An Ideal Husband; and A Woman of No Importance. All of them satirize upper-class English society of the 1890s, dramatizing scandalous secrets, political and marital intrigue, and dandyish bad behavior with Wilde's trademark wit and wisdom.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Le Crime de Lord Arthur Savile et autres nouvelles

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Marie-Françoise Coelho
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dans la première nouvelle, "Le Crime de Lord Arthur Savile", on entre d'emblée dans une soirée mondaine. Septimus R. Podgers, chiromancien, prédit à Lord Arthur Savile qu'il sera l'auteur d'un crime. Le jeune homme, désespéré, croit ses plans de mariage contrariés et va tenter de forcer le destin.

    Regular price: £14.29

    • The Happy Prince and Other Tales

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Alan Weyman
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Five fables: "The Happy Prince", "The Nightingale and the Rose", "The Selfish Giant", "The Devoted Friend", "The Remarkable Rocket". Each illustrates a moral, contrasting fake with real, selfishness with unselfishness, though Wilde wrote "I like to fancy that there may be many meanings in the tale". First published in 1888.

    Regular price: £7.89

    • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Crispin Bonham-Carter
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    The most personal of Oscar Wilde's works, The Picture of Dorian Grey was also one of the earliest. It was published in 1891 and caused immediate controversy and great notoriety for its writer. The story of an immensely beautiful and hedonistic boy whose conscience becomes separate from his body and housed in a portrait which slowly and hideously ages and decays in keeping with his increasing depravity whilst the boy himself remains untouched plays with all of Oscar Wilde's theories of art and life.

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Happy Prince and Other Stories

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: John Moffatt
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    A haunting, magical fairy tale collection, in which Oscar Wilde beautifully evokes (amongst others) 'The Happy Prince', who was not so happy after all; 'The Selfish Giant', who learned to love little children; and 'The Star Child', who did not love his parents as much as he should.

    Magical listening for young and old, narrated by John Moffatt.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely stories, absolutely beautifully performed.

    • By Catwat on 19-09-15

    Regular price: £14.00

    • Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    Lord Arthur Saviles's Crime is a masterpiece of polished cynicism, in which poison, explosive clocks and finally murder forerun married bliss. Each of the eight stories here were published in the heyday of Wilde's career, between 1887 and 1891.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Funny and touching

    • By steve on 14-05-15

    Regular price: £14.69

    • The Selfish Giant

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    This is a story from the The Happy Prince and Other Stories collection.

    Regular price: £0.99

    • Il ritratto di Dorian Grey [The Picture of Dorian Grey]

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Silvia Cecchini
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    The Picture of Dorian Gray uscì originariamente nel luglio del 1890 sul Lippincott's Monthly Magazine. Nell'aprile 1891 Wilde fece stampare in volume il romanzo, unendovi la propria prefazione. In questa occasione la pubblicazione originale fu ampliata con l’aggiunta di alcuni capitoli, operazione che forse appesantì l’opera, invece che migliorarla. Nei capitoli, però, in cui non accade “niente”, se non le chiacchiere di qualche salotto si ha però lo specchio di una società annoiata che è il terreno, secondo Wilde, in cui nascono i peccati, pertanto, in questo audiolibro, sono stati mantenuti.

    Regular price: £3.99

    • An Ideal Husband

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Alan Weyman, Amanda Friday, Ben Lindsey-Clark, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    An Ideal Husband is an 1895 comedy by Oscar Wilde which revolves around blackmail and political corruption, and touches on the themes of public and private honor. The action is set in London, and takes place over the course of 24 hours.

    Regular price: £9.39

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