The Complete Short Stories - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
  • The Complete Short Stories - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
zoom

The Complete Short Stories - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

(author), (editor)
£6.99
Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 14/01/2010
  • In stock

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
'Wilde did not converse - he told tales.' Oscar Wilde was already famous as a brilliant wit and raconteur when he first began to publish his short stories in the late 1880s. They have never lacked readers and admirers, George Orwell and W. B. Yeats among them. The stories give free rein to Wilde's originality, literary skill, and sophistication. They include poignant fairy-tales such as 'The Happy Prince' and 'The Selfish Giant', and the extravagant comedy and social observation of 'Lord Arthur Savile's Crime' and 'The Canterville Ghost'. They also encompass the daring narrative experiments of 'The Portrait of Mr. W. H.', Wilde's fictional investigation into the identity of the dedicatee of Shakespeare's sonnets, and the 'Poems in Prose', based on the Gospel stories. This edition demonstrates the centrality of Wilde's shorter fiction in his literary career, and his continuing development and experimentation with the short story format. Combining myth, romance, and irony, Wilde's stories enthral and challenge the reader. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199535064
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 216 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 17 mm

You may also be interested in...

Jane Eyre
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Brave New World
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Wuthering Heights
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Alone in Berlin
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Moby-Dick
Added to basket
£17.99
Hardback
Brighton Rock
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Rebecca
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Plague
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Brothers Karamazov
Added to basket
East of Eden
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Complete Sherlock Holmes
Added to basket
The Grapes of Wrath
Added to basket
A Tale of Two Cities
Added to basket
The Secret Garden
Added to basket
The Woman in Black
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.