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Plays, Prose Writings and Poems of Oscar Wilde

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Download Plays, Prose Writings and Poems of Oscar Wilde PDF Format Full Free by Oscar Wilde and published by Everyman's Library. This book was released on 1991-11-26 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Introduction by Terry Eagleton Oscar Wilde has been acknowledged as the wittiest writer in the English language. This collection proves that he was also one of the most versatile. Effortlessly achieved, each revealing a different aspect of his brilliance, all of the plays, prose writings, and poems gathered here support Wilde’s belief that entertainment provides the best kind of edification. The works gathered here include Wilde’s once-controversial and now classic novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, the riotously comic plays “The Importance of Being Earnest” and “Lady Windermere’s Fan,” and the famous poem he wrote after being released from prison, “The Ballad of Reading Gaol.” This expanded new edition now includes the complete version of Wilde’s moving letter from prison, De Profundis, and his teasing parable about Shakespeare, "The Portrait of Mr. W. H." Other notable included writings are the semi-comic mystery story “Lord Arthur’s Savile’s Crime” and the essay The Soul of Man Under Socialism.


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Download Plays, Prose Writings and Poems PDF Format Full Free by Oscar Wilde and published by . This book was released on 1991 with total page 428 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Famed as a wit and bon viveur, Oscar Wilde lived up to his reputation. This selection of plays, poems and prose writings, introduced by Terry Eagleton, includes The Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Windermere's Fan, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Critic as an Artist and Apologia.


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ISBN 13 : 9780460876551
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Download Plays, Prose Writings and Poems PDF Format Full Free by Oscar Wilde and published by Everymans Library. This book was released on 1996 with total page 599 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'I am but too conscious of the fact that we are born in an age when only the dull are taken seriously,and I live in terror of not being misunderstood'declared Oscar Wilde(1854-1900).He has been misunderstood and dismissed as a mere coiner of flippancies.But wit need not always be trivial.Wilde uses wit to attack hypocrisy,cant,conventional attitudes and ideas.His writings demonstrate the importance of not being earnest,even though his aims are far from frivolous.This volume incorporates much of the best of Wilde's writing,including LADY WINDERMERE'S FANTHE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST and THE BALLAD OF READING GAOL.


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ISBN 13 : 0815654677
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ISBN 13 : 9781443733281
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敞开的视界——跨学科与跨文化视野下的文学研究

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Progress & Identity in the Plays of W.B. Yeats, 1892-1907

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ISBN 13 : 1135454000
Pages : 210 pages
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Progress and Identity in the Plays of W.B. Yeats, 1892-1907

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ISBN 13 : 9780415966542
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ISBN 13 : 1134104588
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ISBN 13 : 1438448333
Pages : 346 pages
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ISBN 13 : 9781453584910
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Download Playwriting PDF Format Full Free by Effiong Johnson and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2011-02-16 with total page 201 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Summary The Nigerian theatre milieu is trapped in a cobweb of strangulating strings. Little wonder, therefore, that its growth has been impaired over the years. The numerous multi-tribal thrusts in Nigeria disallow the full growth and development of theatre forms and trends. The university and other degree-awarding institutions engaged in theatre studies, have not carved out uniquely distinguishing styles that can be said to be theirs. The Nigerian theatre makers themselves are not style-driven and technique-creating. An ideal repertory of form can hardly be identified with them in a sustainable manner. The National Theatre set up as a symbol of the nation's cultural pride, now stands as a totem for the nation's creative shame; The state-owned Cultural Centre Boards are devoid of objectives in focused cultural promotions. Many graduates of the arts-prefer other creative businesses. A few die-hards are bedeviled by frustrating dilemmas as businessmen refuse to patronise theatre because they consider it a wasteful venture, while international agencies shun it because of its profit-making outlook.


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ISBN 13 : 0230619746
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ISBN 13 : 1350163457
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ISBN 13 : 0300182139
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