The Complete Short Stories

The Complete Short Stories Oscar Wilde was already famous as a brilliant wit and raconteur when he first began to publish his short stories in the late s Admired by George Orwell and W B Yeats the stories include poignant

  • Title: The Complete Short Stories
  • Author: Oscar Wilde John Sloan
  • ISBN: 9780199535064
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback
  • Oscar Wilde was already famous as a brilliant wit and raconteur when he first began to publish his short stories in the late 1880s Admired by George Orwell and W B Yeats, the stories include poignant fairy tales such as The Happy Prince and The Selfish Giant, the extravagant comedy of Lord Arthur Savile s Crime and The Canterville Ghost, and the daring narrativeOscar Wilde was already famous as a brilliant wit and raconteur when he first began to publish his short stories in the late 1880s Admired by George Orwell and W B Yeats, the stories include poignant fairy tales such as The Happy Prince and The Selfish Giant, the extravagant comedy of Lord Arthur Savile s Crime and The Canterville Ghost, and 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 John Sloan s Introduction argues for Wilde s originality and literary achievement as a short story writer, emphasizing his literary skill and sophistication, and arguing for the centrality of Wilde s shorter fiction in his literary career The collection includes a useful and up to date bibliography and extensive and helpful explanatory notes, and an Appendix reprints an important passage from the book length version of The Portrait of Mr W H on the Neo Platonic ideal of friendship between men, an important key to the short story s meaning About the Series For over 100 years Oxford World s Classics has made available the broadest spectrum 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, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up to date bibliographies for further study, and much .

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    1. Oscar Wilde John Sloan

      Oscar Fingal O Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet and author of numerous short stories and one novel Known for his biting wit, and a plentitude of aphorisms, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being Earnest As the result of a widely covered series of trials, Wilde suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years hard labour after being convicted of gross indecency with other men After Wilde was released from prison he set sail for Dieppe by the night ferry He never returned to Ireland or Britain, and died in poverty.

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    1. Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other StoriesLord Arthur Savile's Crime - Lord Arthur Savile, is introduced by Lady Windermere to Mr Septimus R. Podgers, a chiromantist, who reads his palm and tells him that it is his destiny to be a murderer. (4 stars)The Sphinx without a Secret - When Lord Muchison catches sight of a mysterious and beautiful lady in a carriage on London's Bond Street, he is captivated and spends the next few days on the lookout for her again. (3 stars)The Canterville Ghost - (3 [...]

    2. বেড়ে লাগছে।ওয়াইল্ডের একটা বৈশিষ্ট্য একটু প্রকট, আপনি সচরাচর পুরুষ চরিত্রের এত উদ্দীপক বর্ণনা পাবেন না, বিশেষত দৈহিক। ডোরিয়ান গ্রে-র ক্ষেত্রে এমনটা ছিলো, এখানেও দেখা গেছে বারবার।কিন্তু আর [...]

    3. i don't think i've ever used the word "exquisite" before, especially in relation to anyone's writing, but the writing in these stories really is exquisite. the stories themselves are flawlessly conceived and executed; every other line a perfect quotable paradox. my only complaint is that it all got a little claustrophobic after all. so perfect, so finely-wrought, so heartbreakingly sad, so clever it was all just a little bit too just-so. there are no car chases, no fistfights, no people yelling [...]

    4. Toplu Öyküler genel olarak güzel bir kitaptı, bazı hikayeleri çok sevdim, bazılarını ise sevdiğimi pek söyleyemem. Benim öykü türü ile aram pek iyi değil, seviyorum ama uzunca roman okumak öncelikli tercihim. Kitap güzeldi, ince taşlamalar, zekice ayrıntılar vardı ancak çok iyi bulmadım ben, biraz eksik yönleri vardı öykülerin. Özellikle sona doğru yer alan hikayeler fazla masalsı ve çocuk yaştaki insanlara uygundu. Yine de Oscar Wilde'ın öykülerini okumak ist [...]

    5. Wilde Wilde shinning bring, in the literature of every timeWhat mortal hand or eye could frame thy fearful symmetry

    6. I’ve always had a suspicion that Oscar Wilde is a prime example of style over substance. Yes the writing is arch and clever, the epigrams are well crafted and plentiful – but is there really anything else there? Is his fiction merely just an excuse for Oscar to show off his brilliant intelligence and keen wit? Is there much else going on behind that? It’s something I raise knowing I’ll never reach a satisfactory answer, but this collection does contain examples for both the defence and t [...]

    7. Me ha encantado,si tengo que destacar uno de los cuentos es sin duda, el pescador y su alma, es mi favorito, Óscar Wilde me ha hecho reflexionar y soñar despierta al mismo tiempo, estoy ya pensando en una relectura

    8. Oscar Wilde fue de los primeros autores que leí cuando tenía 16 años, en el año 2011. Pero leí sus cuentos separados, y no en una recopilación como al volver a recorrerlos este año. así que ¿cómo no ganarse sus 5 estrellas, si junto con el libro de cuentos de la selva es uno de los imprescindibles para mí?El fantasma de Canterville quizás sea de los más sonados y conocidos, al igual que los del príncipe feliz, el ruiseñor y la rosa, o el gigante egoísta, que fueron los 4 cuentos [...]

    9. Although, I prefer Wilde's plays over his stories, this is a splendid collection of Wilde's short fiction. The stories written for children are my most favourite ones. They all are brilliantly crafted and achingly sweet, ending on a rather melancholy note. As you would expect from children stories, they all contain some kind of moral lessons, most of them promoting Christian values of self-sacrifice, charity, love and friendship. Often I had my heart in my mouth whenever a beautiful phrase or sc [...]

    10. Plot: Oscar Wilde’s complete short stories is exactly what it sounds like on the cover. It is a variety of stories following different narratives, all of which have a key focus on morals and teachings. Appearing to make them designed for children rather than adults. The stories all vary in length with some being 1 or 2 pages long and others such as the happy prince were longer with more detail. The happy prince was properly my favourite story as the morals were so prominent with the focus poin [...]

    11. Great stories made all the better by Frank Muller's excellent audio narration. Loved the mix of eeriness along with Wilde's classic, clever humor.

    12. Awesome! I don't think I could ask for more from a short story collection. These stories were thought-provoking, original, beautiful, inspiring it was brilliant. Yes, some stories were better than others but that's an occupational hazard with short story collections, and I didn't mind a bit of light and shade. Oscar Wilde's writing is just amazing - the descriptions, the characterisation (particularly the way the characters react to things) - I love it. My favourite stories were Lord Arthur Savi [...]

    13. In most of his fairy tales and short stories Oscar Wilde attempted a seriousness, even a sobriety, that did not quite jell with the sardonic, witty persona he was developing. My theory on the nature of Wilde's tragedy is that his persona gained inner reality, as opposed to being merely a veneer to amuse and increase sales of his books, while the serious values suffered atrophy.The serious values are conveyed in a few of the fairy tales, particularly "The Happy Prince" and "The Rose and the Night [...]

    14. No es un misterio que Oscar Wilde es mi escritor favorito. Desde que probé su narrativa (precisamente sus cuentos hace como tres años) me volví incondicional fangirl suya. Hace poco aprovechando una oferta me hice con sus cuentos completos, en una edición con un buen prólogo y con parte de la biografía del autor (la que me conozco bastante bien).En esta edicion (bastante pequeñita no pasa de las 350 páginas) tenemos los dos volúmenes de cuentos que Oscar Wilde publicó en vida, aparte d [...]

    15. This volume contains all of Oscar Wilde's shorter works, including his fairy tales, which I had already read. The rest of it was new to me, although frankly there wasn't that much of it. The fairy tales are quite lovely though, by turns lyrical and cynical. They always seem to be heading the way most fairy tales do, but then there's a sharp and bitter twist, such as in "The Nightingale and the Rose". The nightingale's sacrifice and suffering is all for nothing because of a flighty young woman.Th [...]

    16. A veces se nos olvida que Wilde, además de ser un dramaturgo y ensayista muy agudo, con un sentido de la ironía y la crítica social impresionantes, es ante todo un poeta finísimo. Esta colección de cuentos nos muestra al Wilde menos conocido, el reflexivo, casi filosófico: sensible, delicado, inmensamente humano, interrogándose acerca de Dios, de emociones humanas, de deseos, de sentimientos, de lo que de verdad es importante. Y conservando bajo todo eso una mirada crítica hacia la socie [...]

    17. ChronologyIntroductionFurther ReadingA Note on the TextsThe Happy Prince and Other Tales (1888)--The Happy Prince--The Nightingale and the Rose--The Selfish Giant--The Devoted Friend--The Remarkable Rocket--The Portrait of Mr. W. H. (1889)A House of Pomegranates (1891)--The Young King--The Birthday of the Infanta--The Fisherman and his Soul--The Star-ChildLord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories (1891)--Lord Arthur Savile's Crime--The Sphinx Without a Secret--The Canterville Ghost--The Model [...]

    18. I really ejoyed this book, even though we can't say the stories have happy endings. In fact, it was quite the contrary. But all of them had important messages to give us and that gave a whole new meaning to everything that happened.My favourites wereThe Happy Prince,The Nightingale And The RoseandThe Selfish Giant .They were all stories of selfless love and who can resist that?

    19. Not what I was expecting. A few of the stories demonstrated the social commentary I was expecting, but on the whole the stories were more Aesop than Saki.Beautiful writing, and interesting if one is a fan or scholar of Wilde, but a bit of an odd hodgepodge.

    20. PROLOGUE :The charm of Oscar Wilde radiates from each line. His humour, philosophy and cheerfulness in each word are really heart touching. He has such beautiful elegance in his writing –that can even shame a woman!Wilde’s stories invoke wisdom and tranquillity. He has an easy yet descriptive style.  He not only builds up the ambience through details of surroundings but also captures necessary emotions, and yes indeed the all-important MORAL of the story. 📖There’s an interesting th [...]

    21. Satire does not always translate well over the passage of more than a century, and this is almost all satire. In addition, complete short stories of so-and-so collections almost always contain a number of mediocrities; Sturgeon's law applies, and while authors can toss their misses in the waste paper bin, hungry ones often get some of them published.There are some very good tales here.There is a review here by F.R. which coincides with my opinion, but is better written and in more detail.

    22. Every once in a while, something is so pure and well written it makes you cry. The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and the Rose, absolutely reinforce why Wilde is one of my favorite writers. It is hauntingly beautiful prose. I do think beauty is in every line he writes. And there is also much sadness to it. It is like diving into his soul, and I don't know why I delayed reading it so long after reading Dorian Gray and his plays. I will certainly go back to this tales.

    23. Funny and light-hearted, or dark and depressing, or solemn and thought-provoking, or a little of all these, Oscar Wilde's short stories are poetically written, using compelling themes and beautiful imagery. I especially enjoyed the Canterville Ghost, the Doer of Good, and the one about the Hall of Judgment.

    24. A collection of his various short stories. One of the last stories in the collection is a fairy tale about friendship that only goes one direction - and how well those with money oversell their largess when it is actually cast-offs, yet expect everything from the ones for whom they intend their largess. Startling how true the tale still is today.

    25. I have only read the tales in The House of Pomegranates. They are stylistically perfect, written in late 19th century English that has been purposefully archaized. As for their substance - they are about the good and evil, the beauty and ugliness that every human being has, which is a timeless subject.

    26. Me re gustó cómo escribe Oscar Wilde! Hubieron algunos cuentos que me encantaron, otro no tanto, pero muy bueno :)

    27. The writing is top notch but these short stories were not my taste. They were a strange combo of comedy-horror that I just couldn't quite enjoy.

    28. La prosa es incomparableSin duda, la forma de narrar de Wilde siempre será única, lo más apreciable de los relatos como conjunto, es el inmenso crecimiento de este y de su forma de ver el mundo, en los infantiles se ve bastante pronunciada la creencia del bien y el mal, de los castigos divinos y el temor a Dios, karma instantáneo, el peligro en ser vanidoso y la falta de humildad como algo mortífero.Conforme pasan los relatos se va desplegando una idea general, del alma y la vida inmortal, [...]

    29. "It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is absolutely fatal." (from "The Portrait of Mr. W.H.").This book contains the collected short stories of Oscar Wilde. I must admit I never read anything by him before, but of course I knew him for the tons of witty quotes that exist by him. To me the short stories were a bit of a mixed bag. Most of them have some sort of moral - thus advice -, but for me they ranged from accessible to incomprehensible. At the end of the day you [...]

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