Search Results: "Oscar Wilde"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FAIRY TALES OF OSCAR WILDE by Oscar Wilde
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Classic tales wonderfully adorned with Brent's lustrous, jewel-toned illumination. (Stories/Fiction. All ages)"
After over 100 years, Wilde's fairy tales have lost none of their tragic beauty, or their sly humor, to which these nine bear witness. Read full book review >

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COLLINS COMPLETE WORKS OF OSCAR WILDE by Oscar Wilde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"A necessary volume for libraries and a very welcome one for those wishing to explore more of the facets of one of the most original minds of late—Victorian England."
paper 0-00-472383-X Almost from the moment of his death in1900, Oscar Wilde's astonishingly large and diverse body of work has been dismissed by a succession of critics as mediocre, distinguished only by—in the words of the Times Literary Supplement——one perfect play, one memorable poem, and —De Profundis.—— This hefty gathering of his plays, stories, poems, essays, and criticism has been continuously in print in England since 1948, suggesting that a persistent body of readers feels otherwise. Read full book review >

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OSCAR WILDE DISCOVERS AMERICA by Louis Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2003

"Tremendous fun: a marvelous story animated with just the right savvy, melodrama, wit, and fantasy."
A young man comes of age in the company of the great Irish wit and playwright, a story told by Edwards (N, 1997, etc.) with a sophistication worthy of its subject. Read full book review >

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OSCAR WILDE AND A GAME CALLED MURDER by Gyles Brandreth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"A delicious bagatelle, frothier and more imaginative than its predecessor."
Life fatally imitates a Wildean divertissement. Read full book review >

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OSCAR WILDE AND THE VAMPIRE MURDERS by Gyles Brandreth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 3, 2011

"A witty, if wildly implausible jaunt into the boys' clubs of a different age."
The fourth entry in an over-the-top Victorian mystery series, starring the ever-so-rakish Oscar Wilde. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1998

"Both a dainty reprise of his life and a sad send-off when it took a slide, the album effectively evokes Wilde's sundry selves."
What did Wilde look like at the strange age of two? Read full book review >

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OSCAR WILDE AND THE VATICAN MURDERS by Gyles Brandreth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2012

"Brandreth's fifth Oscar Wilde caper (Oscar Wilde and the Vampire Murders, 2011, etc.) floats on a cushion of bubbly banter and droll period references. The whole series is literary escapism of a high order, though with each episode the mystery seems to recede further in importance."
When someone sends the creator of a legendary sleuth a severed hand, the game is afoot! Read full book review >

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OSCAR WILDE AND THE DEAD MAN’S SMILE by Gyles Brandreth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Episodic and irrepressibly droll, Wilde's third case benefits from a full-bodied cast of supporting characters and a looser narrative flow."
The inimitable Oscar triumphantly tours America and Europe, meeting a pantheon of stars and solving a murder. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET LIFE OF OSCAR WILDE by Neil McKenna
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"Exhaustively documented, but ultimately reductive and incomplete."
A tedious slog through the English author's sexual romps at the expense of his literary achievements. Read full book review >

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THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF WILDE by Emer O'Sullivan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A familiar portrait of Oscar with a fresh look at his eccentric relatives."
A lively biography chronicles Oscar Wilde's unconventional Victorian family. Read full book review >