Search Results: "Oscar Wilde"


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THE HAPPY PRINCE by Oscar Wilde
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Ray's paintings—sometimes baroque and glittering with gold, other times stiff Egyptian vistas, still other times bleak, Dickensian scenes—are transporting. (Picture book. 4+)"
Ray takes inspiration from the well-known fairytale, wherein a prince is raised in splendid, protective surroundings. Read full book review >

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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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STORIES FOR CHILDREN by Oscar Wilde
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"Many of the meticulously detailed paintings could be the work of a reincarnated Rackham, but Lynch adds his own brand of satirical wit and good humor to Rackham's romantic settings and incisive caricatures. (Fiction. 8+)"
Six well-known Wilde stories in a handsome, large-size gift edition with color illustrations on almost every double spread. Read full book review >

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THE SELFISH GIANT by Oscar Wilde
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 22, 1995

"Dramatic and memorable. (Picture book. 8+)"
The 1888 classic illustrated in a more robust and detailed manner than Zwerger's misty, ethereal version (Picture Book Studio, 1984). Read full book review >

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STORIES FOR CHILDREN by Oscar Wilde
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2014

"With great respect for the past, this edition succeeds in bringing the illustrations into the present. (Fairy tales. 6-10)"
Three of Oscar Wilde's fairy tales for children are republished with gorgeous original art by Robinson. 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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THE HAPPY PRINCE by Oscar Wilde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"The important themes of charity and love come through strongly in this thoughtfully and playfully illustrated but plainly written adaptation. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A well-known literary fairy tale about compassion, adapted and with new illustrations. Read full book review >

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DEATH KNELL by Nicholas Wilde
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Solid entertainment. (Fiction. 12+)"
During a visit from London to his grandfather's vicarage in a Norfolk village, Tim and his friend Jamie, both 14, are among those who discover the body of wealthy old Mr. Jefford in the crypt of an abandoned church. Read full book review >

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TWAIN & STANLEY ENTER PARADISE by Oscar Hijuelos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"This book is good news for Hijuelos fans, but considering its flaws, it's tantalizing to think of what it would have been like if the author had managed to finish it himself."
Posthumous publication of an ambitious, atypical historical novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Read full book review >

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A WEDDING FOR CHRISTMAS by Lori Wilde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A solid Christmas romance that fans of the series will love, in which the sappy, sweet setting is balanced by the realistically depicted emotional challenges of the hero and heroine."
Two lonely people find each other again in this classic small-town contemporary romance with a holiday theme. Read full book review >

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MILLION DOLLAR COWBOY by Lori Wilde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"The fifth book in Wilde's Cupid series is pretty heavy on the bad boy/good girl trope but manages to mostly make it work."
Kaia Alzate is a veterinary student who loves all animals—wild and domestic. Will her compassion and hope be enough to tame Ridge Lockhart, the wild man of her dreams? Read full book review >