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Title:The Illustrated Oscar Wilde
It is the aim of this selection to show the variety as well as the brilliance of Wilde's talent. There are four of his children's stories - written when he had young children of his own - which combine a lightly satirical social conscience with a surprisingly gentle humour. Of his other stories, these is the uncomplicated fun of "The Canterville Ghost" and the polished cynicism of 'Lord Arthur Savile's Crime'. Also there is the full text of possibly Wilde's most successful short story, 'The Portrait of Mr. W.H.' which under the guise of fiction, offers a real and plausible solution to the problem of the dedication of Shakespeare's sonnets...
Second hand Hardback