The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde (Oscar Wilde) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Anthology section. priced at £8.50! Call in and get 40% OFF that price when you mention this post…
London & Glasgow: Collins, 1989, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: Few writers have been as accomplished and as notorious as Oscar Wilde. His life was a constant affront to Victorian hypocrisy, yet while his work is the source of many witticisms and epigrams, it is also full of insights and truth.
The Collins Complete Works of Oscar Wilde has long been recognized as the fullest one-volume collection of Oscar Wildes work available. It contains his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, all his stories, plays and poems, and a substantial number of his essays and letters, all in their most authoritative texts. The Importance of Being Earnest, for example, is given in the original four-act version, with readings from the revised edition, while De Profundis, his moving and tragic letter to Lord Alfred Douglas, is from the manuscript held by the British Museum until 1960 the only complete and accurate source.
This collection was the first one-volume edition to include The Portrait of Mr W. H. in which Wilde expanded his theory concerning the mystery of Shakespeares Sonnets, and also A Few Maxims for the Instruction of the Over-Educated, a series of aphorisms typical of Wilde. The book also contains an Introduction specially written by Vyvyan Holland, Oscar Wildes son.
Introduction by: Vyvyan Holland
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned, more heavily so at the margins.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 1216 pages. Bibliography. 8¼” x 5½”.