Oscar Wilde

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The artist is the creator of beautiful things. [...] There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all. […] No artist desires to prove anything. Even things that are true can be proved. […] All art is quite useless

Oscar Wilde, dont le nom complet est Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde, est un écrivain irlandais né a Dublin le 16 octobre 1854 et mort ° Paris le 30 novembre 1900. Né dans la bourgeoisie irlandaise et protestante, d’un père ophtalmologiste renommé et d’une mère poétesse, Oscar Wilde se distingue par un parcours scolaire brillant. Nourri de culture classique, couronné de prix au sein du Trinity College de Dublin, il intègre le Magdalene College de l'université d'Oxford, où il se construit un personnage d’ esthète et de dandy, sous l'influence des préraphaélites. À l’issue de ses études, Wilde s’installe à Londres, où il parvient à s'insérer dans la bonne société et les cercles cultivés, s’illustrant dans plusieurs genres littéraires.

Au faîte de sa gloire, alors que sa pièce maîtresse L'Importance d'être Constant (1895) triomphe à Londres, Oscar Wilde poursuit le père de son amant Alfred Douglas pour diffamation, après que celui-ci a entrepris de faire scandale de son homosexualité.  Après une série de trois procès retentissants, Wilde est condamné pour « grave immoralité » à deux ans de travaux forcés. Ruiné par ses différents procès, condamné à la banqueroute, il écrit en prison De Profundis, une longue lettre adressée à son amant dont la noirceur forme un contraste saisissant avec sa première philosophie du plaisir. Dès sa libération en mai 1897, il quitte définitivement la Grande-Bretagne pour la France.

Après un enterrement de « sixième classe » (le dernier avant la fosse commune), ses restes sont transférés, en 1909, au cimetière du Père-Lachaise, division 89, à Paris. Son tombeau surmonté d’un monument s'inspirant d'un taureau ailé assyrien, conservé au British Museum et dont le visage est celui du dramaturge (allusion au poème La Sphinge de Wilde), a été sculpté par l'artiste expressionniste Sir Jacob Epstein de 1911 à 1914. 

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    • MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION, 2008
    • Librairie: Herb Tandree Philosophy Books (Regno Unito)
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    • FABBRI EDITORI, 1998
    • Librairie: Libro di Faccia (Italia)
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    • ANAYA, 2002
    • Librairie: Libreria Alzofora (Spagna)
    • Description: LIBRO USADO EN BUEN ESTADO. SUBRAYADO EN ALGUNAS PAGINAS. PEQUEÑAS ANOTACIONES EN UN PAR DE PAGINAS. FIRMADO EN LA PRIMERA PAGINA. NO AFECTA A LA LECTURA. ESQUINAS ROZADAS Tal vez sea El fantasma de Canterville el cuento más conocido y celebrado de Oscar Wilde como inolvidables son las cóleras de ese pobre fantasma anacrónico que no sólo no logra asustar a sus inquilinos sino que acaba siendo juguete y víctima de dos niños terribles190 paginas Lisez plus

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    • AGUILAR, 1994
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    • Description: LIBRO USADO EN BUEN ESTADO. Un relato breve pero caracterizado por la maestría literaria de Wilde. Intriga y ciencias ocultas se entremezclan en un cuento interesante que sin embargo no es de lo mejor de la vasta y extraordinaria producción de este genial autor. Lisez plus

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    • AUDIOBOOKS, 2014
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    • Description: LIBRO USADO EN BUEN ESTADO. BORDES LIGERAMENTE ROZADOS EN ALGUNOS PUNTOS Edición Bilingüe.80 PAGINASEl fantasma de Canterville es un delicioso relato en el que Oscar Wilde subvierte la tradición del cuento gótico inglés en clave humorística. Lisez plus

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    • BBC, 2010
    • Librairie: Kalamos Books (Canada)
    • Description: Unabridged. Box contains 6 CDs, Playing time 7 hrs 45 min. A selection of short stories by Nathanial Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain, Guy the Maupassant, W.S.Gilbert, Anton Chekov, Oscar Wilde, Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton, Susan Glaspell, James Joyce, Virgina Woolf, Saki, D.H.Lawrence, F.Scott Fitzgerald, Katherine Mansfield, Aldous Huxley . Lisez plus
    • DOUBLEDAY, 1996
    • Librairie: Kalamos Books (Canada)
    • Description: Edited by John Calvin Batchelor & Craig McNeer. The plays, novels, essays, letters, and bons mots of Oscar Wilde form one of the most extraordinary bodies of work in the Englishlanguage--brilliant, witty, full of wicked insight and dazzling turns of phrase. Oscar Wilde's Guide to Modern Living gathers hundreds of thewriter's pithiest utterances and epigrams in a collection of late nineteenth-century wisdom that has an uncanny relevance to the late twentieth. Wilde's voice rings with . imagination and keen intelligence that .sounds amazingly fresh and current today. 117p. [ A nice gift copy] Lisez plus
    • THE KEATS-SHELLEY MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION, 1973
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    • FULCRUM PUBLISHING., 1991
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    • MITCHELL KENNERLEY, NEW YORK NY, [1921]
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 8vo., First Edition thus, on laid paper, with frontispiece, small neat signature on front free endpaper; black cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in gilt, gilt top, uncut, backstrip very lightly faded else a very good, bright, crisp copy. EDITION LIMITED TO 1000 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY THE PUBLISHER. Wilde's controversial essay, attempting to solve the mystery of Shakespeare's Sonnets, was frst published in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine in July 1889 (see Mason p.6; 4). Lisez plus
    • METHUEN & CO. LTD., 1924
    • Librairie: Psychobabel & Skoob Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: Hardcover in good condition. No jacket. Sixteenth edition. Rex Whistler's first bookplate design on FEP. Bookplate belonged to Ronald Fuller, Whistler's friend and cataloguer. Annotations pencilled in Fuller's hand on title page and some pages within. Some stanzas of 'Reading Gaol' have been crossed over with pencil, yet still remain legible. Boards and spine are slightly marked, faded and edge-worn. Spine ends and leading corners are slightly bumped. One-and-a-half centimetre tear on spine head. Page block and rough-cut pages are tanned and marked. Bookseller's label and picture of Wilde g... Lisez plus
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    • RIZZOLI, 2000
    • Librairie: Libreria Archeologica Volumina (Italia)
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    • IL SAGGIATORE, 1960
    • Librairie: Biblioteca di Babele (Italia)
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