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By Oscar Wilde

ISBN-10: 0007144369

ISBN-13: 9780007144365

Author Note: brought by means of Merlin Holland

The Collins whole Works of Oscar Wilde is the one actually whole and authoritative single-volume variation of Oscar Wilde’s works, and comes in either hardback and this paperback edition.

Continuously in print due to the fact that 1948, the Collins whole Works of Oscar Wilde has lengthy been acknowledged because the so much entire and authoritative single-volume selection of Wilde’s texts to be had, containing his in basic terms novel, The Portrait of Dorian grey, in addition to his performs, tales, poems, essays and letters, all of their such a lot authoritative texts.

Illustrated with many desirable pictures, the publication contains introductions to every part through Merlin Holland (Oscar’s grandson), Owen Dudley Edwards, Declan Kiberd and Terence Brown.

Also incorporated is a entire bibliography of works by means of and approximately Oscar Wilde, and a chronological desk of his existence and work.

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As the flame on the circular wick flickered, the wide soft star of interlocked penumbrae moved and waved as if it were printed on a silk cloth being gently tugged or slowly blown. Its color soft blurred blood. We pay dear in blood for our peaceful homes. In the morning, to my relief, you are ugly. Monday’s wan breakfast light bleaches you blotchily, drains the goodness from your thickness, makes the bathrobe a limp stained tube flapping disconsolately, exposing sallow décolletage. The skin between your breasts a sad yellow.

The waitress refilled their coffee cups and gave them the check. ’ ‘Don’t be silly. ’ This amounted to permission, but perversely irritated him. That above-it-all quality; why didn’t she fight? ’ But on looking into his wallet he saw only a single worn dollar there. He didn’t know why this should make him so angry, except the fact somehow that it was only one. ‘Goddamn it,’ he said. ’ He waved it in her face. ‘I work like a bastard all week for you and those insatiable brats and at the end of it what do I have?

They pushed through the great glass doors. A famished sun was nibbling through the overcast. Above and behind them, the King of Arabia lay in a drugged dream of dunes and Mrs Henryson upon her sickbed received, like the comatose mother of twins, their identical packets of blood. Richard hugged his wife’s shoulders and as they walked along leaning on each other whispered, ‘Hey, I love you. ’ * * * Romance is, simply, the strange, the untried. It was unusual for the Maples to be driving together at eleven in the morning.

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