Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance

With help from his friends Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Sherard, young Oscar Wilde investigates the murder of an artist's model whose body has disappeared, in a story based on the true crime that inspired "The Picture of Dorian Gray."

Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance

Author: Gyles Daubeney Brandreth

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416551743

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With help from his friends Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Sherard, young Oscar Wilde investigates the murder of an artist's model whose body has disappeared, in a story based on the true crime that inspired "The Picture of Dorian Gray."

A Woman of No Importance Illustrated

A Woman of No Importance is a play by Irish playwright Oscar Wilde. The play premièred on 19 April 1893 at London's Haymarket Theatre. Like Wilde's other society plays, it satirizes English upper-class society.

A Woman of No Importance Illustrated

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A Woman of No Importance is a play by Irish playwright Oscar Wilde. The play premièred on 19 April 1893 at London's Haymarket Theatre. Like Wilde's other society plays, it satirizes English upper-class society. It has been performed on stages in Europe and North America since his death in 1900.

A Woman of No Importance

A Woman of No Importance is an 1893 play by Oscar Wilde. Like many of Wilde's plays, it satirizes the mores, restrictions, and repression of upper-class British society around the turn of the twentieth century.

A Woman of No Importance

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A Woman of No Importance is an 1893 play by Oscar Wilde. Like many of Wilde's plays, it satirizes the mores, restrictions, and repression of upper-class British society around the turn of the twentieth century. Wilde, known for his flamboyance, bisexuality, and trademark wit, was a celebrated Irish playwright who fell from grace when he was accused of sodomy, arrested, and jailed in a high-profile case. His health declined and he died in 1900. His seminal works include The Importance of Being Earnest, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the more serious The Ballad of Reading Gaol and De Profundis, both written while Wilde was in jail.Act I of the play opens on a terrace at Lady Hunstanton's estate. She is throwing a party, and her guests mingle and exchange gossip. One guest, Lady Caroline Pontrefact, decides to take Hester Worsley, a wealthy visiting American, under her wing. She expresses dislike for Gerald Arbuthnot, a man Hester admires.As the two are talking, Gerald enters to announce that Lord Illingworth has agreed to take him on as a secretary. This represents Gerald's first step towards gaining financial success and political influence. Lord Illingworth has ambitions of becoming a foreign ambassador. Lady Hunstanton has a letter sent to Gerald's mother, inviting her to dinner.

Oscar Wilde A Woman of No Importance

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born on the 16th October 1854 in Dublin Ireland. The son of Dublin intellectuals Oscar proved himself an outstanding classicist at Dublin, then at Oxford.

Oscar Wilde   A Woman of No Importance

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Stage Door

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Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born on the 16th October 1854 in Dublin Ireland. The son of Dublin intellectuals Oscar proved himself an outstanding classicist at Dublin, then at Oxford. With his education complete Wilde moved to London and its fashionable cultural and social circles. With his biting wit, flamboyant dress, and glittering conversation, Wilde became one of the most well-known personalities of his day. His only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray was published in 1890 and he then moved on to writing for the stage with Salome in 1891. His society comedies produced enormous hits and turned him into one of the most successful writers of late Victorian London. Whilst his masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest, was on stage in London, Wilde had the Marquess of Queensberry, the father of his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, prosecuted for libel. The trial unearthed evidence that caused Wilde to drop his charges and led to his own arrest and trial for gross indecency. He was convicted and imprisoned for two years' hard labour. It was to break him. On release he left for France, There he wrote his last work, The Ballad of Reading Gaol in 1898. He died destitute in Paris at the age of forty-six sipping champagne a friend had brought with the line 'Alas I am dying beyond my means'. Here we publish another of his classic plays 'A Woman Of No Importance'

The Oscar Wilde Collection

This is a bibliography of works by Oscar Wilde, a late-Victorian Irish writer.

The Oscar Wilde Collection

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781097366248

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This is a bibliography of works by Oscar Wilde, a late-Victorian Irish writer. Chiefly remembered today as a playwright, especially for The Importance of Being Earnest, and as the author of The Picture of Dorian Gray; Wilde's oeuvre includes criticism, poetry, children's fiction, and a large selection of reviews, lectures and journalism. His private correspondence has also been published.The Picture of Dorian Gray is a Gothic and philosophical novel by Oscar Wilde, first published complete in the July 1890 issue of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine. Fearing the story was indecent, the magazine's editor deleted roughly five hundred words before publication without Wilde's knowledge. Despite that censorship, The Picture of Dorian Gray offended the moral sensibilities of British book reviewers, some of whom said that Oscar Wilde merited prosecution for violating the laws guarding public morality. In response, Wilde aggressively defended his novel and art in correspondence with the British press, although he personally made excisions of some of the most controversial material when revising and lengthening the story for book publication the following year.Lady Windermere's Fan, A Play About a Good Woman is a four-act comedy by Oscar Wilde, first performed on Saturday, 20 February 1892, at the St James's Theatre in London.A Woman of No Importance is a play by Irish playwright Oscar Wilde. The play premièred on 19 April 1893 at London's Haymarket Theatre. Like Wilde's other society plays, it satirizes English upper-class society. It has been performed on stages in Europe and North America since his death in 1900.An Ideal Husband is an 1895 comedic stage play by Oscar Wilde which revolves around blackmail and political corruption, and touches on the themes of public and private honour. The action is set in London, in "the present", and takes place over the course of twenty-four hours.The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Some contemporary reviews praised the play's humour and the culmination of Wilde's artistic career, while others were cautious about its lack of social messages. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play.

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RJ But my Oscar Wilde and the Ring of Death by Gyles Brandreth . ... like me ,
eagerly await Wilde's next outing ; both novels were released under different
titles in the US : as Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance and Oscar Wilde
and a ...

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Death Lifts the Latch

CHAPTER TWO Oh , no one . No one in particular . A woman of no importance . -
OSCAR WILDE . THE SECOND TRILL had died away and she was nerving
herself to ring a third time when she heard the sound of feet slowly approaching
from ...

Death Lifts the Latch

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The Importance of Being Earnest

This edition contains substantial excerpts from the original four-act version which was never produced, as well as the full text of the final three-act version, selections from Wilde's correspondence, and commentary by George Bernard Shaw, ...

The Importance of Being Earnest

Author: Charles Osborne

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250101662

Page: 160

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The Importance of Being Earnest shows a full measure of Oscar Wilde's legendary wit, and embodies more than any of his other plays, his decency and warmth. This edition contains substantial excerpts from the original four-act version which was never produced, as well as the full text of the final three-act version, selections from Wilde's correspondence, and commentary by George Bernard Shaw, Max Beerbohm, St. John Hankin, and James Agate.

A woman of no importance An ideal husband

Oscar Wilde. am no different from other women except in the wrong done me and
the wrong I did , and my very heavy punishments and great disgrace . And yet , to
bear you I had to look on death . To nurture you I had to wrestle with it . Death ...

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Oscar Wilde

After his death in 1882 she married Lord de Grey . Wilde dedicated A Woman of
No Importance to her . Oscar Wilde * Augustus John Rothenstein , who was not
without a decided streak of romanticism himself , once suggested that he would ...

Oscar Wilde

Author: E. H. Mikhail

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Oscar Wilde

These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995.

Oscar Wilde

Author: Karl Beckson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415159520

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The Collected Critical Heritage II comprises 40 volumes covering 19th and 20th century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxes sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995. The Critical Heritage series gathers together a large body of critical figures in literature. These selected sources include contemporary reviews from both popular and literary media.

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Medical Quotes

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Am amusing reference of over 1,750 wise, humorous, sarcastic, touching and memorable quotations covering all aspects of medicine

The Importance of Being Earnest

The tale of two gentlemen who adopt fictitious identities in order to woo the objects of their affections is Wilde’s most beloved work, considered to be one of the wittiest plays ever written in English.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Author: Oscar Wilde

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Subtitled “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People,” Wilde’s play is a brilliantly satirical comedy of manners, sending up the absurdity of Victorian social mores and cleverly critiquing the conventions of love and marriage. The tale of two gentlemen who adopt fictitious identities in order to woo the objects of their affections is Wilde’s most beloved work, considered to be one of the wittiest plays ever written in English. The glowing critical reception in London on opening night at the St. James Theater in 1895 marked the high point of Wilde’s career as a writer.

Oscar Wilde Collection Vol 2 a Woman of No Importance Lady Windermere s Fan a Play Salome a Tragedy in One Act 3 Plays

The play tells in one act the Biblical story of Salomé, stepdaughter of the tetrarch Herod Antipas, who, to her stepfather's dismay but to the delight of her mother Herodias, requests the head of Jokanaan (John the Baptist) on a silver ...

Oscar Wilde Collection Vol 2  a Woman of No Importance  Lady Windermere s Fan a Play  Salome  a Tragedy in One Act  3 Plays

Author: Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde Collection Vol 2:A Woman of No Importance,Lady Windermere's FanA Play,Salom� A Tragedy in One Act(3 Plays)Book One:A Woman of No Importance is a play by Irish playwright Oscar Wilde. The play premi�red on 19 April 1893 at London's Haymarket Theatre. Like Wilde's other society plays, it satirizes English upper class society. It has been performed on stages in Europe and North America since his death in 1900.Book Two:Lady Windermere's Fan, A Play About a Good Woman is a four-act comedy by Oscar Wilde, first produced on Saturday, 20 February 1892, at the St James's Theatre in London.Book ThreeSalome (French: Salom�, pronounced [salome]) is a tragedy by Oscar Wilde. The original 1891 version of the play was in French. Three years later an English translation was published. The play tells in one act the Biblical story of Salom�, stepdaughter of the tetrarch Herod Antipas, who, to her stepfather's dismay but to the delight of her mother Herodias, requests the head of Jokanaan (John the Baptist) on a silver platter as a reward for dancing the dance of the seven veils.

The Importance of Being Oscar

The Wit and Wisdom of Oscar Wilde Set Against His Life and Times Leslie Frewin
. Wilde , Oscar , ( cont . ) ... second trial , 191 ; third trial , 192 ; prison and De
Profundis , 194 - 200 ; France and Ballad of Reading Gaol , The , 201 ; Italy ,
death of Constance ... Strange ( penname of Mrs . Henrietta Stannard ) , 197
Winter ' s Tale , A ( William Shakespeare ) , 125 Woman of No Importance , A (
Oscar Wilde ) ...

The Importance of Being Oscar

Author: Leslie Frewin

Publisher: W H Allen

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The Sherlock Holmes Miscellany

The Sherlock Holmes Miscellany is light-hearted and highly informative, and perfect for both the Sherlock aficionado and those new to the world of 221B Baker Street.

The Sherlock Holmes Miscellany

Author: Roger Johnson

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 9780752471525

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Exploring the fascinating and enigmatic world of Sherlock Holmes, this miscellany examines his place in literary history, his popularity, and how he has become the iconic, timeless character who is loved by millions.