By Oscar Wilde
The Collins whole Works of Oscar Wilde is the single really whole and authoritative single-volume variation of Oscar Wilde’s works, and comes in either hardback and this paperback edition.
Continuously in print seeing that 1948, the Collins entire Works of Oscar Wilde has lengthy been recognized because the so much complete and authoritative single-volume selection of Wilde’s texts to be had, containing his merely novel, The Portrait of Dorian grey, in addition to his performs, tales, poems, essays and letters, all of their so much authoritative texts.
Illustrated with many desirable pictures, the e-book contains introductions to every part via Merlin Holland (Oscar’s grandson), Owen Dudley Edwards, Declan Kiberd and Terence Brown.
Also integrated is a entire bibliography of works by means of and approximately Oscar Wilde, and a chronological desk of his lifestyles and work.
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Cried Lord Henry. ‘How are you able to say that? Romance lives by means of repetition, and repetition converts an urge for food into an paintings. along with, at any time when that one loves is the single time one has ever enjoyed. distinction of item doesn't adjust singleness of ardour. It only intensifies it. we will have in lifestyles yet one nice event at top, and the key of lifestyles is to breed that have as usually as attainable. ’ ‘Even whilst one has been wounded through it, Harry? ’ requested the Duchess, after a pause. ‘Especially whilst one has been wounded by means of it,’ replied Lord Henry. The Duchess became and checked out Dorian grey with a curious expression in her eyes. ‘What do you assert to that, Mr. grey? ’ she inquired. Dorian hesitated for a second. Then he threw his head again and laughed. ‘I consistently believe Harry, Duchess. ’ ‘Even whilst he's unsuitable? ’ ‘Harry is rarely mistaken, Duchess. ’ ‘And does his philosophy make you cheerful? ’ ‘I have by no means hunted for happiness. Who desires happiness? i've got sought for excitement. ’ ‘And chanced on it, Mr. grey? ’ ‘Often. Too frequently. ’ The Duchess sighed. ‘I am looking for peace,’ she acknowledged, ‘and if I don’t cross and get dressed, I shall have none this night. ’ ‘Let me get you a few orchids, Duchess,’ cried Dorian, commencing to his toes, and jogging down the conservatory. ‘You are flirting disgracefully with him,’ acknowledged Lord Henry to his cousin. ‘You had higher take care. he's very interesting. ’ ‘If he weren't, there will be no conflict. ’ ‘Greek meets Greek, then? ’ ‘I am at the part of the Trojans. They fought for a lady. ’ ‘They have been defeated. ’ ‘There are worse issues than capture,’ she spoke back. ‘You gallop with a unfastened rein. ’ ‘Pace supplies life,’ used to be the riposte. ‘I shall write it in my diary to-night. ’ ‘What? ’ ‘That a burnt baby loves the hearth. ’ ‘I am now not even singed. My wings are untouched. ’ ‘You can use them for every thing other than flight. ’ ‘Courage has handed from males to girls. it's a new adventure for us. ’ ‘You have a rival. ’ ‘Who? ’ He laughed. ‘Lady Narborough,’ he whispered. ‘She completely adores him. ’ ‘You fill me with apprehension. The entice Antiquity is deadly to us who're romanticists. ’ ‘Romanticists! you will have all of the equipment of technology. ’ ‘Men have proficient us. ’ ‘But no longer defined you. ’ ‘Describe us as a sex,’ used to be her problem. ‘Sphynxes with no secrets and techniques. ’ She checked out him, smiling. ‘How lengthy Mr. grey is! ’ she acknowledged. ‘Let us pass and support him. i haven't but instructed him the color of my frock. ’ ‘Ah! you need to fit your frock to his plants, Gladys. ’ ‘That will be a untimely quit. ’ ‘Romantic paintings starts with its climax. ’ ‘I needs to continue a chance for retreat. ’ ‘In the Parthian demeanour? ’ ‘They discovered security within the wasteland. i couldn't do this. ’ ‘Women aren't constantly allowed a choice,’ he responded, yet infrequently had he accomplished the sentence prior to from the some distance finish of the conservatory got here a stifled groan, through the uninteresting sound of a heavy fall. every person begun up. The Duchess stood immobile in horror. And with worry in his eyes Lord Henry rushed in the course of the flapping fingers to discover Dorian grey mendacity face downwards at the tiled flooring in a death-like swoon.