The Wit of Oscar Wilde Folio Society 1997


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The Wit of Oscar Wilde

The selection of Oscar Wilde’s work in this edition are: Hélas!(1881), Essays (Personal Impressions of America (1883), A Handbook to Marriage (1885), The American Invasion (1887), from The Decay of Lying (1889), from The Soul of Man under Socialism (1891), Poem: The Harlot’s House (1885)). The Stories included in this edition are: from The Canterville Ghost (1887), The Selfish Giant (1888), The Nightingale and the Rose (1888), The Remarkable Rocket (1888) and Poem: Silentium Amoris (1881). Also included is an extract from ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890) and a poem: Désespoir (1908). The extracts from Plays included in this edition are: Salomé (1894), Lady Windermeres Fan (1892), A Woman of No Importance (1893), An Ideal Husband (1895), The Importance of Being Ernest (1898) and a poems: To L.L. (1885). At the end of the book are extracts from De Profundis (1897) and from The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898).


  • Folio Society First Impression No. 913
  • Publisher The Folio Society, London; 1997
  • Illustrated Gold Cloth Hardback, 239 pp
  • Contains many black and white illustrations including a portrait of Oscar Wilde
  • Illustrated by Ian Archie Beck
  • Size 2235 x 145mm, 800g

Condition: Fine – Superb Unmarked Copy

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Weight 0.8 kg


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