The Complete Short Fiction -

The Complete Short Fiction

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Fairy tales, ghost stories, detective fiction and comedies of manners - the stories collected in this volume made Oscar Wilde's name as a writer of fiction, showing breathtaking dexterity in a wide range of literary styles. Victorian moral justice is comically inverted in 'Lord Arthur Savile's Crime' and 'The Canterville Ghost', and society's materialism comes under sharp, humorous criticism in 'The Model Millionaire', while 'The Happy Prince' and 'The Nightingale and the Rose' are hauntingly melancholic in their magical evocations of selfless love. These small masterpieces convey the brilliance of Wilde's vision, exploring complex moral issues through an elegant juxtaposition of wit and sentiment.

Product code: 9780141439693

ISBN 9780141439693
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS18
No. Of Pages 320
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Fairy tales, ghost stories, detective fiction and comedies of manners - the stories collected in this volume made Oscar Wilde's name as a writer of fiction, showing skill in a range of literary styles. The stories include: "The Canterville Ghost", "The Model Millionaire" and "The Happy Prince".