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    Includes "The Portrait of Mr W H", Wilde's defence of Dorian Gray, reviews, and the writings from "Intentions" (1891): "The Decay of Lying", "Pen, Pencil, Poison", and "The Critic as Artist". This volume presents Wilde as a deep and serious reader of literature and philosophy, and an eloquent thinker about society and art.

    Selection includes "The Portrait of Mr W.H.", Wilde's defence of Dorian Gray, reviews, and the writings from "Intentions" (1891): "The Decay of Lying", "Pen, Pencil, Poison", and "The Critic as Artist". Wilde is familiar to us as the ironic critic behind the social comedies, as the creator of the beautiful and doomed Dorian Gray, as the flamboyant aesthete and the demonised homosexual. This volume presents us with a different Wilde. Wilde emerges here as a deep and serious reader of literature and philosophy, and an eloquent and original thinker about society and art. read less...

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    ISBN-13 9780140433876
    Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint Penguin Classics
    Number of Pages 416
    Publication Date 30082001
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    Binding Paperback

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