Oscar Wilde bibliography

Oscar Wilde bibliography
A caricature of Wilde by Aubrey Beardsley, the caption reads "Oscar Wilde At Work".
A caricature of Wilde by Aubrey Beardsley, the caption reads "Oscar Wilde At Work".
Releases
Novels 1
Articles 4
Stories 1
Collections 4
Poems 4
Plays 10
References and footnotes
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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.

Wilde was declared bankrupt to pay legal costs after his conviction, and his possessions - including manuscripts, letters, books and presentation volumes of all the major literary figures of his day - were sold by auction. This has made bibliographical (and biographical) studies of unpublished work more difficult since they are widely dispersed, some in private ownership. The largest collection of Wilde's letters, manuscripts, and other material relating to his literary circle are housed at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.[1][2] A number of Wilde's letters and manuscripts can also be found at The British Library, as well as public and private collections throughout Britain, the United States and France.

Contents

Essays

Wilde revised his dialogues on aesthetic subjects for publication as * Intentions (1891, it comprises The Critic as Artist, The Decay of Lying, Pen, Pencil and Poison and The Truth of Masks)


Fiction

Novel

Stories

Poems

Plays

(Dates are dates of first performance, which approximate better with the probable date of composition than dates of publication.)

  • The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays. Penguin Classics, 2000. Edited with an Introduction, Commentaries and Notes by Richard Allen Cave. Contains all from above save the first two. Salome is in English. As an appendix there is one excised scene from The Importance of Being Earnest.

Posthumous

  • De Profundis (Written 1897, Expurgated edition published 1905, complete edition 1962 in collected letters)
  • The Rise of Historical Criticism , written while he was at Oxford, published in 1909
  • The Letters of Oscar Wilde (1962) Edited by Ruper Hart Davis; Re-released in 2000, with letters discovered since 1962, and new annotations by Merlin Holland.
  • De Profundis, The Ballad of Reading Gaol, and Other Writings. Wordsworth Classics, 2002. Introduction and Notes by Anne Varty. The 'other writings' are The Critic as Artist, The Decay of Lying and The Soul of Man under Socialism.

Misattributed

  • Teleny, or The Reverse of the Medal (Paris, 1893) has been attributed to Wilde, but its authorship is unclear. One theory is that it was a combined effort by a several of Wilde's friends, which he may have edited.
  • Constance On September 14, 2011, Wilde's grandson Merlin Holland contested Wilde's claimed authorship of this play entitled Constance, scheduled to open that week in the King's Head Theatre. It was not, in fact, "Oscar Wilde's final play," as its producers were claiming. Holland said Wilde did sketch out the play's scenario in 1894, but "never wrote a word" of it, and that "it is dishonest to foist this on the public."[5] The Artistic Director Adam Spreadbury-Maher of the King's Head Theatre and Producer of Constance pointed out that Wilde's son, Vyvyan Holland, wrote in 1954, "a significant amount of the dialogue (of "Constance") bears the authentic stamp of my father's hand"[6]. There is further proof that the developed scenario that Constance was reconstituted from was written by Wilde between 1897 and his death in 1900, rather than the 1894 George Alexander scenario which Merlin Holland quotes[7].

References

  1. ^ "Register of the Oscar Wilde and his Literary Circle Collection of Papers, 1819-1953" http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf338nb1zb
  2. ^ "Oscar Wilde and the 1890s" http://www.humnet.ucla.edu/humnet/clarklib/Clark%20Pages/ Collection%20Links/Oscar%20Wilde%20and%20the%201890s.htm
  3. ^ Murray, Isobel (2000). Oscar Wilde: The Major Works. Oxford University Press. pp. 574. http://books.google.ca/books?id=jIo2098O6AwC&pg=PA574&lpg=PA574&dq=Fortnightly+Review+Feb+1891+%22The+Soul+of+Man+under+Socialism%22&source=bl&ots=qTqf2UYPLD&sig=R4Hkmc6B5Z0d8n-_1d5q3JCRQWA&hl=en&ei=BuG_SZzDLoOoM9TZgasN&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=5&ct=result. 
  4. ^ a b Mason, Stuart; Bibliography of Oscar Wilde
  5. ^ Alberge, Dayla (14 September 20). "Oscar Wilde grandson scorns 'new' play". The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/sep/14/oscar-wilde-grandson-scorns-play. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  6. ^ Hyde, H. Montgomery; Frank Harris (1956). Mr & Mr Daventry. The Richards Press London. ASIN B0014IW85W. 
  7. ^ Hyde, H. Montgomery; Frank Harris (1956). Mr & Mr Daventry. The Richards Press London. ASIN B0014IW85W. 

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