Oscar Wilde – Impressions of America

As soon as he disembarked in New York, Wilde was besieged by questions from journalists who reported his claim during the voyage: “that he had been disappointed by the Atlantic”. Wilde therefore began his tour of lectures, which lasted until

Oscar Wilde – Children in Prison and Other Cruelties of Prison Life

This is a letter Oscar Wilde wrote to the London Daily Chronicle after a guard in Reading prison, where Wilde himself was incarcorated, was fired for feeding a starving child that was imprisoned there: actually feeding prisoners was against regulations.

Oscar Wilde – A House of Pomegranates

A House of Pomegranates is a collection of fairy tales, written by Oscar Wilde, that was published in 1891 as a second collection for The Happy Prince and Other Tales (1888). Wilde once said that this collection was “intended neither

Oscar Wilde – The Soul of Man Under Socialism

The Soul of Man under Socialism is an 1891 essay by Oscar Wilde in which he expounds a libertarian socialist worldview and a critique of charity. The writing of “The Soul of Man” followed Wilde’s conversion to anarchist philosophy, following

Oscar Wilde – The Happy Prince and Other Tales

The Happy Prince and Other Tales (sometimes called The Happy Prince and Other Stories) is a collection of stories for children by Oscar Wilde first published in May 1888. It contains five stories: “The Happy Prince”, “The Nightingale and the

Oscar Wilde – The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray is a philosophical novel by Oscar Wilde, first published complete in the July 1890. Dorian Gray is the subject of a full-length portrait in oil by Basil Hallward, an artist who is impressed and infatuated

Oscar Wilde – The Canterville Ghost

The Canterville Ghost is a novella by Oscar Wilde. It was the first of Wilde’s stories to be published, appearing in two parts in The Court and Society Review, 23 February and 2 March 1887. The story is about an

Johann David Wyss – Der schweizerische Robinson

Der Schweizerische Robinson ist ein literarisches Werk und eine Robinsonade: eine Adaption des Romans Robinson Crusoe von Daniel Defoe. Der Berner Stadtpfarrer Johann David Wyss verfasste die Geschichte in den Jahren 1794 bis 1798 und erzählte sie seinen vier Kindern.

Horace Walpole – The Castle of Otranto

The Castle of Otranto is a 1764 novel by Horace Walpole. It is generally regarded as the first gothic novel, merging medievalism and terror in a style that has endured ever since, and has become extremely popular in the later

Mary Wollstonecraft – A vindication of the rights of woman

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects (1792), written by the 18th-century British proto-feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, is one of the earliest works of feminist philosophy. In it, Wollstonecraft responds to those educational and

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