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The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde

The Happy Prince is the title story in a collection of short stories by Oscar Wilde. The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde High above the city, on a tall column, stood the statue of the Happy Prince.  He was gilded … Continue reading

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Oscar Wilde: A Biographical Sketch

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an immensely gifted English writer who produced a large variety of work ranging from humorous to tragic. He had the capacity to be ridiculous (The Importance of Being Earnest) as well as deadly serious (De Profundis). Continue reading

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Oscar Wilde Resources

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an immensely gifted writer who produced a large variety of work ranging from humorous to tragic. He had the capacity to be ridiculous (The Importance of Being Earnest) as well as deadly serious (De Profundis). Brief … Continue reading

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Honors Texts for World Literature

Honors Texts for World Literature (E5) The Honors Track for World Literature is outlined in the study guide and involves additional reading and writing and an optional exam. Another way you can use the honors texts is if you have already read a focus text … Continue reading

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Texts for Literature and Composition

English II: Literature and Composition What does Literature and Composition cover? Literature and Composition is a college-preparatory literature and composition course. Focus works, including novels, short stories, poems, and drama, have been selected for literary quality, and for their place … Continue reading

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John Gielgud and Edith Evans perform the handbag scene from Wilde’s Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde Here is an audio recording of John Gielgud and Edith Evans doing the scene of Lady Bracknell interrogating John/Earnest Worthing. This includes the famous “handbag” line, as well as the lines, “To … Continue reading

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1952 film The Importance of Being Earnest clip

Enjoy these clips from the 1952 film of Oscar Wilde’s play, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” starring Dame Edith Evans (Lady Bracknell), Michael Redgrace (Jack Worthing), Joan Greenwood (Gwendolyn), Michael Denison (Algernon), and Dorothy Tutin (Cecily). The handbag scene: The … Continue reading

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De Profundis by Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis is the lengthy letter he wrote from prison. He begins, “Suffering is one very long moment. We cannot divide it by seasons. We can only record its moods, and chronicle their return.” Continue reading

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On the Massacre of the Christians in Bulgaria by Oscar Wilde

ON THE MASSACRE OF THE CHRISTIANS IN BULGARIA by Oscar Wilde Christ, dost Thou live indeed? or are Thy bones Still straitened in their rock-hewn sepulchre? And was Thy Rising only dreamed by her Whose love of Thee for all … Continue reading

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