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Oscar Wilde

Wilde’s literary reputation has survived so much that I think it proof against any exhumation of articles which he or his admirers would have preferred to forget. As a matter of fact, I believe this volume will prove of unusual interest; some of the reviews are curiously prophetic; some are, of course, biassed by prejudice hostile or friendly; others are conceived in the author’s wittiest and happiest vein; only a few are colourless. And if, according to Lord Beaconsfield, the verdict of a continental nation may be regarded as that of posterity, Wilde is a much greater force in our literature than even friendly contemporaries ever supposed he would become. It should be remembered, however, that at the time when most of these reviews were written Wilde had published scarcely any of the works by which his name has become famous in Europe, though the protagonist of the æsthetic movement was a well-known figure in Paris and London. (Summary from Introduction by Robert Ross)

Wilde’s literary reputation has survived so much that I think it proof against any exhumation of articles which he or his admirers would have preferred to forget. As a matter of fact, I believe this volume will prove of unusual interest; some of the reviews are curiously prophetic; some are, of course, biassed by prejudice hostile or friendly; others are conceived in the author’s wittiest and happiest vein; only a few are colourless. And if, according to Lord Beaconsfield, the verdict of a continental nation may be regarded as that of posterity, Wilde is a much greater force in our literature than even friendly contemporaries ever supposed he would become. It should be remembered, however, that at the time when most of these reviews were written Wilde had published scarcely any of the works by which his name has become famous in Europe, though the protagonist of the æsthetic movement was a well-known figure in Paris and London. (Summary from Introduction by Robert Ross)
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Wilde’s literary reputation has survived so much that I think it proof against any exhumation of articles which he or his admirers would have preferred to forget. As a matter of fact, I believe this volume will prove of unusual interest; some of the reviews are curiously prophetic; some are, of course, biassed by prejudice hostile or friendly; others are conceived in the author’s wittiest and happiest vein; only a few are colourless. And if, according to Lord Beaconsfield, the verdict of a continental nation may be regarded as that of posterity, Wilde is a much greater force in our literature than even friendly contemporaries ever supposed he would become. It should be remembered, however, that at the time when most of these reviews were written Wilde had published scarcely any of the works by which his name has become famous in Europe, though the protagonist of the æsthetic movement was a well-known figure in Paris and London. (Summary from Introduction by Robert Ross)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

19h 16m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:01


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:05


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:01


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:17


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:18


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:21


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:18


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:16


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:39


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

12:53


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:23


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:48


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:01


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:26


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:09


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:09


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:02


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:38


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:58


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:38


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:08


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

12:16


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:12


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:36


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:04


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:46


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:55


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:52


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

47:36


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

14:30


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:54


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:42


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

32:48


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

10:20


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:53


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

44:13


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

13:36


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

34:24


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:56


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

10:28


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

23:51


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

11:07


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

09:53


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

11:56


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

25:01


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

12:56


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

30:57


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

10:11


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

12:37


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

38:10


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

09:37


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

18:41


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:56


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

27:14


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:35


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:16


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:51


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

25:05


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

10:06


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

12:26


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

12:00


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

21:08


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

10:40


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

22:36


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

10:30


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

22:38


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:53


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

11:14


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:10


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

08:28


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

18:32


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

18:47


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:47


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

18:49