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  • The Picture of Dorian Grayby Oscar Wilde

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 5.95

    A beautiful young man, Dorian Gray, sits for a portrait. In the garden of the artist's house he falls into conversation with Lord Wotton, who convinces him that only beauty is worth pursuing. Gray wishes that his portrait, and not himself, might age and show the effects of time. His wish comes true, and wild, hedonistic pursuits horribly disfigure... more...

  • The Picture of Dorian Grayby Oscar Wilde

    Joshua James Press 1890; US$ 4.95

    After having his portrait painted, the incredibly handsome young Dorian Gray is captivated by his own beauty. Tempted by his world-weary and decadent friend Lord Henry Wotton, he wishes to stay young forever and pledges his very soul to keep his good looks. As Dorian's slide into moral decay progresses, his portrait is marred because of his many sins,... more...

  • An Ideal Husbandby Oscar Wilde

    HarperCollins Canada 2013; US$ 2.99

    On the surface, Sir Robert Chiltern is an ideal husband—he has an impressive role as a member of the House of Commons and is always respectable in public and in private. His wife, Lady Chiltern, is proud of their privileged life. What she does not know is that Sir Robert?s initial rise to power was founded in slightly shady circumstances, and over... more...

  • The Revolt of the Cockroach Peopleby Oscar Zeta Acosta

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    The further adventures of "Dr. Gonzo" as he defends the "cucarachas" -- the Chicanos of East Los Angeles. Before his mysterious disappearance and probable death in 1971, Oscar Zeta Acosta was famous as a Robin Hood Chicano lawyer and notorious as the real-life model for Hunter S. Thompson's "Dr. Gonzo" a fat, pugnacious attorney with a gargantuan... more...

  • Costa Ricaby Barbara Ras; Oscar Arias

    Whereabouts Press 2010; US$ 13.95

    Journey into the Costa Rican imagination through twenty-six remarkable stories, selected and organized regionally for the curious traveler. Here, for the first time in English, the best of Costa Rica's writers conjure the country's allure and vitality, its coffee fields and palm groves, cicadas and songbirds, shrouded mountains and blazing savannas,... more...

  • The Happy Prince and Other Talesby Oscar Wilde

    The Floating Press 1910; US$ 5.99

    Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince and Other Tales is a collection of stories for children each of which is so poignant and exquisite that they are as treasured by adults as they are by children. The stories included in this collection are: The Happy Prince. The Nightingale and the Rose. The Selfish Giant. The Devoted Friend. The Remarkable Rocket more...

  • The Importance of Being Earnestby Oscar Wilde

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 5.95

    The Importance of Being Earnest is the last play Oscar Wilde ever wrote, and remains his most enduringly popular. It makes fun of social graces in the late Victorian era. Two seemingly unrelated parties are thrown into ridiculous entanglement when their fake identities, maintained in order to escape social responsibilities, grow ever more complicated... more...

  • An Ideal Husbandby Oscar Wilde

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 5.95

    Oscar Wilde's play An Ideal Husband is a comedy about politics, blackmail and corruption. The action takes place over three days in London, and it questions ideas of public and private honor. It is a play about the past catching up with one in the present. more...

  • The Soul of Man under Socialismby Oscar Wilde

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.95

    The Soul of Man under Socialism is an 1891 essay by Oscar Wilde. Wilde puts forth the argument that within a capitalist system "the majority of people spoil their lives by an unhealthy and exaggerated altruism - are forced, indeed, so to spoil them" - that the necessity of solving the problems that capitalism creates draws away the talent... more...

  • Lady Windermere's Fanby Oscar Wilde

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.95

    Lady Windermere's Fan: A Play About a Good Woman is a play by Oscar Wilde, who uses his sharp wit to satirize Victorian ideals about marriage. Lady Windemere suspects her husband of infidelity and retaliates by taking a lover. Her husband's suspected lover follows her, begging her to return to Lord Windemere. The lover sacrifices her own reputation... more...