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  • A Woman of No Importanceby Oscar Wilde

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 1.99

    The expectations and inequalities of the British upper-class are brought to the forefront when Mrs. Arbuthnot is forced to set her impeccable reputation aside for the sake of an important opportunity presented to her son, Gerald. Oscar Wilde?s plays have been widely commended for their wit and biting satire of British social customs. Plays like ... more...

  • Saloméby Oscar Wilde

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 1.99

    Oscar Wilde?s adaptation of the biblical story delves into Salome?s character and motivations when she requests the head of John the Baptist as a reward after dancing the dance of the seven veils. To her mother, Herodias?s delight, Salomé?s father, Herod, finds he must grant her this request. Originally published in French, Salome was one of Oscar... more...

  • The Duchess of Paduaby Oscar Wilde

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 1.99

    A young man known as Guido is set upon revenge, planning to murder the duke of Padua, who murdered Guido?s father years before. However, Guido soon finds that he has fallen in love with the duke?s wife, the duchess of Padua , and their romance complicates Guido?s intentions. Originally composed for a particular actress, Mary Anderson, who eventually... more...

  • Vera, or The Nihilistsby Oscar Wilde

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 1.99

    After becoming involved with the Nihilist movement and being trained as an assassin, Vera falls in love with Alexis, another member of the group. But Vera soon finds out that the truth about Alexis puts the two of them at odds, and she will have to choose between him and her cause. Loosely based on the life of Russian revolutionary Vera Zasulich,... more...

  • A Florentine Tragedyby Oscar Wilde

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 1.99

    A rich merchant, Simone, discovers that his wife, Bianca, is having an affair with a prince named Guido Bardi. Incensed by the indignity visited upon him by the prince, Simone challenges his rival to a duel. Although Oscar Wilde?s A Florentine Tragedy was left incomplete, the story about Simone and Bianca was nonetheless adapted several times by... more...

  • La Sainte Courtisane or The Woman Covered with Jewelsby Oscar Wilde

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 1.99

    Intent on seducing a Christian man, Honorius, who lives in seclusion in the desert, Myrrhina, a noblewoman and famed temptress, travels to Honorius?s retreat in pursuit of him. La Sainte Courtisane was nearly completed by Oscar Wilde before he was imprisoned, but the author mistakenly left his only copy of the manuscript in a taxicab, and was never... more...

  • The Plays of Oscar Wildeby Oscar Wilde

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 1.99

    Featuring the entirety of Oscar Wilde?s dramatic works, this collection demonstrates the author?s wide range, unerring wit, and unique perspective. Bringing together Wilde?s most famous plays, including The Importance of Being Earnest , An Ideal Husband , and Lady Windermere?s Fan , along with rare and incomplete dramas like Salome and Vera, this... more...

  • Dr. Faustusby Christopher Marlowe

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    One of the most durable myths in Western culture, the story of Faust tells of a learned German doctor who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power. Early enactments of Faust's damnation were often the raffish fare of clowns and low comedians. But the young Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe (1564?1593) recognized... more...

  • Pygmalionby George Bernard Shaw

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    One of George Bernard Shaw's best-known plays, Pygmalion was a rousing success on the London and New York stages, an entertaining motion picture and a great hit with its musical version, My Fair Lady . An updated and considerably revised version of the ancient Greek legend of Pygmalion and Galatea, the 20th-century story pokes fun at the antiquated... more...

  • She Stoops to Conquerby Oliver Goldsmith

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 2.50

    Charming satire of the sentimental comedies of the day has entertained audiences since 1773. A young lady poses as a serving girl to win the heart of a young gentleman too shy to court ladies of his own class. Many delightful deceits, hilarious turns of plot must be played out before the play concludes happily. Notes. more...