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Author Topic: How many novels did Oscar Wilde write?  (Read 2721 times)

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How many novels did Oscar Wilde write?
« on: 26 January, 2014, 07:19:46 PM »
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Re: How many novels did Oscar Wilde write?
« Reply #1 on: 26 January, 2014, 09:07:04 PM »
Although Oscar Wilde wrote many books only one was a novel.

'The Picture of Dorian Gray' is Wilde’s only novel, and was first published in a magazine in 1890. A year later, it was released as a novel.

http://arts-literature.blurtit.com/413701/what-books-did-oscar-wilde-write

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Re: How many novels did Oscar Wilde write?
« Reply #2 on: 26 January, 2014, 11:00:49 PM »
By co-incidence I found a copy of 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' a couple of weeks ago and, as I'd never read it and needed a change from crime novels, I started to read it.

What a boring book!

I think it was the literary style that irked most...styles have changed so much in the century or so that it irritated me...like sitting through a boring long-winded film with no edits.

Thank heavens he only wrote one novel! At least I won't be tempted to read another one...disproving what the great man himself said "The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it... I can resist everything but temptation."

Not in my case.
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