Book Title The Works of Oscar Wilde, 5 volume set "Prose", "Poems", "Essays", "Plays", "Novels and Fairy Tales"
Binding (hardback, paperback, etc.) Hardcover
Book Condition Good with no dust jacket
Edition 1st Edition Thus; First Impression
Publisher's Name New York Cosmopolitan Book Corporation 1916
Seller ID or SKU 61780
5 vol set. Suede leather worn especially at corners and top or bottom of spine. Red with gold print and outline around cover. Contents clean. Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. He is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death.Wilde's parents were successful Anglo-Irish intellectuals in Dublin. Their son became fluent in French and German early in life. At university, Wilde read Greats; he proved himself to be an outstanding classicist, first at Dublin, then at Oxford. He became known for his involvement in the rising philosophy of aestheticism, led by two of his tutors, Walter Pater and John Ruskin. After university, Wilde moved to London into fashionable cultural and social circles. (Wikipedia) Good reading copies. ; Vol. 5 vol; 24mo 5" - 6" tall