Short Stories. By Oscar Wilde. Illustrated by James Hill. Collector’s Edition. Easton Press. Norwalk, 1976.

$55.00

Irish author Oscar Wilde produced some of the most beloved plays, poems, stories, and novels of the last 150 years. In his lifetime, he was most acclaimed as a playwright, with viewers flocking to see his many productions, but especially The Importance of Being Earnest. Yet at the peak of his acclaim, Wilde was prosecuted for gross indecency–a result of the inhumane laws against homosexuality in late nineteenth century England. The subsequent trial and arrest was a highly publicized and deeply traumatic event. After his two years’ imprisonment, Wilde left England, never to return. He died of health complications several years afterwards–a tragic decline wrought by the injustices of his society. His great works have lived on, however, including his many short stories. This volume celebrates those works by compiling his very best–from his fairy tales, A House of Pomegranates and the Happy Prince stories, to his humorous stories, the Canterville Ghost and the Model Millionaire. For any Oscar Wilde collector, it is an essential volume.

This collector’s edition is in fine condition. In the original full red leather boards, finely gilt stamped. Raised bands. Gilt spine label. Text block fine. Gilt edges. Silk moire endpapers and bookmark sewn in. With the publisher’s blank bookplate laid in.

A fine collector’s copy of the Short Stories of Oscar Wilde.

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Short Stories. By Oscar Wilde. Illustrated by James Hill. Collector’s Edition. Easton Press. Norwalk, 1976.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in