This is the first large-scale edition of Wilde's work to pay proper tribute to the true breadth of his talent. Each of the literary genres which he mastered is represented. In her 'Introduction and Notes, ' Isobel Murray provides a fascinating insight into Wilde's phenomenal knowledge of English, American, French, and Classical literature, enabling the reader to appreciate and admire fully the range of literary and mythological references which enrich his writing.… (more)
This collection, edited by Isobel Murray, was first published as Oscar Wilde (1989) in the series "The Oxford authors". It was reissued in the "Oxford world's classics" series as The major works (2000).