Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde


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This is a selection of the early poetry of Oscar Wilde, selected by Robert Ross. As he puts it, "It is thought that a selection from Oscar Wilde’s early verses may be of interest to a large public at present familiar only with the always popular Ballad of Reading Gaol, also included in this volume. The poems were first collected by their author when he was twenty-six years old, and though never, until recently, well received by the critics, have survived the test of NINE editions. Readers will be able to make for themselves the obvious and striking contrasts between these first and last phases of Oscar Wilde’s literary activity. The intervening period was devoted almost entirely to dramas, prose, fiction, essays, and criticism." - Summary by Carolin and Robert Ross (1 hr 38 min)

Chapters

The Ballad of Reading Gaol, I 5:33 Read by CJ Baars
The Ballad of Reading Gaol, II 4:45 Read by CJ Baars
The Ballad of Reading Gaol, III 12:22 Read by CJ Baars
The Ballad of Reading Gaol, IV 7:46 Read by CJ Baars
The Ballad of Reading Gaol, V 6:02 Read by CJ Baars
The Ballad of Reading Gaol, VI 1:20 Read by CJ Baars
The Ballad of Reading Gaol (Shorter Version), I 4:47 Read by NoelBadrian
The Ballad of Reading Gaol (Shorter Version), II 2:24 Read by NoelBadrian
The Ballad of Reading Gaol (Shorter Version), III 6:47 Read by NoelBadrian
The Ballad of Reading Gaol (Shorter Version), IV 5:58 Read by NoelBadrian
Ave Imperatrix 6:24 Read by Algy Pug
To My Wife (with a copy of my poems) 0:39 Read by Daniel Annear
Magdalen Walks 2:00 Read by jenno
Theocritus - a Villanelle 0:58 Read by Daniel Annear
Greece 1:00 Read by Nancy Smay
Portia (to Ellen Terry) 1:08 Read by jenno
Fabien Dei Franchi (to Henry Irving) 1:15 Read by Algy Pug
Phèdre (to Sarah Bernhardt) 1:10 Read by jenno
On Hearing The Dies Iræ Sung In The Sistine Chapel 1:10 Read by Algy Pug
Ave Maria Gratia Plena 1:11 Read by Algy Pug
Libertatis Sacra Fames 1:11 Read by Algy Pug
Roses and Rue 3:05 Read by Anusha Iyer
From ‘The Garden of Eros’ 6:17 Read by jenno
The Harlot’s House 1:58 Read by jenno
From ‘The Burden of Itys’ 7:03 Read by jenno
Flower of Love 3:49 Read by Anusha Iyer