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A Lost Lady

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Willa Sibert Cather


The young Niel Herbert idolizes Marian Forrester, the beautiful and charismatic wife of a pioneering railroad magnate. After discovering Mrs…

The Real Oscar Wilde

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Robert Sherard


The Real Oscar Wilde is the third book about the Irish poet and playwright by his earliest and most prolific biographer. Since writing his e…

The Oscar Wilde Calendar

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Stuart Mason and Oscar Wilde


A compendium of Oscar Wilde's wit, including some of his most famous epigrams as well as unpublished quotations supplied by his friends. The…

The Portrait of Mr. W. H.

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Oscar Wilde


Wilde's short story about an attempt to uncover the identity of Mr. W. H., the dedicatee of Shakespeare's sonnets, was first published in Bl…

The Treatises of Benvenuto Cellini on Goldsmithing and Sculpture

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Benvenuto Cellini


Benvenuto Cellini, a 16th century Florentine goldsmith and sculptor, is perhaps better known for his colorful autobiography than his works o…

Letters of Oscar Wilde, Volume 2 (1890-1895)

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Oscar Wilde


This second collection of the correspondence of Oscar Wilde includes letters written when the Irish playwright was at the height of his succ…

In Excelsis

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Lord Alfred Douglas


In 1924, Lord Alfred Douglas was sued by Winston Churchill after he alleged that the politician had been part of a Jewish-backed conspiracy …

Letters of Oscar Wilde, Volume 1 (1868-1890)

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Oscar Wilde


This first collection of the correspondence of Oscar Wilde begins with the Irish playwright's earliest extant letter, thanking his mother fo…

A Ride Across the Peloponnese

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George Macmillan


In the spring of 1877, a young Oscar Wilde visited Greece with his classics professor, J. P. Mahaffy, and two friends. One of these friends,…

Letters of Oscar Wilde, Volume 3 (1895-1897)

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Oscar Wilde


This third collection of the correspondence of Oscar Wilde includes the letters Wilde wrote from prison. It begins with notes of thanks to t…

Oscar Wilde from Purgatory

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Hester Travers Smith


Hester Dowden, who wrote under the name Hester Travers Smith, was an Irish spiritualist medium. She claimed to have communicated with the sp…

Oscar Wilde and Myself

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Lord Alfred Douglas


The first memoir by the poet Lord Alfred “Bosie” Douglas was written 14 years after the death of Oscar Wilde and in the aftermath of Douglas…

Letters of Oscar Wilde, Volume 5 (1898-1900)

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Oscar Wilde


This fifth and final collection of the correspondence of Oscar Wilde includes many letters to his friend, Robert Ross, and a long letter abo…

Letters of Oscar Wilde, Volume 4 (1897-1898)

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Oscar Wilde


This fourth collection of the correspondence of Oscar Wilde includes the letters Wilde wrote while living in Berneval, in the months after h…

Twelve Years a Slave

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Solomon Northup


Twelve Years a Slave is the memoir of a freeborn African American from New York who is kidnapped and sold into slavery. After being held for…

Oscar Wilde: The Story of an Unhappy Friendship

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Robert Sherard


Robert Sherard was Oscar Wilde's friend of 20 years and first biographer. The Story of an Unhappy Friendship was the first of his four biogr…

Aristotle's Masterpiece

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Pseudo-Aristotle


Aristotle's Masterpiece, also known as The Works of Aristotle, the Famous Philosopher, is a sex manual and a midwifery book that was popular…

The Life of Oscar Wilde

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Robert Sherard


Robert Sherard was Oscar Wilde's friend of 20 years and first biographer. The Life of Oscar Wilde was the second of his four biographies of …

Prisoner for Blasphemy

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George William Foote


George William Foote, a British secularist, was convicted and imprisoned on the charge of blasphemy after founding "The Freethinker&quo…

Impressions of America

In Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 037

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Oscar Wilde


Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake,…

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