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Reviews

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

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1. 00 – Prologue and Introduction
2. 01 – Dinners and Dishes
3. 02 – A Modern Epic
4. 03 – Shakespeare on Scenery
5. 04 – A Bevy of Poets
6. 05 – Parnassus Versus Philology
7. 06 – Hamlet at the Lyceum
8. 07 – Two New Novels (May 15, 1885)
9. 08 – Henry the Fourth at Oxford
10. 09 – Modern Greek Poetry
11. 10 – Olivia at the Lyceum
12. 11 – As You Like It
13. 12 – A Handbook to Marriage
14. 13 – Half-Hours with the Worst Authors
15. 14 – One of Mr. Conway’s Reminiscences
16. 15 – To Read Or Not to Read
17. 16 – 12th Night at Oxford
18. 17 – The Letters of a Great Woman
19. 18 – News from Parnassus
20. 19 – Some Novels
21. 20 – A Literary Pilgrim
22. 21 – Beranger in England
23. 22 – The Poetry of the People
24. 23 – The Cenci
25. 24 – Helena in Troas
26. 25 – Pleasing and Prattling
27. 26 – Balzac in English
28. 27 – Two New Novels (Sept. 16, 1880)
29. 28 – Ben Jonson
30. 29 – The Poets’ Corner–I
31. 30 – A Ride Through Morrocco
32. 31 – The Children of the Poets
33. 32 – New Novels
34. 33 – A Politician’s Poetry
35. 34 – Mr. Symonds’ History of the Renaissance
36. 35 – A ‘Jolly’ Art Critic
37. 36 – A Sentimental Journey Through Literature
38. 37 – Common-Sense in Art
39. 38 – Miner and Minor Poets
40. 39 – A New Calendar
41. 40 – The Poets’ Corner–II
42. 41 – Great Writers by Little Men
43. 42 – A New Book on Dickens
44. 43 Our Book-Shelf
45. 44 – A Cheap Edition of a Great Man
46. 45 – Mr. Morris’s Odyssey
47. 46 – A Batch of Novels
48. 47 – Some Novels
49. 48 – The Poets’ Corner–III
50. 49 – Mr. Pater’s Imaginary Portraits
51. 50 – A Good Historical Novel
52. 51 – New Novels
53. 52 – Two Biographies of Keats
54. 53 – A Scotchman on Scottish Poetry
55. 54 – Literary and Other Notes–I
56. 55 – Mr. Mahaffy’s New Book
57. 56 – Mr. Morris’s Completion of the Odyssey
58. 57 – Sir Charles Bowen’s Virgil
59. 58 – Literary and Other Notes–II
60. 59 – Aristotle at Afternoon Tea
61. 60 – Early Christian Art in Ireland
62. 61 – Literary and Other Notes–III
63. 62 – The Poets’ Corner–IV
64. 63 – Literary and Other Notes–IV
65. 64 – The Poets’ Corner–V
66. 65 – Venus or Victory
67. 66 – Literary and Other Notes–V
68. 67 – The Poets’ Corner–VI
69. 68 – M. Caro on Georges Sand
70. 69 – The Poets’ Corner–VII
71. 70 – A Fascinating Book
72. 71 – The Poets’ Corner–VIII
73. 72 – A Note on Some Modern Poets
74. 73 – Sir Edwin Arnold’s Last Volume
75. 74 – Australian Poets
76. 75 – Some Literary Notes–I
77. 76 – Poetry and Prison
78. 77 – Gospel According to Walt Whitman
79. 78 – The New President
80. 79 – Some Literary Notes–II
81. 80 – One of the Bibles of the World
82. 81 – Poetical Socialists
83. 82 – Mr. Brander Matthews’ Essays
84. 83 – Some Literary Notes–III
85. 84 – Mr. William Morris’s Last Book
86. 85 – Adam Lindsay Gordon
87. 86 – The Poets’ Corner–IX
88. 87 – Some Literary Notes–IV
89. 88 – Mr Froude’s Blue-Book
90. 89 – Some Literary Notes–V
91. 90 – Ouida’s New Novel
92. 91 – Some Literary Notes–VI
93. 92 – A Thought-Reader’s Novel
94. 93 – The Poets’ Corner–X
95. 94 – Three New Poets
96. 95 – Three New Poets
97. 96 – A Chinese Sage
98. 97 – Mr. Pater’s Last Volume
99. 98 – Primavera
100. 99 – Index of Authors and Books Reviewed

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Wilde’s literary reputation has survived so much that I think it proof against any exhumation of articles which he or his admirers would have preferred to forget. As a matter of fact, I believe this volume will prove of unusual interest; some of the reviews are curiously prophetic; some are, of course, biassed by prejudice hostile or friendly; others are conceived in the author’s wittiest and happiest vein; only a few are colourless. And if, according to Lord Beaconsfield, the verdict of a continental nation may be regarded as that of posterity, Wilde is a much greater force in our literature than even friendly contemporaries ever supposed he would become.It should be remembered, however, that at the time when most of these reviews were written Wilde had published scarcely any of the works by which his name has become famous in Europe, though the protagonist of the æsthetic movement was a well-known figure in Paris and London.

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dg

Started out being interesting, amusing, "listenable", but the longer I listened the less it became. Not one to listen to without complete concentration and it didn't work for me; might work for someone else.