30 Mar 2019, Oscar Wilde: The complete short stories

Oscar Wilde (2006): The complete short stories. Dover Publications, Mineola, New York [erworben in Dublin, 26.8.09]


The Happy Prince and Other Tales (originally published in London, 1888)

  • The Happy Prince [p.8: “… said God, ‘… in my garden of Paradise this little bird shall sing for evermore…’ ”]
  • The Nightingale and the Rose [p.13: “ ‘What a silly thing love is,’ said the student …, ‘It is not half as useful as Logic…’ ”]
  • The Selfish Giant [p.17: “…when the children ran in that afternoon, they found the Giant lying dead under the tree, all covered with white blossoms”]
  • The Devoted Friend [p.26: “… answered the Linnet. ‘The fact is, that I told him a story with a moral.’ ‘Ah! That is always a very dangerous thing to do,’ said the Duck. And I quite agree with her.”]
  • The Remarkable Rocket [p.34: “ ‘Oh! Dear no,’ cried the Rocket. ‘… The fact is that I find this place rather tedious. There is neither society here, nor solitude. In fact, it is essentially suburban. I shall probably go back to Court, for I know that I am destined to make a sensation in the world.”]

The Portrait of Mr. W. H. (originally published in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, July, 1889)

A House of Pomegranates (originally published by Osgood, Mcllvaine and Co., London, 1891)

  • The Young King [p.71: “…the young King came down from the high altar, and passed home through the midst of the people. But no man dared look upon his face, for it was like the face of an angel”]
  • The Birthday of the Infanta [p.86: “… the Infanta frowned, and her … rose-leaf lips curled in pretty disdain. ‘For the future let those who come to play with me have no hearts,’ she cried, and she ran out into the garden.”]
  • The Fisherman and his Soul [p.105: “ ‘Love is better,’ answered the young fisherman, and he plunged into the deep … And after the third year was over, the Soul came down to the shore of the sea, and called to the young fisherman…”]
  • The Star-Child [p.115: “ ‘Truly,’ answered his companion, ‘much is given to some, and little is given to others. Injustice has parcelled out the world, nor is there equal division of aught save of sorrow’ “]

Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime and Other Stories (originally published in London, 1891)

  • Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime [p.151: “Suicide of a cheiromantist…”]
  • The Sphinx Without a Secret [p.157: “” ‘She had a passion for secrecy…’ “]
  • The Canterville Ghost [p.158: “When Mr. Hiriam B. Otis … bought Canterville Chase, everyone told him he was doing a very foolish thing, as there was no doubt at all that the place was haunted.”]
  • The Model Millionaire [p.184: “ ‘My dear boy,’ said Trevor, smiling, ‘that old beggar … is one of the richest men in Europe. He could buy all London to-morrow without overdrawing his account …’ “]

Poems in Prose (originally published in The Fortnightly Review, July 1894)

  • The Artist
  • The Doer of Good
  • The Disciple
  • The Master
  • The House of Judgment
  • The Teacher of Wisdom.