|Oscar Wilde. Russell Jackson, intro.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||384 / 2019|
The literary classics in this series receive the elegant presentation they deserve, including handsome cloth-textured covers with foil stampings, generous cream pages with sewn bindings, and durable illustrated slipcases. Each edition includes an introduction from a noted expert on the subject as well as black and white illustrations from classical sources or original illustrators.Revered as a playwright, Oscar Wilde was also a successful novelist, short story writer, and poet. This treasury offers a premier selection of his literary genius, including two collections of children's stories; his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray; and the epic poem "The Ballad of Reading Gaol." It is illustrated throughout with striking period images from Henry Keene, Walter Crane, and George Percy Jacomb-Hood.