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3.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 5 3.90 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: Víctor Prieto Publisher: NEAR, S.A. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2010 ISBN:
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Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)Oscar Wilde nació en 1854, en Dublín. Hijo del cirujano William Wills-Wilde y de la escritora Joana Elgee. Oscar Wilde combinó sus estudios universitarios con viajes por Italia, Grecia, Estados Unidos y Francia, al tiempo que publicaba en varios periódicos y revistas sus primeros poemas. Fue excepcionalmente bien recibido en las universidades y centros culturales británicos y franceses. El éxito de Wilde se basaba en el ingenio punzante que derrochaba en sus obras, dedicadas casi siempre a fustigar las hipocresías de sus contemporáneos. Tuvo una enorme popularidad como dramaturgo, con obras como Salomé, o La importancia de llamarse Ernesto. Su éxito, sin embargo, se vio truncado en 1895 cuando el marqués de Queenberry inició una campaña de difamación en periódicos y revistas acusándole de homosexual. El 27 de mayo de 1895 Oscar Wilde fue condenado a dos años de prisión y trabajos forzados. A pesar de las numerosas peticiones de clemencia de toda Europa, el escritor fue obligado a cumplir por entero la pena. La sentencia supuso la pérdida de todo lo conseguido durante sus años de gloria. Cumplida la condena, emigró a París, donde vivió sus últimos años de vida, con nombre falso, entre penurias económicas y problemas de salud, hasta su muerte, el 30 de noviembre de 1900. El retrato de Dorian GrayEl retrato de Dorian Gray, es la única novela de Wilde, y su autoría le reportó feroces críticas desde sectores puritanos y conservadores debido a su tergiversación del tema de Fausto. En esta novela, Oscar Wilde indaga sobre el mito de la eterna juventud, al recrear el tema de un pacto diabólico para conservar la belleza y permanecer eternamente joven. Un pintor queda fascinado por la extraordinaria hermosura de Dorian, su joven modelo, que vive en plena era victoriana satisfaciendo todos sus deseos, sin límites ni prejuicios. El pintor declara que sería dichoso si Dorian pudiese permanecer para siempre exactament... Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 5/23/2011

    " The dated style of prose makes it a slow read, but the story is a classic. Knowing that Oscar Wilde was struggling with his sexuality adds an element that gives depth to the conflict. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 5/22/2011

    " I found much of this difficult to read in this day and age, especially the epigramatic dialog but the rest was very good. Not my first time and would recommend as an important classic to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Drucilla | 5/20/2011

    " This novel isn't as well known as Dracula or Frankenstein but it is just as good. In some ways, it is darker than those two as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremiah | 5/20/2011

    " Macabre version of Thomas Hardy. Memorable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 5/19/2011

    " Had a hard time finishing it. Maybe it's because I really don't like him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 5/19/2011

    " I feel the urge to add that I have read this in three languages. I guess this sums up how much I like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wilde | 5/19/2011

    " I've read this book a couple of times over the years and have always enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jose A. | 5/18/2011

    " Exquisite... the word that came to my mind after the last page of this wonderful piece of art. I can't really say much, but its interesting how everything goes around the arts, the beauty and the greed.

    Go and read this, period. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Syreeta | 5/18/2011

    " I love Oscar Wilde's style of writing. Believe it or not, this is the first time I've read anything by him, and now I am itching to read everything he wrote. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 5/17/2011

    " Clever wordplay, flowery symbolism, tortured souls. Gotta love Oscar Wilde. "

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About the Author
Author Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was born in Dublin in 1854. He won scholarships to both Trinity College, Dublin, and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was heavily influenced by the radical aesthetics of Walter Pater. Flamboyant wit and man-about-town, Wilde had a reputation that preceded him, especially in his early career. After publishing two volumes of short stories between 1887 and 1891, his social-comedy plays such as Lady Windermere’s Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest established his critical and commercial success. In 1895 Wilde was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for homosexual conduct and died in Paris in obscurity a few years after his release.