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The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Exclusively from Audible The Picture of Dorian Gray was first published in 1890 in the July edition of the Lippincott Magazine. Now, this special anniversary edition marks 50 years since the 1967 Sexual Offences Act was passed in England. 25p from every copy downloaded over the next 12 months will be donated to Stonewall, Britain’s leading LGBT charity, to help the organisation further its work in securing full equality for lesbian, gay, bi and trans people everywhere. A damning portrayal of Victorian society, Wilde used his narrative to chastise his contemporaries for their superfluous and hypocritical values. Having also interspersed homoerotic scenes within the story, The Picture of Dorian Gray was unsurprisingly condemned for its 'indecency', forcing Wilde to publish a second, censored edition in 1891. Wilde defended his vision to the last, whilst simultaneously challenging assumptions about his private life and sexuality. He credited his inspiration for the text to the classic Faustian suggestion that given the chance, a man would undoubtedly sell his soul in exchange for eternal youth. When the protagonist, Dorian Gray, meets with the audacious Lord Henry Wotton, he is encouraged to indulge in his most vain and hedonistic of ambitions, thereby testing the boundaries of the law and living a life of unpunished anarchy. As handsome as he is charming, Dorian beguiles those around him, in particular, the artist Basil Hallward. Hopelessly enamoured by the young socialite, Basil sets out to capture his likeness in a full-length portrait. It is the finished product which ultimately engenders Dorian the ultimate weapon; control over the passing of time. Modern audiences now recognise The Picture of Dorian Gray as an enticing gothic masterpiece and highly astute cautionary tale. Experience the unique and fractured world created by Oscar Wilde in this new audiobook adaptation, made in collaboration with Stonewall and narrated by award-winning actor, Russell Tovey. Narrator Biography Russell Tovey is a TV, film and stage actor, known for The History Boys, Grabbers, Angels in America, The Night Manager, Pride, Quantico and The Pass. He has narrated many audiobooks throughout his career including, Nick Hornby's High Fidelity, Anna Sewell's Black Beauty and Mark Michalowski's Being Human. In collaboration with Stonewall, who are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK, Tovey brings us this new adaption of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray. Having starred in The Old Vic's production of Queers and The National Theatre's Angels in America, Russell is a keen advocate of LGBT rights and, bringing years of stage training experience, the perfect narrator for this epic tale of masculine beauty.

Public Domain (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Russell Tovey
Author: Oscar Wilde
Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
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Le Portrait de Dorian Gray

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Par la magie d'un vœu, Dorian Gray conserve la grâce et la beauté de la jeunesse. Seul son portrait vieillira. Le jeune dandy s'adonne alors à toutes les expériences, s'enivre de sensations et recherche les plaisirs secrets et raffinés. "Les folies sont les seules choses qu'on ne regrette jamais", "il faut guérir l'âme par les sens, guérir les sens par l'âme". Oscar Wilde voulut libérer l'homme en lui donnant comme modèle l'artiste. Pour se réaliser, il doit rechercher le plaisir et la beauté, sous toutes ses formes, bien ou mal. L'art n'a rien à voir avec la morale. Dans une langue raffinée, l'auteur remet en question la société, le mariage, la morale et l'art. Ses propos sont incisifs et humoristiques. Ce livre scandalisa l'Angleterre victorienne, Oscar Wilde fut mis en prison pour avoir vécu ce qu'il écrivait. Au siècle suivant, Proust, Gide, Montherlant, Malraux ont contribué à la célébrité du génial écrivain. >> Ce livre audio en version intégrale vous est proposé en exclusivité par Audible et est uniquement disponible en téléchargement.

©Domaine public (P)2014 Audible Studios

Narrator: Hervé Lavigne
Author: Oscar Wilde
Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
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The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Brought to you by Penguin.    This Penguin Classic is performed by Ben Barnes, star of the film adaptation of Dorian Gray, also known for his roles in Westworld and The Chronicles of Narnia. This definitive recording includes an introduction by Robert Mighall.  Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Influenced by his friend Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life; indulging his desires in secret while remaining a gentleman in the eyes of polite society. Only his portrait bears the traces of his decadence. The novel was a succès de scandale and the book was later used as evidence against Wilde at the Old Bailey in 1895. It has lost none of its power to fascinate and disturb.

Public Domain (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Ben Barnes
Author: Oscar Wilde
Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
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Classic Radio Theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest (Dramatised)

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Algernon Moncrieff, a bachelor-about-town, has invented an invalid friend called Bunbury in order to get out of tiresome family engagements. At the same time, his friend Jack Worthing has invented a wicked brother called Ernest to disguise his own misdemeanours. When Algernon poses as Ernest to win the heart of Cecily Cardew, confusion reigns, and it takes the discovery of an old black handbag to reveal the truth...

Oscar Wilde's dazzling comedy about mistaken identities and secret engagements still delights audiences over a century after its first performance in 1895. This BBC Radio production, first broadcast in 1977, features Jeremy Clyde as Algernon, Richard Pasco as Worthing, Prunella Scales as Cecily and Maurice Denham as the Rev. 'Canon Chasuble' is the first broadcast of the original four-act version of the play.

"The Classic Radio Theatre" range presents notable radio productions of much-loved plays by some of the most renowned playwrights, and starring some of our finest actors.

Public Domain (P)2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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The Importance of Being Earnest (Dramatized)

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This final play from the pen of Oscar Wilde is a stylish send-up of Victorian courtship and manners, complete with assumed names, mistaken lovers, and a lost handbag. Jack and Algernon are best friends, both wooing ladies who think their names are Ernest, "that name which inspires absolute confidence". Wilde's effervescent wit, scathing social satire, and high farce make this one of the most cherished plays in the English language. Includes an interview with director Michael Hackett, professor of Theater in the School of Theater, Film and Television at UCLA. An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring: James Marsters as Jack Charles Busch as Lady Bracknell Emily Bergl as Cecily Neil Dickson as Lane and Merriman Jill Gascoine as Miss Prism Christopher Neame as Chasuble Matthew Wolf as Algernon Sarah Zimmerman as Gwendolen Directed by Michael Hackett. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles.

©2009 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2009 L.A. Theatre Works

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The Oscar Wilde Collection

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Four classic comedies from one of the wittiest playwrights in Western literature: Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and The Importance of Being Earnest, all featuring star-studded casts with the likes of Jacqueline Bisset, Miriam Margolyes, James Marsters, Alfred Molina, Roger Rees, Yeardley Smith, Eric Stoltz, and many more. This audio also includes a chilling dramatization of Wilde's sole novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray.  Lady Windermere's Fan: The irreverent satire that launched Wilde's succession of classical comedies. A lord, his wife, her admirer, and an infamous blackmailer converge in this delicious comic feast of scandal. A divinely funny comedy of good girls, bad husbands, and the moral hypocrisy of British high society in the late 19th century. Stars Roger Rees, Eric Stoltz, Miriam Margolyes, Joanna Going, Gina Field, Judy Geeson, Arthur Hanket, Lisa Harrow, Dominic Keating, James Warwick, and Tom Wheatley. Directed by Michael Hackett.  A Woman of No Importance: Devilishly attractive Lord Illingworth is notorious for his skill as a seducer. But he is still invited to all the "best" houses while his female conquests must hide their shame in seclusion. In this devastating comedy, Wilde uses his celebrated wit to expose English society's narrow view of everything from sexual mores to Americans. Stars Rosalind Ayres, Jane Carr, Peter Dennis, Judy Geeson, Paul Gutrecht, Martin Jarvis, Cherie Lunghi, Robert Machray, Miriam Margolyes, Samantha Mathis, and Jim Norton.  An Ideal Husband A tender love story, a glittering setting in London society, and a shower of witticisms are only a few of the reasons this play has enjoyed hugely successful revivals.

©2010 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2010 L.A. Theatre Works

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The Oscar Wilde BBC Radio Drama Collection

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A sparkling collection of the major works of the ever-adored Oscar Wilde, with incredible casts including Judi Dench, Martin Clunes, Michael Sheen, Miriam Margolyes, Ian McDiarmid, Joely Richardson, Penelope Keith, Martin Jarvis, Diana Rigg, Simon Russell Beale, Sheila Hancock, Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry.

This collection includes:

The Picture of Dorian Gray: a dramatisation of Wilde’s sole novel, about the unsettling youth of Dorian Gray and the ravaged picture in his attic. Starring Jamie Glover, Ian McDiarmid, Steven Pacey.

Lady Windermere’s Fan: a comic play about a woman who suspects her husband is having an affair. Starring Joely Richardson and Penelope Keith.

A Woman of No Importance: a devastating drawing room comedy about the rakish Lord Illingworth, notorious for his skill as a seducer while his female conquests must hide their shame in seclusion. Starring Martin Jarvis, Diana Rigg and Annette Crosby.

The Importance of Being Earnest: a dazzling comedy about mistaken identities and secret engagements. Starring Judi Dench, Martin Clunes, Michael Sheen and Miriam Margolyes.

An Ideal Husband: a play about the plight of a politician desperate to hide a secret about his past. Starring Noel Johnson, Ronald Lewis and Jane Wenham. 

Plus bonus programmes featuring Wilde’s letters and poetry: 

De Profundis: Simon Russell Beale reads correspondence from Oscar Wilde to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas, while in Reading Gaol in 1897.

The Ballad of Reading Gaol: a live benefit performance of Oscar Wilde's celebrated poem, read by Ian McKellen, Neil Tennant, Stephen Fry, Bette Bourne, Tom Wakefield and Malcolm Sinclair.

In Extremis by Neil Bartlett: a play that reimagines Wilde’s hastily arranged sitting with a society palm reader, a week before the trial that was to cost him so much. Starring Corin Redgrave and Sheila Hancock.

©2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

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The beautiful young Dorian Gray has his portrait painted by society artist Basil Hallward. Admired by all, the dazzling, wealthy, handsome young man has everything anyone could wish for, or so it appears. Oscar Wilde's novel is a masterly study of moral corruption, a tour-de-force of suspense and surprise.

Public Domain (P)2009 Naxos

Narrator: Michael Sheen
Author: Oscar Wilde
Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
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Le portrait de Dorian Gray

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"Comme c'est triste, murmurait Dorian, les yeux fixés sur son portrait. Oh ! Oui, profondément triste !... Je vais devenir vieux, horrible, affreux !... Mais ce portrait restera toujours jeune. Il gardera l'âge de cette journée de juin... Ah ! Si cela pouvait changer ! Si c'était moi qui pouvais rester jeune, et cette peinture vieillir !... Pour cela, je donnerais tout... Il n'y a rien au monde que je ne donnerais... Mon âme, même !..." Un roman captivant, fantastique, poétique et provocateur lu par six comédiens inspirés.

© 2008 Sonobook

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Lady Windermere's Fan

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Oscar Wilde's first play confronts the hypocrisy of public "morality" compared with genuine, private kindness. When it opened in 1892, Lady Windermere's Fan was an instant success and now, more than a century later, it continues to be revived frequently. The reasons for its popularity are not difficult to identify: the play's witty dialogue contains many of Wilde's most quoted aphorisms, its stylish setting provides opportunities for elegant presentation, and its cast of memorable characters play out a story which is genuinely moving. This new audio production brings together a full cast worthy of Wilde's creative genius. The full list of narrators includes: Samuel West, Michael Sheen, Derek Waring, Peter Yapp, Nicholas Boulton, Benjamin Soames, Rod Beacham, Emma Fielding, Sarah Badel, Elaine Claxton, Delia Paton, and Juliet Stevenson.

©1997 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd. (P)1997 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.

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Great Classic Stories

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A treasure-chest of the written and spoken word, this collection is read by brilliant actors who make this audio anthology a genuine treat for the listener. Includes: "Reginald on House Parties" by Saki "The Sphinx Without a Secret" by Oscar Wilde Tobermory" by Saki "On Being Idle" by Jerome K. Jerome "For Better or Worse" by W.W. Jacobs "The Model Millionaire" by Oscar Wilde "The Garden of Truth" by E. Nesbit "The Cat That Walked by Himself" and "The Girl from Arles" by Alphonse Daudet "Mr. & Mrs. Dove" by Katherine Mansfield "Georgie Porgie" by Rudyard Kipling "Caterpillars" by E.F. Benson "Lost Hearts" by M.R. James "Ship to Tarshish" by John Buchan "The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe "The Man of the Night" by Edgar Wallace "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment" by Nathaniel Hawthorne "B 24" by Arthur Conan Doyle "Pat Hobby & Orson Welles" by F. Scott Fitzgerald "Mad" by Guy de Maupassant "The Black Cat" by Edgar Allan Poe "The Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs This collection was previously published as Short Stories: The Ultimate Classic Collection.

(P)2005 CSA Telltapes, licensed from CSA Word

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El retrato de Dorian Gray [The Portrait of Dorian Gray]

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Los mejores libros jamás escritos. «La vida te lo reserva todo, Dorian. Con tu extraordinario atractivo, no hay nada que no puedas conseguir.» Basil Hallward había terminado el retrato. El joven Dorian, al verlo, no pudo más que desear, desde su frívola inocencia, que fuera su imagen la que envejeciera y se corrompiera con el paso de los años mientras él permanecía intacto. Y así fue: a partir de entonces, Dorian Gray conservó no solo la lozanía y la hermosura propias de la juventud, sino el aspecto puro de los inocentes. Pero ¿a qué precio? El retrato de Dorian Gray es un logro insoslayable de la literatura universal, vertido aquí magníficamente por el escritor y traductor Alejandro Palomas. Asimismo, el presente volumen adiciona un espléndido estudio introductorio. Luis Antonio de Villena dijo... «Un libro lleno de fascinación y encanto, fácil y difícil a la vez, y cuyo único protagonista y tema esencial es la belleza. Una de las pasiones que hacen vivir y dan sentido y fuerza al mundo.» Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

Public Domain (P)2018 Penguin Random House Audio

Narrator: Luis Posada
Author: Oscar Wilde
Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
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A Woman of No Importance

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Devilishly attractive Lord Illingworth is notorious for his skill as a seducer. But he is still invited to all the "best" houses, while his female conquests must hide their shame in seclusion. In this devastating drawing-room comedy, Oscar Wilde uses his celebrated wit to expose English society's narrow view of everything from sexual mores to Americans.

© and (P) L.A. Theatre Works

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The Importance of Being Earnest

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Considered to be one of Oscar Wilde's most brilliant works, The Importance of Being Earnest is celebrated not only for its innovative story line but also its comedic relief and lighthearted banter. The comedy was first performed in London 1895 and has been enjoyed ever since. The inspired and humorous dialogue of Algernon Moncrieff, Jack Worthing, and the other salacious characters keeps readers on the edge of their seats for the next twist and turn. A humorous tale of love and mistaken identity, The Importance of Being Earnest is a well-beloved comedic play.

Public Domain (P)2018 Bassett Publishing

Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
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The World's Best Classic Short Stories

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A glittering collection of some of the world's finest short stories, including: 'The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe 'The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant 'The Mezzotint' by M. R. James 'The Phantom Rickshaw' by Rudyard Kipling 'The Withered Arm' by Thomas Hardy 'The Model Millionaire' by Oscar Wilde 'The Monkey’s Paw' by W. W. Jacobs 'An Uncomfortable Bed' by Guy de Maupassant 'The Mortal Immortal' by Mary Shelley 'The Black Cat' by Edgar Allan Poe 'Sredni Vashtar' by Saki 'The Nose' by Nicolai Gogol 'Regret' by Kate Chopin 'One Thousand Dollars' by O. Henry 'The Fly' by Katherine Mansfield 'A Descent into the Maelström' by Edgar Allan Poe 'The Sphinx Without a Secret' by Oscar Wilde 'The Inconsiderate' Waiter by J. M. Barrie 'The Black Poodle' by F. Anstey 'The Quest' by Saki 'The Three Strangers' by Thomas Hardy 'Oil of Dog' by Ambrose Bierce 'The Oval Portrait' by Edgar Allan Poe 'Markheim' by Robert Louis Stevenson 'Fear' by Guy de Maupassant 'The Belated Russian Passport' by Mark Twain 'The Changeling' by W. W. Jacobs 'The Pit and the Pendulum' by Edgar Allan Poe 'The Eyes of the Panther' by Ambrose Bierce 'The Dead' by James Joyce 'The Secret Sharer' by Joseph Conrad 'The Story of an Hour' by Kate Chopin 'The Telltale Heart' by Edgar Allan Poe 'My Favorite Murder' by Ambrose Bierce 'The Premature Burial' by Edgar Allan Poe 'Tobermory' by Saki 'Memoirs of a Yellow Dog' by O. Henry.

Public Domain (P)2013 Red Door Audiobooks

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The Picture of Dorian Gray (Dramatised)

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A BBC Radio full-cast dramatisation of Wilde's gothic masterpiece. When Dorian Gray gazes upon his portrait, he is struck by his own youth and beauty and makes a wish that they will last forever. Gradually, his simple good nature is corrupted with the help of his hedonistic friend Lord Henry Wotton. Dorian sinks into a life of debauchery and depravity yet keeps his innocent good looks. Only his portrait reveals the true corruption of his soul. Starring Jamie Glover as Dorian Gray and Ian McDiarmid as Lord Henry Wotton.

©2012 AudioGO Ltd (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd

Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
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The Importance of Being Earnest (dramatized)

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This is one of the great recordings of a great play. John Gielgud stars as Earnest and Edith Evans gives her indomitable performance as Lady Bracknell in this classic radio recording from 1951. Performance styles may have changed, but this is an unmatched production bearing all the hallmarks of outstanding audio drama featuring some of the finest actors of the 20th century.Also included are two collections of poetry readings by John Gielgud and Edith Evans.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2005 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd. (P)2005 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.

Author: Oscar Wilde
Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
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Lady Windermere's Fan

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Passion and intrigue among the upper classes form the basis of Lady Windermere's Fan, Oscar Wilde's first successful play, which displays his trademark wit and wisdom. Beautiful and innocent Lady Windermere finds out that her husband has been keeping company with the scandalous and mysterious Mrs. Erlynne. Her discovery unleashes a host of tensions at her 21st birthday party, where London's elite have gathered to gossip. Cast Narrator - Noel Badrian Duchess of Berwick - Linda Barrans Mrs. Cowper-Cowper and Rosalie - Tiffany Halla Colonna Mr. Hopper - Denis Daly Lady Windermere - Amanda Friday Lady Agatha - Susan Iannucci Mrs. Erlynne - Elizabeth Klett Lord Darlington - Ben Lindsey-Clark Lady Stutfield - Erin Loutitt Cecil Graham - Chris Marcellus Mr. Dumby - Jeff Moon Lady Plymdale - PJ Morgan Lord Windermere - David Prickett Parker - Peter Tucker Lord Augustus Lorton - Alan Weyman Lady Jedburgh - Leanne Yau The Online Stage is a collective of narrators and actors who have come together to create high quality productions of classic dramatic works in audio format.

Public Domain (P)2016 Online Stage

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An Ideal Husband

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An Ideal Husband is an 1895 comedic stage play by Oscar Wilde which revolves around blackmail and political corruption, and touches on the themes of public and private honor. The action is set in London, in "the present", and takes place over the course of 24 hours. Together with The Importance of Being Earnest, it is often considered Wilde's dramatic masterpiece. After The Importance of Being Earnest, it is his most popularly produced play. Performed by Michael Ward.

Public Domain (P)2018 Michael Ward

Narrator: Michael Ward
Author: Oscar Wilde
Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
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Treasury of Classic Children's Stories

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Bedtime, playtime, and long voyages in the car will never be the same again as families gather to listen to classic tales brought to life by award-winning performers. Audrey Hepburn performs selections from her Grammy Award winning "Enchanted Tales" (adapted by Mary Sheldon); John Ritter tells the story of "Jack and the Beanstalk"; Sharon Stone delivers an off-the-wall rendition of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (the tale by the Brothers Grimm, retold by Richard Hack); and Orson Welles performs the all-time favorite "The Happy Prince" (by Oscar Wilde).

Public Domain (P)2017 Phoenix Books

Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
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Zamechatel'naya raketa

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"Zamechatel'naya raketa" - radiopostanovka po odnoimennomu proizvedeniyu. Ispolnyaet Yuriy Yakovlev.

©2018 Shishkin Vladislav (P)2018 Shishkin Vladislav

Narrator: Yury Yakovlev
Author: Oscar Wilde
Length: 33 mins
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Victorian Anthologies: Ghosts - Volume 1

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Few ghost stories are as chilling as the ones written by Victorian writers.  Featuring work by M. R. James, Edith Nesbit, Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Atherton and many more, this enhanced audio collection of eight enduring stories - some well-known, others less familiar - transport you to a candlelit fireside to hear tales of lonely coastlines, deadly rivers, dark, creaking corridors, horrific, everlasting love and unknown entities lurking in black velvet shadows.  Listen if you dare!

©2020 B7 Media (P)2020 B7 Media

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The Star Child [Russian Edition]

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Mal'chik neobyknovennoj krasoty, kotorogo nashel v lesu v zolotoj mantii i prines domoj bednyj drovosek, vyros zlym, nadmennym i zhestokim. Odnazhdy on vygnal iz doma nishhenku, kotoraja priznalas', chto ona ego mat'. I on prevratilsja v merzkogo uroda s kotorym otkazyvalis' igrat' ego rovesniki. Chtoby iskupit' svoju vinu on nachal iskat' svoju mat' v nadezhde vymolit' u nee proshhenie… Please note: This audiobook is in Russian.

©1950 IDDK (P)2012 IDDK

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The Selfish Giant

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Robin Kermode reads Oscar Wilde's classic children's story, The Selfish Giant.

Public Domain (P)2015 Robin Kermode

Narrator: Robin Kermode
Author: Oscar Wilde
Length: 8 mins
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The Picture of Dorian Gray [Russian Edition]

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"Portret Doriana Greja"- edinstvennyj opublikovannyj roman Oskara Uajl'da. Vpervye napechatan v ijule 1890 goda. Posle publikacii romana v obshhestve razrazilsja skandal. Vsja anglijskaja kritika osudila ego kak amoral'noe proizvedenie, a nekotorye kritiki trebovali podvergnut' ego zapretu, a avtora romana - sudebnomu nakazaniju. Uajl'da obvinjali v oskorblenii obshhestvennoj morali. Odnako obychnymi chitateljami roman byl prinjat vostorzhenno. Po zhanru - jeto intellektual'nyj roman, napisannyj v dekadentskom stile. Hudozhnik Bjezil Holluord pishet portret molodogo i prekrasnogo Doriana Greja. Ljubujas' svoim izobrazheniem, junosha vyrazhaet zhelanie, chtoby portret starel, a on vsegda ostavalsja molodym. Sluchajno on znakomitsja s drugom Bjezila, lordom Genri, sarkastichnym gedonistom, prezirajushhim tradicionnye viktorianskie cennosti, i popadaet pod vlijanie ego porochnyh idej.... Please note: This audiobook is in Russian.

©2015 IDDK (P)2015 IDDK

Narrator: Maxim Suslov
Author: Oscar Wilde
Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
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The Picture of Dorian Gray (Dramatized)

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A full-cast dramatization of one of the great classics of contemporary Western literature. Dorian Gray, an effete young gentleman, is the subject of a striking portrait by the artist Basil Hallward. Gray’s narcissism is awakened, and he embraces a lifestyle of hedonism and casual cruelties. Increasingly consumed by his own vanity, he is forced to confront his true inner-self, in a manner that is as shocking as it is terrifying. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Steve Juergens, Jim Ortlieb, Colleen Crimmins, Roger Mueller, Thomas Carroll, Paulin Brailsford, Rush Pearson, and Martin Duffy. Directed by Terry McCabe and Jeffrey Ortmann.

©1992 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2009 L.A. Theatre Works

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The Picture of Dorian Gray (Adaptation)

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"When we are happy, we are always good," says Lord Henry, "but when we are good, we are not always happy." Lord Henry’s lazy, clever words lead the young Dorian Gray into a world where it is better to be beautiful than to be good; a world where anything can be forgiven - even murder - if it can make people laugh at a dinner party. An Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English, adapted from the Oscar Wilde original by Jill Nevile.

©1989 Oxford University Press (P)2008 Oxford University Press

Narrator: Ken Shanley
Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
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The Picture of Dorian Gray

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The Picture of Dorian Gray, first published in 1890, is still one of the most riveting novels ever written. The genius plot has everything to capture and hold the imagination, from lust, debauchery and doomed romance though blackmail, murder, and the disastrous effect of a morally depraved French novel. That’s not even counting the visits to the opium den, the addiction, the stalking or the string of deaths - accidental or self-inflicted.  The characters are likewise intriguing in their extreme expression of hedonism, vanity, callous indifference, and a host of other sins. But it is the relentless accumulation of evidence on Dorian’s picture which lends the narrative that brooding sense of Gothic horror which renders it so irresistible.  Finally, Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece conducts an intertextual conversation with Hamlet, The Tempest, Goethe’s Faust, and Against the Grain, a remarkable 1884 novel by Joris-Karl Huysmans.

Public Domain (P)2019 Woodkeep Audio

Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
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The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Oscar Wilde's only novel, given a superbly splendid modern reading by the talented Rupert Graves. Many classic Wilde quotes emanate from this horror novel.

(P)1993, 2002 CSA Telltapes Ltd.

Narrator: Rupert Graves
Author: Oscar Wilde
Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
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The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Do you want to listen to The Picture of Dorian Gray? If so, then keep reading.... In this celebrated work, his only novel, Wilde forged a devastating portrait of the effects of evil and debauchery on a young aesthete in late 19th-century England. Combining elements of the Gothic horror novel and decadent French fiction, the book centers on a striking premise: As Dorian Gray sinks into a life of crime and gross sensuality, his body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recently painted portrait grows day by day into a hideous record of evil, which he must keep hidden from the world. For over a century, this mesmerizing tale of horror and suspense has enjoyed wide popularity. It ranks as one of Wilde's most important creations and among the classic achievements of its kind. What are you waiting for? The Picture of Dorian Gray is one click away. Start listening now!

Public Domain (P)2020 Oscar Wilde

Narrator: Alice Egan
Author: Oscar Wilde
Length: 8 hrs
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The Picture of Dorian Gray

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The Picture of Dorian Gray is a novel which shocks us still. The sensibilities of its original Victorian readership may have blanched at the exoticism and barely disguised eroticism which drip from Wilde’s prose, but for us today who barely look twice at such things, we find something much more horrific at the heart of the book.

Public Domain (P)2020 Simon Hester

Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
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The Picture of Dorian Gray

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The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde, written in 1891, is a timeless philosophical classic that is still seen today as an interesting debate on the true meaning of beauty. Basil Hallward, a kind-hearted painter, is inspired by Dorian Grey's unbelievable good looks. While painting a still life of Dorian, Hallward and an acquaintance, Lord Henry Wotton, discuss Dorian's beauty and the idea of perfection. Convinced by their discussion that beauty is the only thing that matters in life, Dorian wishes that he would never age. Instead, he hopes that his painting will age in his stead. To his pleasure, Dorian's wish comes true, and Dorian's body stops aging. Feeling liberated, Dorian decides to pursue the darker side of life by indulging in his desires of women, drugs, and other scandalous activities. The more sins he commits, the more the painting of himself corrodes. When the artist, Basil, comes to visit, Dorian blames him for the painting's corrosion and murders Basil. He then convinces a friend to get rid of the body. Dorian still clings to the belief that beauty on the outside is more important than beauty on the inside, but eventually his past actions come back to haunt him. Dorian learns first-hand that he can't escape his very own self. This dramatic tale is written skillfully, and the shocking ending will have you on the edge of your seat.

©2015 Take 2 Studios (P)2015 Take 2 Studios

Narrator: Kate Petrie
Author: Oscar Wilde
Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
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The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Enjoy Oscar Wilde’s exploration of the price of vanity and hedonism in this InAudio production of The Picture of Dorian Gray. The Picture of Dorian Gray centers on the character of Dorian Gray, a handsome young man who is the muse for a talented painter. Dorian wishes for a painting of himself to take on the effects of aging instead of him so he can give into any vice he wants - and his wish comes true. The novel follows Dorian Gray’s life of giving into every temptation and moral malfeasance that come his way, ranging from smaller vices like vanity and dishonesty all the way to debauchery and murder. He lives life with no repercussions as his portrait ages and decays. As the story follows his life, the book questions whether he’ll be ever stop giving into his hedonism and begin to truly live again. The novel is a cautionary tale with captivating fantasy elements, and is one of the most well-known and influential gothic novels in classic literature.

Public Domain (P)2020 InAudio

Narrator: Edward Beesley
Author: Oscar Wilde
Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
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The Importance Of Being Earnest

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The Importance of Being Earnest is undoubtably Oscar Wilde's best known play probably due to its sharp wit that cannot help but enchant and entertain any reader, theatregoer or listener with this performance. Here his economic and finely honed words are delivered by a superb cast that is headed by England's finest, namely Sir John Gielgud and Dame Edith Evans that help make this the ultimate listening experience for fans of classic theatre.

©2009 Horse's Mouth (P)2009 Copyright Group

Author: Oscar Wilde
Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
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The Importance of Being Earnest

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The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on February 14, 1895, at the St James' Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious persona to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage and the resulting satire of Victorian ways.  Some contemporary reviews praised the play's humor and the culmination of Wilde's artistic career, while others were cautious about its lack of social messages. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play.

Public Domain (P)2018 Combray Media

Narrator: James Reynolds
Author: Oscar Wilde
Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
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The Classic Tales Podcast, Season Five

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Mystery. Adventure. Horror. Romance. You can get a healthy mix of it all in The Classic Tales Podcast, Season Five. An anthology of all of the stories released through the podcast during 2011. Over 36 hours total! Optimized for mobile listening, this is one binge-worthy collection! Titles in the anthology include the following:  The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (novel) Poems by Edgar Allan Poe, including "The Raven", "The Sleeper", "Bridal Ballad", "The City in the Sea", "Dreams", "El Dorado", and "Annabel Lee" "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime" by Oscar Wilde "The Black Cat" by Edgar Allan Poe "Jeeves Takes Charge" by P.G. Wodehouse A Chapter in the History of the Tyrone Family by Sheridan Le Fanu (novella) A Room with a View by E.M. Forster (novel) The Mark of Zorro by Johnston McCulley (novel) Anthem by Ayn Rand (novella) "The Lord of the Dynamos" by H.G. Wells "Playing with Fire" by Arthur Conan Doyle "The Judge's House" by Bram Stoker "In Letters of Fire" by Gaston LeRoux "The Red Headed League" by Arthur Conan Doyle "Jeeves in the Springtime" by P.G. Wodehouse "Deep Waters" by P.G. Wodehous "The Aunt and the Sluggard" by P.G. Wodehouse "A Kidnapped Santa Claus" by L. Frank Baum The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen (novella) "The Man Who Lived Backwards" by Charles F. Hall

Public Domain (P)2020 B.J. Harrison

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The Canterville Ghost

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Oscar Wilde’s delightful story comes to life with vivid performances by Mark Redfield and Mackenzie Menter (as Virginia), with an original music score by Jennifer Rouse. One of the first stories Wilde published in 1887, “The Canterville Ghost” tells the story of an American family that moves into a haunted country house in England. At first disbelieving in ghosts, the family soon accepts, and then combats, the ghostly antics of Sir Simon de Canterville.  Sir Simon has haunted Canterville Chase in various ghastly disguises for years, and becomes increasingly frustrated at the American family’s attempts to spoil the fun. Only little Virginia reaches out to Sir Simon, and with her help, the garrulous ghost is able to find peace. Wilde’s story combines macabre whimsy and gentle humor, making it perennially popular. “He made me see what Life is, and what Death signifies, and why Love is stronger than both.” ("The Canterville Ghost")

Public Domain (P)2021 Oasis Audio

Author: Oscar Wilde
Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
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Shortalk Classic Shorts

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All human foibles can be found in these classic short stories. Great stories, simply told with fresh voices. Shortalk - moving words off the page The Lottery Ticket by Anton Chekov The numbers on this lottery ticket are set to change the life of this family for ever! Written over 100 years ago this story is remarkably prescient in its ability to show how little human nature changes over time. The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant "There is nothing so humiliating as looking poor in the middle of a lot of rich women," thinks Mathilde Loisel. But how much is the necklace really worth? It has been said that this exquisite story is a 'Madame Bovary in miniature' (Maupassant was after all a close friend of Flaubert), and the protagonist in this story is also a beautiful young woman who finds herself in circumstances not to her liking. The Devoted Friend by Oscar Wilde Taken from 'The Happy Prince and other Tales', and originally published in 1888, The Devoted Friend is a moral tale for all ages. Hans is poor but happy and likes nothing more than to spend time in his beloved garden. He is the devoted friend of the rich miller who lives up the hill, and will do anything to help him. The miller gives Hans a broken wheelbarrow to replace his old one - but what sort of gift is this that costs so much? Althogh this fable is narrated by a green linnet to a water rat, we could all benefit by listening to what this bird has to say!

Public Domain (P)2007 Shortalk

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Portret Doriana Greya

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"Portret Doriana Greya" - radiopostanovka po odnoimennomu proizvedeniyu. Eto edinstvennyy opublikovannyy roman Oskara Uayl'da. V zhanrovom otnoshenii predstavlyaet smes' romana vospitaniya s moral'noy pritchey. Sushchestvuet v dvuh versiyah - v 13 glavah (1890 goda) i v 20 glavah (1891 goda). Stal samym uspeshnym proizvedeniem Uayl'da, bolee 30 raz ekranizirovalsya. Ispolniteli: V. Bochkarev, I. Smoktunovskiy, A. Grachev, O. Dzis'ko, A. Vokach, N. Tenyakova, S. SHakurov, M. Babanova.

©2018 Shishkin Vladislav (P)2018 Shishkin Vladislav

Author: Oscar Wilde
Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
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Le Crime de Lord Arthur Savile et autres nouvelles

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Dans la première nouvelle, Le Crime de Lord Arthur Savile, on entre d'emblée dans une soirée mondaine. Septimus R. Podgers, chiromancien, prédit à Lord Arthur Savile qu'il sera l'auteur d'un crime. Le jeune homme, désespéré, croit ses plans de mariage contrariés et va tenter de forcer le destin... Le sphinx sans secret raconte l'histoire d'un jeune homme amoureux d'une femme très mystérieuse dont il va tenter de percer le secret... Le modèle millionnaire est une courte nouvelle également publiée en 1887. Le personnage du récit, Hughie Erskine, est un jeune homme amoureux d'une jeune femme qu'il ne peut épouser faute de fortune. En rendant visite à son ami le peintre Alan Trevor, il voit un vieux en haillons qui pose comme modèle. Ayant pitié, il lui donne une livre... Mais ce modèle n'est pas celui qu'il croit... A travers ces trois nouvelles, traitées non sans humour, Oscar Wilde nous offre une satire de la noblesse victorienne, de sa morale et de ses codes.

©Domaine public (P)Les Mots en soie

Author: Oscar Wilde
Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
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Labyrinth der Angst

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Mycroft Holmes wurde entführt! Wie aus heiterem Himmel steht das kleine Ermittlerteam urplötzlich vor einer ernsten Zerreißprobe. Der Entführer stellt Oscar Wilde und seinen Freunden ein Ultimatum. Binnen 48 Stunden sollen Sie ihm eine Mappe von Dokumenten beschaffen. Diese befinden sich jedoch an einem Ort, den nur wenige Menschen je gesehen haben. Dem Labyrinth der Angst. Eine ehemalige Forschungsstation der Charles Darwin Gesellschaft, tief unter den Straßen der Stadt. Es beginnt ein mörderischer Zeitlauf, in dem Wilde und seine Verbündeten ums nackte Überleben kämpfen müssen. Wird es gelingen, Mycroft Holmes, vor Ablauf der Frist aus den Händen seiner Entführer zu befreien?

©2017 Maritim Verlag (P)2017 Maritim Verlag

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John Keats - A Tribute in Verse

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Keats. The name is synonymous with great Romantic poetry and great Romantic poets. A short life but a legacy of works that few, if any, can rival. And of course his end was to be tragically Romantic. Keats was returning one night to his home in Hampstead when he coughed. He coughed a single drop of blue blood upon his hand and said, ‘I know the colour of that blood, it is arterial blood, it is my death warrant, I must die’. And so it was that tuberculosis took its slow, devastating hold. He moved to Rome, hoping the warmer climate would help but died, at age 25, in the Eternal City in 1821. His death robbed the world of its young and beautifully talented wordsmith. Such was the esteem among his fellow poets that so many wrote of the joy of his works and the grief of his death. This is their tribute.

Public Domain (P)2019 The Copyright Group

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Il gigante egoista

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I bambini giocano felici nel giardino del Gigante, ma lui non li vuole intorno a sé e li caccia via. Nel giardino cala l'inverno, finché un giorno...

©2007 Rizzoli (P)2020 Rizzoli

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Hexenwald

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Der Schwarzwald, seit jeher ein Ort der Mythen und Legenden. Schon immer gab es hier Plätze, die von den Menschen gemieden wurden. Als plötzlich eine Reihe junger Frauen in den Wäldern verschwindet, beginnen sich die Menschen an die alten Geschichten zu erinnern und hinter vorgehaltener Hand zu tuscheln. Bis nach England dringen die Nachrichten von den unheimlichen Vorgängen in den Tälern und Schluchten des alten Waldes. Die seltsamen Ereignisse rufen Mycroft Holmes auf den Plan. Er zögert keine Sekunde und schickt Oscar Wilde ins Deutsche Reich, um Licht ins Dunkle zu bringen. Eine Reise, die sich schnell zu einem Trip in die Hölle entwickelt.

©2016 Maritim Verlag, a Division of Skyscore Media GmbH (P)2016 Maritim Verlag, a Division of Skyscore Media GmbH

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Goldrausch

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Am Klondike ist die Hölle los: Tief in der kanadischen Wildnis wurde Gold gefunden. Doch Oscar Wilde und Mycroft Holmes sind nicht auf der Suche nach Reichtum. Sie folgen der Spur des berüchtigten Betrügers Lex Lancaster, zu dessen Opfern selbst die königliche Familie zählt. Doch der Gauner ist im kalten Nordamerika zu einem gefährlichen Gangsterboss aufgestiegen und die Sonderermittler der Krone müssen eine ungewöhnliche Allianz eingehen, um ihm das Handwerk zu legen. Und zwischen Feuer, Eis und Dynamit könnte ein abgehalfterter Revolverheld der entscheidende Verbündete werden. Sein Name: Wyatt Earp.

©2018 Maritim Verlag (P)2018 Maritim Verlag

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Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

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Here is a collection of the Oscar Wilde's famous fairy tales, read by a cast of leading British actors. Additional narrators include Geoffrey Palmer O.B.E., Sir Donald Sinden, and Elaine Stritch. Music: 'Reverie De Sebastian' by Steve Davies.

©2010 WHITEROOM MUSIC LTD (P)2010 WHITEROOM MUSIC LTD

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Fairy Tales for Adults, Volume 4

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The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything. Some of the most memorable Oscar Wilde epigrams come from his tales and short stories. Enjoy an eclectic collection of tales by Oscar Wilde and Beatrix Potter, and live through the adventures and magic of many mysterious creatures. This volume includes: 'The Model Millionaire' and 'The Remarkable Rocket' by Oscar Wilde; 'The Roly Poly Pudding' and 'The Tailor of Gloucester' by Beatrix Potter. Read in English, unabridged.

Public Domain (P)2016 Sovereign

Narrator: Josh Verbae
Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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Fairy Tales for Adults, Volume 2

Summary

Profound truths, wisdom and a sense of mindfulness contained in many fairy tales and short stories written by Oscar Wilde and Anton Chekhov have that universal appeal which speaks to audiences of all ages and nationalities. The characters embodied in these stories are both familiar and mysterious; they open doors and make us think and, above all, are sources of inspiration. This volume speaks of friendship, passion and the true meaning of love and contains the following works: 'The Star-Child' by Oscar Wilde, 'The Happy Prince' by Oscar Wilde, and 'About Love' by Anton Chekhov. Read in English, unabridged.

Public Domain (P)2016 Sovereign

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Fairy Tales for Adults, Volume 1

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Fairy tales are rarely written exclusively for children. They offer a variety of strong characters, themes and challenges as well as an insight into the mystery of the soul. These tales often contain profound truths that survived many hundreds of years and a universal appeal that makes them both enjoyable and enlightening. Modern concepts of mindfulness can often be found as original themes among these tales. This volume includes the following stories and tales: 'Anyta' by Anton Chekhov, 'The Devoted Friend' by Oscar Wilde, 'Polinka' by Anton Chekhov, and 'The Sphinx Without a Secret' by Oscar Wilde. Read in English, unabridged.

Public Domain (P)2016 Sovereign

Narrator: Max Bollinger
Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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El Retrato de Dorian Gray [The Picture of Dorian Gray]

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La novela relata la historia de Dorian Gray, mezclando realidad y fantasía. Un joven atractivo y exitoso desarrolla la obsesión por mantenerse siempre joven, después de que el pintor Basil Hallward, su amigo, lo relata soberbiamente en un lienzo. Todas las huellas de sus depravados actos y los estragos del paso de tiempo se traspasan a la pintura, permaneciendo él inmutable, lanzándose así en una espiral de odio y vicio. Oscar Wilde supo relatar a la perfección, con gran ojo critico, tanto la sociedad de su época (plena época victoriana a finales del siglo XIX), como el tema de la vanidad, la locura y la enajenación. Su perfección como retratista y sus descripciones cautivan al oyente de modo sin igual. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2007 Mediatek S.A (P)2007 Mediatek S.A

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El Fantasma de Canterville [The Canterville Ghost]

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Una acomodada familia americana adquiere un castillo en Inglaterra con fantasma incluido. Esta convivencia cambiará la vida del temido Fantasma de Canterville, y la escéptica forma de pensar de los americanos. La historia está impregnada de ingeniosas conversaciones y la divertida ironía del genial autor irlandés. A rich American family acquires a haunted castle in England. This living together will change the ghost's life, and the sceptical way of thinking of the American family. Wilde mixes the macabre with comedy, juxtaposing devices from traditional English ghost stories with symbols of modern American consumerism. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

Public Domain (P)2006 ESCUCHALIBROS SLNE

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El Fantasma de Canterville [The Canterville Ghost]

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Los Otis, una acomodada familia estadounidense, compra el añejo castillo inglés de los Canterville. Todos, hasta el mismo dueño, les avisan que la vivienda está habitada por un horrible fantasma, pero los Otis no creen en esas cosas. Lejos de amedrentarse, compran el castillo con fantasma incluído y acaban atormentando al pobre espectro anacrónico, que termina siendo juguete y víctima de los dos niños terribles de la familia. Sin embargo, esta forzada convivencia cambiará la vida del temido Fantasma de Canterville y la escéptica forma de pensar de los americanos. Este audiolibro está impregnado de ingeniosas y divertidas situaciones, con música original e impactantes efectos sonoros, dando brillo a una de las piezas más deliciosas y elegantes del gran Oscar Wilde. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2011 Mediatek S.A (P)2011 Mediatek S.A

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Die Auktion der Diebe

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Scotland Yard ist ein großer Fisch ins Netz gegangen. Endlich ist es gelungen den berüchtigten Meisterdieb, dem Schatten das Handwerk zu legen. Um einer langjährigen Haftstrafe zu entgehen macht er den Beamten ein Angebot. Schon lange macht unter den Dieben der Stadt, immer wieder ein Gerücht die Runde, die legendäre Auktion der Diebe. Der Schatten behauptet zu wissen, wie es gelingen kann sich zur diesjährigen Veranstaltung Zutritt zu verschaffen. Doch eine ganze andere Nachricht elektrisiert die Behörden. Auf der Auktion soll die wissenschaftliche Arbeit Röntgens zum Kauf angeboten werden. Das ruft Mycroft Holmes auf den Plan, plötzlich bietet sich endlich eine Chance ihrem Gegenspieler Doktor Grell das Handwerk zu legen. Oscar Wilde reist unter falschen Namen nach Marrakesch, wo sich in diesem Jahr die größten Gauner und Halsabschneider ein Stelldichein geben. Ein Auftrag unter widrigen Bedingungen. Einmal mehr riskiert Oscar Wilde für die Krone Kopf und Kragen.

©2017 Maritim Verlag (P)2017 Maritim Verlag

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Der Maharadscha der Nacht

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Die Angst geht um in der Londoner Unterwelt. Seit einigen Wochen häufen sich die Todesfälle unter den Kriminellen der britischen Hauptstadt. Eine bisher unbekannte Macht lässt nichts unversucht, einen Stadtteil nach dem anderen unter ihre Kontrolle zu bekommen. Auch Oscar Wilde wird unfreiwillig Zeuge, wie sich die Fremden unliebsame Konkurrenten vom Hals schaffen. Mycroft Holmes ist beunruhigt. Das Vorgehen der Unbekannten erinnert Holmes an dessen Zeit in Indien. Erinnerungen an einen Feind, der lange Zeit als besiegt galt. Kann es tatsächlich sein, dass ein Totgeglaubter sich erneut anschickt, das britische Empire ins Chaos zu stürzen? Oscar Wilde begegnet einem Widersacher mit vielen Gesichtern - dem Maharadscha der Nacht.

©2018 Maritim Verlag, a Division of Skyscore Media GmbH (P)2018 Maritim Verlag, a Division of Skyscore Media GmbH

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Der Geheimbund der Masken

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Ein abgelegenes Haus in Sussex. Die Landstreicher Philby und Zack wittern bei ihrem Einbruch ihre große Chance. Doch anstatt einer lohnenden Beute wartet auf sie eine schreckliche Gefahr in Form von mehreren maskierten Gestalten. Nur wenig später erhält Oscar Wilde den Auftrag, sich dieses geheimnisvolle Haus einmal näher anzusehen. Es wird der Auftakt zu einem haarsträubenden Abenteuer, das in einer gefährlichen Zugreise nach Schottland gipfelt, denn an Bord befinden sich Wildes Gegner vom mysteriösen Zirkel der Sieben, die einen verhängnisvollen Plan in die Tat umsetzen wollen. Nur Oscar Wilde kann sie jetzt noch stoppen.

©2017 Maritim Verlag, a Division of Skyscore Media GmbH (P)2017 Maritim Verlag, a Division of Skyscore Media GmbH

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Der Austausch

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Eine heikle diplomatische Mission droht zu scheitern - und nur die besten Agenten der britischen Krone können noch Herren der Lage werden. Doch Oscar Wilde und Mycroft Holmes sind bei ihrem Einsatz in Prag nicht allein. Die blutige Spur führt direkt zur Oper, und dort kennt sich niemand besser aus als Irene Adler, Vertraute von Sherlock Holmes - und erklärte Feindin von Oscar Wilde! Ein Verwirrspiel um vertauschte Rollen und tödliche Intrigen beginnt. Und hinter den Kulissen lauert ein skrupelloser Attentäter, der den gesamten Kontinent buchstäblich in Brand setzen will.

©2018 Maritim Verlag, a Division of Skyscore Media GmbH (P)2018 Maritim Verlag, a Division of Skyscore Media GmbH

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De profundis

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Questa è l'ultima opera in prosa di Wilde, scritta quando l'autore era in carcere per omosessualità. Entrato nel carcere nel 1895, l'uomo di genio divenne agli occhi di tutti un obbrobrio. La sua ricchissima raccolta di mobili e oggetti preziosi vennero venduti all'asta. Molti suoi libri furono bruciati e le rappresentazioni dei suoi drammi proibite.  In questo lungo memoriale, che alla sua scarcerazione Oscar Wilde affidò al fedele amico Robert Ross (con il titolo di "Epistola: In Carcere et Vinculis") assistiamo ad una lunga assunzione di responsabilità alla presa di coscienza del messaggio che, suo malgrado, egli stesso poneva nelle sue opere: che non si può prendere dalla vita solo gioia e piacere, a costo di affamare la propria anima, e di costringerla ad assaporare il dolore tutto in una volta. Una grande esperienza, quella del carcere, dice lo scrittore, che può donargli il prezioso tesoro dell'umiltà.

©1944 public domain (P)2018 Silvia Cecchini

Narrator: Silvia Cecchini
Author: Oscar Wilde
Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
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Classical Tales Better Than Ever 2

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Discover with your children the fantastic world of classic tales better than ever! These magic audio-tales are locuted by famous voice actors, with an amazing soundtrack and binaural effects! They are perfect for both listening at home before sleeping and in the car. VOCA Editorial provides in its collection Colorín colorado more than 2 hours of fun in which 15 classic tales are included: Sleeping Beauty, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Goldilocks, Aladdin, The Town Musicians of Bremen, The Happy Prince, The Three Little Pigs, Rapunzel, The Elves And The Shoemaker, The Fairies, Hansel And Gretel, Donkeyskin, Hans In Luck, The Little Mermaid and The Selfish Giant.

©2020 VOCA Editorial (P)2020 VOCA Editorial

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Classic Ghost Stories, Volume 2

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Some of the greatest ghost stories of all time, here to send chills down your spine. This second collection of the world's best ghost stories includes: "The Hall Bedroom" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman "The Story of the Bagman's Uncle" and "The Haunted House" by Charles Dickens "The Familiar" by Joseph Sheridan LeFanu "Stacy Fleming's Hallucinaton" and "An Inhabitant of Carcosa" by Ambrose Bierce "The Old Nurse's Story" by Elizabeth Gaskill "The Philosophy of Relative Existences" by Frank Stockton "The Phantom Hag" by Guy de Maupassant "The Doll's Ghost" by F. Marion Crawford "Hertford O'Donnell's Warning" by Charlotte Riddell "Ghost Story" by E.T. Hoffman "A Ghost Story" by Mark Twain "The Canterville Ghost" by Oscar Wilde "The Phantom Woman", "The Spectre Bride", and "The Old Mansion", all three by anonymous

©1988 Jimcin Recordings

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Born to be Wilde

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A BBC radio celebration of the works of Oscar Wilde, including energetic adaptations of his best-known plays, short stories and original dramas about the man himself. Long before he'd produced any of his great works, Oscar Wilde was already famous for being famous. Armed only with some witty epigrams, a carefully crafted persona and his genius for self-promotion, he had conquered America and transformed himself from nobody to star. This radio collection opens with four plays from Radio 4's Born to be Wilde season, offering a 21st-century perspective on the making of one of the first true celebrities. First up are two sparkling and surprising productions of his two most popular comedies, marking the peak of his theatrical career. The Importance of Being Earnest and An Ideal Husband feature stellar casts including Mathew Baynton, Jeany Spark, John Heffernan and Miranda Raison, with the latter also featuring music by Steppenwolf, Taylor Swift and Amy Winehouse. Next, two plays by Marcy Kahan and Lavinia Murray explore aspects of Wilde's life. The Warhol Years charts his astonishing rise, as he embarks on his US tour determined to be famous for 15 minutes - and then some. Oscar and Constancy portrays a celebrity marriage in crisis, as Wilde's domestic and creative lives vie for supremacy. Both dramas star Max Bennett as the young Wilde, with Dervla Kirwan as his mother, Speranza. Also included in this collection are nine of Wilde's classic short stories. The deliciously satirical 'Lord Arthur Savile's Crime', his humorous supernatural story 'The Canterville Ghost', read by Alistair McGowan, and Joseph Ayre narrates two delightful stories with a twist: 'The Sphinx Without a Secret' and 'The Model Millionaire'. Wilde's dazzling fairytales - 'The Selfish Giant', 'The Happy Prince', 'The Nightingale and the Rose', 'The Remarkable Rocket' and 'The Birthday of the Infanta' - are read by Joseph Fiennes, Joseph Ayre, John Moffatt and Paul McGann. Track listing: The Importance of Being Earnest An Ideal Husband The Warhol Years Oscar and Constancy Lord Arthur Savile's Crime 'The Canterville Ghost' 'The Selfish Giant'  'The Happy Prince' 'The Model Millionaire' 'The Sphinx Without a Secret' 'The Nightingale and the Rose' 'The Remarkable Rocket' 'The Birthday of the Infanta'

©2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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Blutzoll

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Oscar Wilde bleibt keine Zeit zum Durchatmen. Nur knapp ist er in Whitby dem Tod entronnen. Doch kaum in London angekommen, sieht er sich auch hier mit einer neuen Gefahr konfrontiert. Eine unbekannte dunkle Macht streckt ihre Finger nach der britischen Hauptstadt aus. Menschen verschwinden spurlos. Auch einer von Mycroft Holmes Agenten gehört zu den Vermissten. Ein neuer Gegner tritt aus den Schatten und fordert die Sonderermittler der Krone zum Kampf!

©2019 Maritim Verlag (P)2019 Maritim Verlag

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Blutdurst

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In einer stürmischen Gewitternacht läuft vor der britischen Ostküste ein Schiff auf Grund. An Bord eine unheilvolle Fracht, die nicht für die Augen der Öffentlichkeit bestimmt ist. Nur wenige Stunden später wird die beschauliche Küstenstadt Whitby von einer brutalen Mordserie erschüttert. Die Opfer scheinen einem Wahnsinnigen in die Hände gefallen zu sein. Die örtlichen Behörden sind mit dem Fall überfordert. Als die Nachricht London erreicht, zögert Mycroft Holmes keine Sekunde und sendet Oscar Wilde nach Whitby, um der abscheulichen Verbrechensserie ein Ende zu bereiten. Es konnte ja niemand ahnen, welches Grauen ihn vor Ort erwarten würde.

©2018 Maritim Verlag (P)2018 Maritim Verlag

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Billedet af Dorian Gray

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Oscar Wildes eneste roman om den unge Dorian, der indgår en pagt om evig ungdom mod, at hans portræt ældes i stedet for ham selv. En af verdenslitteraturens klassikere. "Billedet af Dorian Gray" er en roman om skønhedens forgængelighed, om ønsket om evig ungdom - og om hvad et sådant ønske kan føre med sig. Af lykke og ulykke.

©2017 Gyldendal. Translated by Karen Dinesen (P)2017 Gyldendal

Author: Oscar Wilde
Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
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An Ideal Husband

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An Ideal Husband is an 1895 comedy by Oscar Wilde which revolves around blackmail and political corruption, and touches on the themes of public and private honor. The action is set in London, and takes place over the course of 24 hours. Together with The Importance of Being Earnest, it is often considered Wilde's dramatic masterpiece and is one of his most frequently produced plays. Cast: Lord Caversham - Alan Weyman, Mabel Chiltern - Amanda Friday, Lord Goring - Ben Lindsey-Clark, Sir Robert Chiltern - Chris Marcellus, Mason - David Prickett, Mr. Montford and Harold - Denis Daly, Lady Chiltern - Elizabeth Klett, Mrs. Marchmont - Erin Louttit, James - Jeff Moon, Lady Markby - Linda Barrans, Phipps - Noel Badrian, Vicomte de Nanjac - Peter Tucker, Mrs. Cheveley - PJ Morgan, Lady Basildon - Leanne Yau. Stage directions narrated by Tiffany Halla Colonna. Audio edited by Elizabeth Klett.

Public Domain (P)2016 The Online Stage

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An Ideal Husband

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A tender love story, a serpentine villainess, a glittering setting in London society, and a showering of Wildean witticism are only a few of the reasons why this play has enjoyed hugely successful revivals in London, in New York, and on the silver screen. This 1895 drama is eerily prescient, as it examines the plight of a promising politician, desperate to hide a secret in his past. With empathy and wit, Oscar Wilde explores the pitfalls of holding public figures to higher standards than the rest of us.

(P)2006 L.A. Theatre Works

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A Woman of No Importance

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A Woman of No Importance takes place in a 24-hour period during a house party hosted by Lady Hunstanton at her country estate. The upper echelons of English society mix, mingle and flirt, including Lady Caroline Pontefract (who is on her fourth husband), the witty and ironic Mrs. Allonby and the dandyish Lord Illingworth. Wilde balances these worldly characters with a visiting young American woman, Hester Worsley, who becomes attracted to the earnest Gerald Arbuthnot, soon to become Lord Illingworth's secretary. When Gerald's mother pays a visit, however, the secret of his scandalous parentage will be revealed, and more than one future placed in jeopardy. Cast Lord Alfred: Alan Weyman Lady Hunstanton: PJ Morgan Lord Illingworth: Ben Lindsey-Clark Farquhar: Chris Marcellus Gerald Arbuthnot: David Prickett Archdeacon: Denis Daly Mrs. Arbuthnot: Elizabeth Klett Mrs. Allonby: Erin Louttit Francis: Jeff Moon Lady Caroline Pontefract: Linda Barrans Sir John Pontefract: Noel Badrian Mr. Kelvil: Peter Tucker Alice: Leanne Yau Hester Worsley: Susan Iannucci Lady Stutfield: Tiffany Halla Colonna Stage directions read by Amanda Friday Audio, edited by Elizabeth Klett.

Public Domain (P)2017 The Online Stage

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