For those new to the work of Oscar Wilde, this delightful anthology is an introduction to the brilliant wit, flamboyant style and unconventional opinions which made him one of the grat and nototious figures of the nineteenth century. For the enthusiast, it is a treasure -house of classic gemns to dip onto and experience all over again.

Represented here are Wilde’s best-known, as well as many less familiar, works of fiction, drama and poetry. Extracts from The picture of Dorian Gray, The Canterville Ghost,  The importance of Being Earnest, Lady Windermere’s Fan, An Ideal Husband and A Woman of No Importance sit alongside complete pieces such The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and the Rose and  The ballad of Reading Gaol, while selections from his letters, essays and celebrated maxims make this unique and wide-ranging volume with something for everyone.