Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was an Irish poet and playwright who became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. His plays include The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband, Lady Windermere's Fan and A Woman of No Importance.

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The savage power of ancient myth collides with twentieth-century decadence in Oscar Wilde's astonishing tragedy.


A thrilling stage adaptation of Oscar Wilde's only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, following one man's descent from glorious debauchery to epic self-destruction.

Wilde: Four Plays

All four of Oscar Wilde's famous plays in one volume, with an introduction by Emma French.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde's undying comedy – in an edition to fit any handbag.

An Ideal Husband

The Rolls-Royce of English comedies, exploring corruption and morality, and bringing an act of political sin into the heart of the English home.

Lady Windermere's Fan

A biting satire on the morals of Victorian society, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

A Woman of No Importance

Oscar Wilde's audacious drama of social scandal centres around the revelation of a long-concealed secret. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.