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Author: Oscar Wilde
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There is not as yet an authoritative edition of Wilde's works.
- The writings of Oscar Wilde (London; New York: A. R. Keller & Co. 1907) 15 vols.
- Robert Ross (ed), The First Collected Edition of the Works of Oscar Wilde (London: Methuen & Co. 1908). 15 vols. Reprinted Dawsons: Pall Mall 1969.
- Complete works of Oscar Wilde (Glasgow: HarperCollins, 1994).
- 'Notes for a bibliography of Oscar Wilde', Books and book-plates (A quarterly for collectors) 5, no. 3 (April 1905) 170-183.
- Hesketh Pearson, A Life of Oscar Wilde (London 1946).
- Vyvyan Beresford Holland, Oscar Wilde: a pictorial biography (London: Thames & Hudson 1960).
- Stuart Mason, Bibliography of Oscar Wilde (London: E. G. Richards 1907). Also pubd. New York 1908, London 1914 in 2 vols. Repr. of 1914 edition: New York: Haskell House 1972.
- Richard Ellmann; John Espey, Oscar Wilde: two approaches: papers read at a Clark Library seminar, April 17, 1976 (Los Angeles: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California 1977).
- H. Montgomery Hyde, Oscar Wilde: a biography (London: Methuen 1977).
- E. H. Mikhail, Oscar Wilde: an annotated bibliography of criticism (London: Macmillan 1978). Also pubd. Totowa NJ: Rowman & Littlefield 1978.
- Rupert Hart-Davis (ed), Selected letters of Oscar Wilde (Oxford: Oxford University Press 1979).
- Richard Ellmann (ed), The Artist as Critic: Critical Writings of Oscar Wilde (Chicago 1982).
- Richard Ellmann, Oscar Wilde at Oxford: a lecture delivered at the Library of Congress on March 1, 1983 (Washington, DC: Library of Congress 1984).
- Rupert Hart-Davis (ed), More letters of Oscar Wilde (London: Murray 1985).
- Richard Ellmann, Oscar Wilde: a biography (London: Hamilton 1987).
- Horst Schroeder, Additions and corrections to Richard Ellmann's Oscar Wilde (Braunschweig: H. Schroeder 1989).
- Norman Page, An Oscar Wilde chronology (London: Macmillan 1991).
- Frank Harris, Oscar Wilde, including My memories of Oscar Wilde, by George Bernard Shaw and an introductory note by Lyle Blair (London: Robinson, 1992).
- Thomas A. Mikolyzk, Oscar Wilde: an annotated bibliography (Westport CT: Greenwood Press 1993). Bibliographies and indexes in world literature, 38.
- Juliet Gardiner, Oscar Wilde: a life in letters, writings and wit (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1995).
- Andrew McDonnell, Oscar Wilde at Oxford: an annotated catalogue of Wilde manuscripts and related items at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, including many hitherto unpublished letters, photographs and illustrations (A. McDonnell 1996). Limited edition of 170 copies.
- Richard Pine, The thief of reason: Oscar Wilde and modern Ireland (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1996).
- Karl E. Beckson, The Oscar Wilde encyclopedia (New York: AMS Press 1998). AMS Studies in the nineteenth century 18.
The edition used in the digital edition
- Oscar Wilde Theoretikos in The Works of Oscar Wilde. , London, Galley Press (1987) page 700
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Created: By Oscar Wilde (18541900).
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Language: [EN] The text is in English.
Language: [HE] Title of poem in Greek.
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Theoretikos: Author: Oscar Wilde
- 1] This mighty empire hath but feet of clay
2] Of all its ancient chivalry and might
3] Our little island is forsaken quite:
4] Some enemy hath stolen its crown of bay,
5] And from its hills that voice hath passed away
6] Which spake of Freedom: O come out of it,
7] Come out of it, my Soul, thou art not fit
8] For this vile traffic-house, where day by day
- 9] Wisdom and reverence are sold at mart,
10] And the rude people rage with ignorant cries
11] Against an heritage of centuries.
12] It mars my calm: wherefore in dreams of Art
13] And loftiest culture I would stand apart,
14] Neither for God, nor for his enemies.