Somehow or other I will be famous, and if not famous, I will be notorious', declared Oscar Wilde. He proved to be both. Oscar Wilde was a genius and he transformed his talent into his stories, plays and poems. The world in which Oscar Wilde lived was riddled with hypocrisy and he exposed it in his writings. His only novel, "The Picture of Dorian Gray' was published in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890 and provoked a storm of protest from the Victorian society. 'It is a tale spawned from the leprous literature of the French decadents - a poisoned book, the atmosphere of which is heavy with mephitic odours of moral and spiritual putrefaction', wrote the critic from the Daily Chronicle. Oscar Wilde wrote a preface, which appeared separately in the Fortnightly Review in March 1891. It contains the famous passage : 'Books are well written, or badly written. That is all'. This volume contains Oscar Wilde's only novel, 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' and all other stories. All stories are complete & unabridged.
Indian Tales is a great collection of stories on India by Rudyard Kipling. Indian Tales is regarded as one of the best among short stories collections.
In these stories, Kipling takes on the thorny issues of empire, race, miscegenation.Product detailsPaperback: 432 pagesISBN-13: 9788176061971Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 14 x 2.5 cm
Anton (Pavlovich) Chekhov is one of the great masters of modern short story. Chekhov portrayed often life in the Russian small towns, where tragic events occur in a minor key, as a part of everyday life. His characters are passive, filled with the feeling of hopelessness and the fruitlessness of all efforts. Some of his remarkable stories are Neighbours, Ward Number Six, The Black Monk, The Murder, Ariadne, The Man in a case, Gooseberries, About Love, Lady with the Dog. His last great story is The Betrothed. In this collection we present 100 best stories of Anton Chekhov. All stories are complete and unabridged.Product detailsPaperback: 480 pagesISBN-13: 978-8176060493Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 13.2 x 1.2 cm
by Edgar Allan Poe
Unquestionably one of America s greatest writers and one of the most original writers in the world, Edgar Allan Poe set a new trend in detective stories, science fictions and mysteries. Masterpieces like 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue', 'The Fall of the House of Usher', 'The Black Cat' thrilled the readers of all ages throughout the world. Among his other stories, 'Legia' is one of the first Science-fictions. This volume contains his complete & unabridged works including the poems.
Paperback: 1020 pages
Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 13.8 x 5.6 cm