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Wilde’s literary reputation has survived so much that I think it proof against any exhumation of articles which he or his admirers would have preferred to forget. As a matter of fact, I believe this volume will prove of unusual interest; some of the reviews are curiously prophetic; some are, of course, biassed by prejudice hostile or friendly; others are conceived in the author’s wittiest and happiest vein; only a few are colourless. And if, according to Lord Beaconsfield, the verdict of a continental nation may be regarded as that of posterity, Wilde is a much greater force in our literature than even friendly contemporaries ever supposed he would become.

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Prologue and Introduction 5:45 Read by braindouche
Dinners and Dishes 4:50 Read by J. M. Smallheer
A Modern Epic 5:48 Read by Patti Brugman
Shakespeare on Scenery 8:23 Read by J. M. Smallheer
A Bevy of Poets 9:15 Read by Patti Brugman
Parnassus Versus Philology 2:39 Read by Gesine
Hamlet at the Lyceum 10:16 Read by John Rose
Two New Novels (May 15, 1885) 3:31 Read by John Rose
Henry the Fourth at Oxford 10:24 Read by John Rose
Modern Greek Poetry 4:17 Read by John Rose
Olivia at the Lyceum 8:49 Read by John Rose
As You Like It at Coombe House 7:35 Read by Patti Brugman
A Handbook to Marriage 4:41 Read by Cori Samuel
Half-Hours with the Worst Authors 5:47 Read by Patti Brugman
One of Mr. Conway's Remainders 4:43 Read by Patti Brugman
To Read or Not to Read 3:38 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Twelfth Night at Oxford 4:50 Read by Patti Brugman
The Letters of a Great Woman 8:23 Read by J. M. Smallheer
News from Parnassus 8:10 Read by John Rose
Some Novels 7:26 Read by Tim Bulkeley (1948-2019)
A Literary Pilgrim 5:44 Read by Philippa Willitts
Béranger in England 4:28 Read by Carl Manchester
The Poetry of the People 6:00 Read by Kevin McAsh
The Cenci 6:01 Read by Cori Samuel
Helena in Troas 8:04 Read by Karen Savage
Pleasing and Prattling 7:02 Read by Cori Samuel
Balzac in English 8:59 Read by Ezwa
Two New Novels (Sept. 16, 1880) 6:17 Read by Cori Samuel
Ben Jonson 10:16 Read by Cori Samuel
The Poets' Corner--I 6:17 Read by Cori Samuel
A Ride Through Morrocco 5:34 Read by Cori Samuel
The Children of the Poets 8:20 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
New Novels (October 28, 1886) 9:17 Read by John Rose
A Politician's Poetry 7:15 Read by John Rose
Mr. Symonds' History of the Renaissance 8:38 Read by cricket
A 'Jolly' Art Critic 12:52 Read by John Rose
A Sentimental Journey Through Literature 8:22 Read by Lizzie Driver
Common-Sense in Art 6:47 Read by Kevin McAsh
Miner and Minor Poets 10:00 Read by Lizzie Driver
A New Calendar 6:25 Read by Sarah Jennings
The Poets' Corner--II 8:08 Read by Carl Manchester
Great Writers by Little Men 9:08 Read by Karen Savage
A New Book on Dickens 6:01 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Our Book-Shelf 7:37 Read by Carl Manchester
A Cheap Edition of a Great Man 8:57 Read by Karen Savage
Mr. Morris's Odyssey 7:37 Read by Karen Savage
A Batch of Novels 9:07 Read by Robin Cotter
Some Novels 12:15 Read by Robin Cotter
The Poets' Corner--III 8:11 Read by Robin Cotter
Mr. Pater's Imaginary Portraits 8:35 Read by Robin Cotter
A Good Historical Novel 6:03 Read by Robin Cotter
New Novels (August 20, 1887) 5:45 Read by Robin Cotter
Two Biographies of Keats 9:54 Read by Leon Mire
A Scotchman on Scottish Poetry 6:50 Read by Karen Savage
Literary and Other Notes--I 47:35 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Mr. Mahaffy's New Book 14:29 Read by Lizzie Driver
Mr. Morris's Completion of the Odyssey 8:53 Read by Karen Savage
Sir Charles Bowen's Virgil 7:41 Read by Karen Savage
Literary and Other Notes--II 32:47 Read by cricket
Aristotle at Afternoon Tea 10:19 Read by Stoker Lyceum
Early Christian Art in Ireland 5:52 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Literary and Other Notes--III 44:12 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
The Poets' Corner--IV 13:35 Read by Philippa Willitts
Literary and Other Notes--IV 34:23 Read by Lizzie Driver
The Poets' Corner--V 9:55 Read by RedToby
Venus or Victory 10:27 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Literary and Other Notes--V 23:50 Read by Anna Simon
The Poets' Corner--VI 11:06 Read by RedToby
M. Caro on George Sand 9:52 Read by Sandra in Wales, United Kingdom
The Poets' Corner--VII 11:55 Read by RedToby
A Fascinating Book 25:00 Read by Sarah Jennings
The Poets' Corner--VIII 12:55 Read by Philippa Willitts
A Note on Some Modern Poets 30:56 Read by cricket
Sir Edwin Arnold's Last Volume 10:09 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Australian Poets 12:36 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Some Literary Notes--I 38:09 Read by Anna Simon
Poetry and Prison 9:36 Read by Christian Pecaut
The Gospel According to Walt Whitman 18:40 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
The New President 7:54 Read by Carl Manchester
Some Literary Notes--II 27:13 Read by cricket
One of the Bibles of the World 8:34 Read by Leon Mire
Poetical Socialists 7:15 Read by Carl Manchester
Mr. Brander Matthews' Essays 8:50 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Some Literary Notes--III 25:04 Read by cricket
Mr. William Morris's Last Book 10:05 Read by Greg Elmensdorp
Adam Lindsay Gordon 12:25 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
The Poets' Corner--IX 11:59 Read by Philippa Willitts
Some Literary Notes--IV 21:07 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Mr. Froude's Blue-Book 10:39 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Some Literary Notes--V 22:35 Read by cricket
Ouida's New Novel 10:29 Read by Lizzie Driver
Some Literary Notes--VI 22:37 Read by Gesine
A Thought-Reader's Novel 7:52 Read by Anna Simon
The Poets' Corner--X 11:13 Read by rachelellen
Mr. Swinburne's Last Volume 8:09 Read by rachelellen
Three New Poets 8:27 Read by rachelellen
A Chinese Sage 18:31 Read by Leon Mire
Mr. Pater's Last Volume 18:46 Read by spiritualbeing
Primavera 5:46 Read by Karen Savage
Index of Authors and Books Reviewed 18:46 Read by Cori Samuel