Skip to content

The Collected Works of Oscar Wilde 5 Books Collection Set - Non Fiction - Paperback

Save 73% Save 73%
Original price £44.95
Original price £44.95 - Original price £44.95
Original price £44.95
Current price £11.99
£11.99 - £11.99
Current price £11.99
in stock, ready to be shipped

Free Delivery Over £40 | Express Available

SKU B2D5599 ISBN: 9785615606939
Collect Book Points from your order!

10% cashback is waiting for you! Click on the green icon reading "Unlock Exclusive Rewards" below to sign up.

Titles in this set:

  1. The Ballad of Reading Gaol and Other Poems
  2. The Picture of Dorian Gray
  3. De Profundis
  4. The Happy Prince and Other Tales
  5. The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays


The Ballad of Reading Gaol and Other Poems
Oscar Wilde was a writer and playwright who contributed to literature and the annals of history in various forms. This volume of poems ranges from some of his earliest works to newer ones, including "E Tenebris" and possibly the most popular of his poems, "The Ballad of Reading Gaol"

This range of poems depicts Wilde's growth as an artist and a person, as seen in his choice of subjects- from focusing on sensation and pleasure to moral complexity, from sorrow to death. Wilde's poetry included sonnets, ballads and other forms.

"The Ballad of Reading Gaol" was the last work published before his death in 1900. It describes the death of a fellow inmate, hanged for murdering his wife, and his serenity in the face of his impending hanging. It goes on to talk about the terrors conditions, and life at the Reading Gaol.

The Picture of Dorian Gray
As Dorian Gray descends into a life of crime and excessive sensuality. his body retains perfect youth and vigour. while his recently painted portrait develops into a terrible record of evil, which he must keep hidden.

The Picture of Dorian Gray, authored by Oscar Wilde, is a powerful moral allegory, a masterpiece of Gothic literature, and the best representation of the Faustian bargain ever written. It is one of Wilde's most significant works and a pioneering example of its kind. This captivating tale of terror and suspense has been incredibly popular for more than a century

De Profundis
Edited and published posthumously, "De Profundis" is a letter by Oscar Wilde to his friend and former student, Lord Douglas.

Written in 1897, while incarcerated at the Reading Gaol for 'gross indecency", the letter recounts Wilde's relationship with his friend and his imprisonment, lamentations of the infamy and disgrace. He goes on to accept his role in his fall from grace and starts delving into societal problems, quoting many prominent philosophical thinkers.

Wilde recounts his spiritual growth in the latter part of the letter and refers to Christ as a symbol of kindness. By the end of it, we see a Wilde who has both accepted his condition, yet firmly believes he was prosecuted unjustly and is seeking to find humility and fulfilment in his ordeal.

De Profundis was published by Wilde's literary agent, Robert Ross, five years after his death

The Happy Prince and Other Tales
First published in 1888, The Happy Prince and Other Tales is an anthology of five magical, yet haunting short stories by Oscar Wilde.

The stories, written in the style of fairy tales, teach the reader-young and old- about love, friendship, selfishness, and sacrifice, even if at the expense of one's life.

The story of the Happy Prince who was really sad, or the Selfish Giant who learned the meaning of love from the laughter of children, or even that of little Hans who believed in the gift of selfless friendship till his last breath, evoke deep emotions in the reader and are regarded as timeless classics.

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays
This collection of plays by Oscar Wilde includes three of his most famous plays including The Importance of Being Earnest, a three-act play that highlights the double standards prevalent in British society at the time.

In the second play, Lady Windermere's Fan, a four-act comedy, Wilde introduces us to a modernist take on the proper behaviour expected of women in the Victorian times. The play centres around Lady Windermere and her suspicion of her husband's interest in an older woman, who ends up saving the much younger lady from ruin by sacrificing herself.

In the last play, A Woman of No Importance Wilde parodies the English upper-middle-class society. This four-act play, first performed in 1893, opens with a set of people gossiping and continues on with its characters offering opinions on the accepted behaviour of men and women, and their disdain for Puritans.

The plays together offer an interesting snapshot of the Victorian society.


We aim to process and dispatch our orders within 24 hours. The orders go into our warehouse to be picked, packed and consolidated into one parcel where appropriate. Please note orders are only processed Monday-Friday.

We sometimes split orders between multiple parcels. Items from our extended range section are dispatched separately.

If any items are missing from your delivery, please allow 2 working days for the rest of your order to arrive before contacting us at

All of our books are 100% brand new, unread and purchased directly from the publishers in bulk allowing us to pass the huge savings on to you!


Single Books and items under 750g

Standard Delivery: £1.99 (2-4 working days)

Orders Under £40

Standard Delivery: £3.99 (2-4 working days)
Express Delivery: £5.99 (1-2 working days)

Orders between £40 and £100

Standard Delivery: Free (2-4 working days)
Express Delivery: £3.99 (reduced rate, 1-2 working days)

Orders over £100

Express Delivery: Free  (1-2 working days)

These delivery times are the maximum delivery periods that a purchase can take to reach our customers. Delivery may be sooner than this. These times are an estimation, not a guarantee.

There are no deliveries on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays.

We’ve been featured in...

Get your order now

Ordering from Books2Door couldn't be simpler


We make it easy to find your favourite books


We pack your order safely and send it straight to your door


With book points, wishlist, refer a friend and more, you'll want to shop again


Any problems? Contact our support team

Big box sets at tiny prices

Big box sets at tiny prices

Welcome to Books2Door, the one-stop shop for all your children's book needs! We specialise in selling cheap children’s box sets and series at bargain prices.

At Books2Door, we believe that reading is a fundamental skill that every child should have to help improve their vocabulary, grammar, and critical thinking skills.

We understand that buying kids books can be expensive. That's why we offer a wide range of box sets and series at affordable prices, making it easier for parents, teachers, and libraries to access quality books for children.

Our team is made up of book lovers who are dedicated to sourcing and providing the best books for kids. We work closely with publishers and authors to ensure that we offer the best books on the market for your child.

Our story

Don't just take our word for it...

Check out our amazing reviews on Trustpilot, Google Customer Reviews, and more!


Are your books brand new? How are they such good value?

All our books are brand new and delivered to us straight from the publisher. Our special sales editions are bought in bulk at a great discount - which we pass on to you!

Are the books different from what I've seen in the high street?

Special sales editions are made with more affordable materials, allowing the publisher to keep the cost price down, and we can sell it for less than the standard editions

What if I have a problem with my order?

Our support team is available during regular business hours to support you with any questions you may have. Call or 0116 210 4294 or email us.

Fantastic Savings

Up to 80% off RRP

Unlimited Delivery

From £9.95 a year with PLUS+

1 Million Customers

Bargain prices since 2004

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Service

0116 210 4294 or email us