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English 2341 with Susan Cotton

Literary Analysis Research Guide

This guide will help you find information for your research assignment both in the library and on the Internet. For students at Lone Star College-Kingwood, there may also be materials on reserve at the Circulation Desk. Ask a librarian for assistance.

As you begin, narrow your topic to a size that you can manage.  Consider keywords that will help you find the information you need. These can be names of people, literary works, events, or broader identifying terms.  Use these keywords for locating information in the library catalog, electronic databases, and on the internet. 

eBooks of Wilde's collected works

Oscar Wilde


"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."

- Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde is known for his dramatic, deep, and witty plays that present various aspects of the human condition. His many stories, plays, and poems were quite popular when they were written, in the Victorian Era, and they continue to inspire millions around the world.

Some of Wilde's most famous works include: The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), Salome (1891), Lady Windermere’s Fan (1892), An Ideal Husband (1895), and The Importance of Being Earnest (1895), many of which have been made in to film.

Wilde is often remembered for his exuberant personality, consummate wit and infamous imprisonment, but his works, especially The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Earnest, are considered among the great literary masterpieces of the late Victorian period.

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