As a reward for dancing the dance of the seven veils, SalomE asks her stepfather, Herod, for the head of John the Baptist on a silver platter. Because of its depiction of Biblical scenes on stage, Oscar Wilde's one-act play was highly controversial when it was first performed in 1896. It is now considered to be one of the artist's greatest works, and continues to be performed in modern times. Be it mystery, romance, drama, comedy, politics, or history, great literature stands the test of time. ClassicJoe proudly brings literary classics to today's digital readers, connecting those who love to read with authors whose work continues to get people talking. Look for other fiction and non-fiction classics from ClassicJoe.
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by Oscar Wilde
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