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Oscar Wilde's Wit and Wisdom: A Book of Quotations (Dover Thrift Editions)
 
 

Oscar Wilde's Wit and Wisdom: A Book of Quotations (Dover Thrift Editions) [Kindle Edition]

Oscar Wilde
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Epigrams, aphorisms, and other bon mots gathered from the celebrated wit's plays, essays, and conversation offer an entertaining selection of observations both comic and profound. Organized by category, the nearly 400 quotes range in subject from human nature, morals, and society to art, politics, history, and more.

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Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born in Dublin in 1854. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and Magdalen College, Oxford where, a disciple of Pater, he founded an aesthetic cult. In 1884 he married Constance Lloyd, and his two sons were born in 1885 and 1886.
His novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), and social comedies Lady Windermere's Fan (1892), A Woman of No Importance (1893), An Ideal Husband (1895), and The Importance of Being Earnest (1895), established his reputation. In 1895, following his libel action against the Marquess of Queesberry, Wilde was sentenced to two years' imprisonment for homosexual conduct, as a result of which he wrote The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898), and his confessional letter De Profundis (1905). On his release from prison in 1897 he lived in obscurity in Europe, and died in Paris in 1900.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oscar Wilde 16 Feb 2013
By Alawes
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From the Irish legend and Genius,Oscars famous quotes in the compact book, for anyone who loves Oscars writings you will love this off the uncuff quotes!excellent Erin Go Bragh!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Ellie
Format:Paperback
It wasn't for me personally, and I was hoping to get something to make my younger sister read more classic literature. I have been trying to get her to read Dorian Gray for a while and now she finally will!

It was smaller than I expected, but thats fine :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gotto love Oscar!! 24 April 2010
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I love Oscar Wilde for just being himself and writing because he loves it. This book has got all his witty charm pinned down on its pages. Enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Words of a master 22 Oct 2013
By S. Ford
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A super little book full of amusing and provocative quotes from one of the masters of the one liner. If you likeOscar you'll like this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, 13 July 2014
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Love the man and his humour. I keep it in my bag and when travelling I read it, always makes me smile
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book of quotations 1 May 2014
By Izzy
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Nice little book. It is nice that the quotes are split up into different sections. Oscar Wilde was an incredibly intelligent man so a book of his quotations is always a good thing to have!
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