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99 Cent Miscellaneous Aphorisms; The Soul of Man ( miscellaneous, various, diverse, diversified, manifold, mixed, soul, spirit, psyche, atman, self, ego ) [NOOK Book]

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An Irish playwright of the Victorian Era; he lived in Victorian London. A huge celebrity of his day, known for his wit and social commentary. He habitually made perverse and snarky quips, and often immortalized them in his work. His most celebrated play, The Importance of Being Earnest, is still often performed today. He also wrote poetry, most famously The Ballad of Reading Gaol, one novel (The Picture of Dorian Gray) and several beautiful ...
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99 Cent Miscellaneous Aphorisms; The Soul of Man ( miscellaneous, various, diverse, diversified, manifold, mixed, soul, spirit, psyche, atman, self, ego )

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Overview

An Irish playwright of the Victorian Era; he lived in Victorian London. A huge celebrity of his day, known for his wit and social commentary. He habitually made perverse and snarky quips, and often immortalized them in his work. His most celebrated play, The Importance of Being Earnest, is still often performed today. He also wrote poetry, most famously The Ballad of Reading Gaol, one novel (The Picture of Dorian Gray) and several beautiful tales, including The Happy Prince.

His fun was interrupted when he sued for libel over being called homosexual. He was, in fact, homosexual (or maybe bisexual), but British law would still have found for him if that had been considered irrelevant. Instead, he lost, and since homosexuality was illegal... yeah. Real Life Downer Ending, there.

Famous for producing an enormous body of quotable wit- enormous enough that of the hundreds of quotes attributed to him, as many as half may resemble things he actually said. This tendency to gather misattributions is the root of his status as Uncyclopedia's Memetic Badass / Memetic Molester / Memetic Sex God in chief.
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  • BN ID: 2940014475648
  • Publisher: classics reborn
  • Publication date: 10/29/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 245 KB

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    really enjoyed it :)

    really enjoyed it :)

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