Oscar Wilde's Wit and Wisdom: A Book of Quotations

Oscar Wilde's Wit and Wisdom: A Book of Quotations

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by Oscar Wilde
     
 

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"I have the simplest tastes," remarked Oscar Wilde. "I am always satisfied with the best." In this superlative collection of quotations by the great Irish playwright and wit, readers will find the very best of Wilde's scintillating comments on art, human nature, morals, society, politics, history, and numerous other subjects. Epigrams, aphorisms, and other bon mots

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"I have the simplest tastes," remarked Oscar Wilde. "I am always satisfied with the best." In this superlative collection of quotations by the great Irish playwright and wit, readers will find the very best of Wilde's scintillating comments on art, human nature, morals, society, politics, history, and numerous other subjects. Epigrams, aphorisms, and other bon mots gleaned from Wilde's enduringly popular plays, essays, and conversation offer amusing, thought-provoking observations that resonate with truth and profundity beneath their comic surface.
Widely acknowledged as the most brilliant talker of his age, Wilde once explained to André Gide, "I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works." This fine collection of nearly 400 quotes, organized by category, contains quotations from both his works and his conversation, including gems from his personal life with which even devotees may be unfamiliar. The result is a splendid introduction to Wilde's mind and personality, embodied in a feast of the English language's most brilliant and perceptive witticisms.

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Library Journal
Dover goes Wilde with these two fine additions to its line of bargain titles. Lady Windermere is a typical Wilde farce; the latter volume is simply a collection of his best lines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486401461
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
01/27/1998
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
141,287
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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Oscar Wilde's Wit and Wisdom: A Book of Quotations 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
RHale More than 1 year ago
It's Oscar Wilde - so that's an automatic plus.
The book is not very thick and looks cheap... of course, I pulled it from the bargin bin so I guess I got my moneys worth.
That's really my only complaint. I like Oscar Wild and enjoy quotes - I just wish that there was more of this to enjoy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This collection of Wilde's greatest quotes is an easy read, and wonderful to keep around the house or at the office. Wilde's wisdom is displayed throughout this edition, and is a must have for Wilde fans.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whistles while balencing on the tip top od the roof
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She yawns and twirls her scythe around.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Everyone needs a bio, if you want to be involved in plans your powers must be made clear) Stowaway whisked out her fancy new laptop, and preped to do some major research