The Decay of Lying: An Observation

The Decay of Lying: An Observation

by Oscar Wilde, Hugh Haughton
     
 

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In the library of a country house, Vivian writes an article about the importance of lying until he is interrupted by Cyril, who tries to tempt him away. Instead the two men are plunged into a discussion about art, nature, literature, and imagination. Set in the form of a witty dialogue between two speakers, this is an in-depth exploration of the relationship

Overview

In the library of a country house, Vivian writes an article about the importance of lying until he is interrupted by Cyril, who tries to tempt him away. Instead the two men are plunged into a discussion about art, nature, literature, and imagination. Set in the form of a witty dialogue between two speakers, this is an in-depth exploration of the relationship between life and art, as well as an examination of the work of such writers as Shakespeare and Balzac.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140389197
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/01/1996
Series:
Syren Series
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
4.16(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.18(d)

Meet the Author

Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was an Irish novelist, poet, and playwright. His best-known works include The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Earnest.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
October 16, 1854
Date of Death:
November 30, 1900
Place of Birth:
Dublin, Ireland
Place of Death:
Paris, France
Education:
The Royal School in Enniskillen, Dublin, 1864; Trinity College, Dublin, 1871; Magdalen College, Oxford, England, 1874

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