The Decay of Lying: An Observation

The Decay of Lying: An Observation

by Oscar Wilde
     
 

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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

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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 between life and art, as well as an examination of the work of such writers as Shakespeare and Balzac.

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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)

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