Oscar Wilde's Wit and Wisdom - Oscar Wilde (Paperback)

A Book of Quotations

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9780486401461
Department
Books
Released
27 Jan 1998
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Oscar Wilde
Subtitle
A Book of Quotations
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Dover Publications
Series
Dover Thrift Editions
Language
English
Number of Pages
60
Dimensions
140 x 210 x 6mm (68g)

Summary

  • "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.

  • "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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General Subject
Reference
BISAC Subject 1
Reference / Quotations
BISAC Subject 2
Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
BIC Classification 1
Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
BIC Classification 2
Literary essays
BIC Classification 3
Literary studies: poetry & poets
Library Subject 1
Quotations, English.
Library Subject 2
Wilde, Oscar - Quotations
Dewey Classification
828/.802