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Oscar Wilde's Wit and Wisdom: A Book of Quotations (Dover Thrift Editions)

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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.

Synopsis:

Amusing, thought-provoking epigrams, aphorisms, and other jests from the plays, essays, and lively conversation of Oscar Wilde offer a feast of humorous and profound quips. Nearly 400 quotes.

Synopsis:

In this superlative collection of nearly 400 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, including gems from his personal life.

Synopsis:

Epigrams, aphorisms, and other bon mots gathered from the celebrated wit's plays, essays, and conversation offer an entertaining selection of observations both comic and profound. Organized by category, the nearly 400 quotes range in subject from human nature, morals, and society to art, politics, history, and more.

Table of Contents

Life

Women

Men

People in General

"Love, Marriage"

"Parents, Relations, Friendship"

Youth and Old Age

"Conduct, Morals, Experience"

"Sin, Religion, Truth"

"Genius, Thought, Beauty"

"Art, Literature, Music, Criticism"

"Conversation, Advice, Education"

"Wealth, Poverty, Society"

"Journalism, Politics, History"

England and America

Various Topics

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486401461
Author:
Wilde, Oscar
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Location:
Mineola, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Quotations, English
Subject:
Wilde, Oscar
Subject:
Wilde, oscar, 1854-1900
Subject:
Epigrams
Subject:
Quotations
Subject:
Wilde, Oscar - Quotations
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Publication Date:
19980131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.13 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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"Synopsis" by ,
Amusing, thought-provoking epigrams, aphorisms, and other jests from the plays, essays, and lively conversation of Oscar Wilde offer a feast of humorous and profound quips. Nearly 400 quotes.
"Synopsis" by , In this superlative collection of nearly 400 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, including gems from his personal life.
"Synopsis" by ,
Epigrams, aphorisms, and other bon mots gathered from the celebrated wit's plays, essays, and conversation offer an entertaining selection of observations both comic and profound. Organized by category, the nearly 400 quotes range in subject from human nature, morals, and society to art, politics, history, and more.
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