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The wicked wit of Oscar Wilde

by Oscar Wilde

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Published by Michael O"Mara in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Invective,
  • Quotations

  • Edition Notes

    Originally published in 1997 as: The importance of being a wit.

    Other titlesThe importance of being a wit.
    StatementMaria Leach
    ContributionsLeach, Maria, 1958-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR5812 .L43 2000
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 153 p. :
    Number of Pages153
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24928126M
    ISBN 101854795422
    ISBN 109781854795427
    OCLC/WorldCa59417119

    Oscar Wilde's aphorisms and paradoxes, remarks and rejoinders were repeated with delight - not least by Wilde himself, who took an artist's pride in his work. But, his shafts were rarely cruel, for behind them lay an understanding of human life. This book shows us why people are drawn to Wilde's repartee and the brilliance of his observations. This book shows us why, more than a hundred years after his death, people of every age and from all walks of life are still drawn to Wilde's dazzling repartee and the wicked brilliance of his social observations, while his plays and stories continue to entertain and enthrall succeeding generations.

    As a wit, Wilde lived by his own maxim: "There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about." A century after he left that world, he is not only still talked about, but widely quoted. This tribute marks the centenary of his death. Compare book prices from over , booksellers. Find The Wit of Oscar Wilde () by McCann, Sean/5().

    Wit of Oscar Wilde, The by Wilde, All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. The Wit of Oscar Wilde (Folio Society) Wilde, Oscar. Published by Folio Society. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Wicked Wit of Oscar Wilde: Centenary Edition by Oscar Wilde (Hardback, ) at the best online prices at .


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Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet, and author of numerous short stories, and one novel. Known for his biting wit, and a plentitude of aphorisms, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day.4/5(15).

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This tribute marks the centenary of his death.5/5(4). The Wicked Wit of Oscar Wilde by Maria Leach,download free ebooks, Download free PDF EPUB ebook. An elegant collection of Wilde's finest witticisms features hundreds of acerbic and razor-sharp quotations from the iconic writer, gathered according to themes (Irish World) Marvel at Wilde's finest witticisms, aphorisms, paradoxes and ironic remarks in this Reviews: 5.

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