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The Wit And Humor Of Oscar Wilde

Author : Oscar Wilde
ISBN : 9780486122434
Genre : History
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More than 1,000 ripostes, paradoxes, and epigrams on sin, society, genius, wealth, men, women, religion, America, education, and smoking: "Work is the curse of the drinking classes," "I can resist everything except temptation," etc.
Category: History

The Wit Of Oscar Wilde

Author : Oscar Wilde
ISBN : 1847170676
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'I can resist everything except temptation' Oscar Wilde is probably the most quoted and quotable man in history. His genius manifested itself in his plays and poetry but he is equally famous for his penetrating wit, humour and brilliant repartee. Wilde boasted that he could talk spontaneously on any subject, a claim borne out by the range and scope of the examples in this collection. Containing hundreds of profound, profane and humorous quotations from Oscar Wilde on a range of subjects, this fantastic selection A delightful and entertaining book which illuminates a personality unlikely ever to be forgotten.

The Wit And Wisdom Of Oscar Wilde

Author : Oscar Wilde
ISBN : 9780486168425
Genre : Reference
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This paperback gift edition of the renowned poet and playwright's epigrams and witticisms features hundreds of quips from Wilde's personal letters and conversations as well as his fiction, essays, lectures, and plays.
Category: Reference

Oscar Wilde

Author : Harold Bloom
ISBN : 9781438117058
Genre : Electronic books
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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, a story she wrote at the age of 19, is still a popular tale to this day, remarkable not only for its striking plot but also its Romantic elements. Part of the Bloom's Classic Critical Views series, this book includes selections of some of the best historical criticism about Mary Shelley and her works.
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Comic Effects In The Importance Of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde

Author : Stefanie Grill
ISBN : 9783638756242
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Seminar paper from the year 2001 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7 (A-), University of Stuttgart (FB Anglistics), course: Critical Analysis: Comedy, 8 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: "The Importance of Being Earnest" was written by the famous Irish author Oscar Wilde. Wilde was born in 1854 and died of cerebral meningitis in 1900. "The Importance of Being Earnest" was his final and most lasting play - "by all accounts, a masterpiece of modern comedy."1 This play is filled with wit and wisdom, which Wilde himself wrote of it, too. "Well I think, an amusing thing with lots of fun and wit might be made."2 It represents Wildes late -Victorian view of the aristocracy, marriage, wit and social life. The play tells the story of Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff. Both men lead a double life. One in the country and one in the city. Then, they both fall in love, and a series of crises threatens to spoil their romantic pursuits. The main plot line of the play is definitely marriage. "Of course Wilde pokes fun at the institution of marriage, which he saw as a practice surrounded by hypocrisy and absurdity."2 He focuses on the higher class and satirises the life of the English aristocracy. His characters are typical Victorian snobs who are arrogant, overly proper, formal and concerned with money. This essay will provide an outline of the comic effects in this play. How Wilde uses humour, satire, farce and irony. The analysis will show, what makes this comedy so funny and so special. The essay will show some combinations of dialogue, dramatic irony, social criticism, characterisation and exaggeration and it will prove that the dialogues with its puns and epigrams are the basis for the humour in Wildes last play."

The Plays Of Oscar Wilde

Author : Oscar Wilde
ISBN : 1840224185
Genre : Authors, Irish
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Oscar Wilde took London by storm with his first comedy, Lady Windermere's Fan. His other plays include: A Woman of No Importance and The Importance of Being Earnest. This work features Wilde's plays ranging from his early tragedy era to the controversial Salome and little known fragments, La Sainte Courtisane and A Florentine Tragedy.
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The Little Book Of Humorous Quotes

Author : Malcolm Kushner
ISBN : 0578086433
Genre : Humor
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Award Winner in the Humor category of The USA "Best Books 2011" Awards, sponsored by USA Book News. Funny, facetious, droll, amusing, jocular, whimsical, silly, witty, hilarious, hysterical, and thought-provoking, The Little Book of Humorous Quotes is the perfect mental supplement in today's stressed-out world. Is your mind on information overload? Give yourself a break - and a laugh. This humorous collection is organized to provide laughter every day, year in and year out, to yourself and anyone you speak to. Quote it. Note It. Promote it. Or devote it. The book shares 365 exceptionally entertaining quotes from more than 100 authors - everyone from classic humorists such as Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain and George Bernard Shaw to modern wits like Woody Allen, Erma Bombeck and Phyllis Diller. These quotes put the "fun" in funny. If you believe that laughter is the best medicine, just take one book and call me in the morning.
Category: Humor

Irish Wit Wisdom And Humor

Author : Gerd De Ley
ISBN : 9781578267354
Genre : Humor
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The greatest collection of Irish wit, wisdom and humor ever published. The best of humorous quotes, witty observations, and funny one-liners from those hailing from the Emerald Isle. "Ireland sober is Ireland stiff." Irish Wit, Wisdom & Humor collects over 1000 witticisms, musings, deep thoughts, and one-liners from and about Ireland and its people. It features hundreds of authors, poets, comedians, actors, politicians and many more that best represent the Emerald Isle including James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, Bono, Edna O'Brien, C.S. Lewis, Sinead O'Connor, George Bernard Shaw, and many others.
Category: Humor