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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 Wicked Wit Of Oscar Wilde

Author : Maria Leach
ISBN : 1843172410
Genre : Reference
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In a unique tribute to one of history's most revered writers, this anthology highlights the virtuoso of the well-turned phrase and the master of the studied insult, Oscar Wilde. So perfect were Wilde’s verbal thrusts that his victims were often flattered to have been the cause of them. This sparkling collection shows why, more than 100 years after his death, Wilde’s dazzling repartee and the wicked brilliance of his social observations continue to entertain and enthrall succeeding generations.
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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.
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The Wicked Wit Of Oscar Wilde

Author : Oscar Wilde
ISBN : 1854795422
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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As a wit, Wilde lived by his own maxim: "There is only one thing in the worldorse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about." A centuryfter he left that world, he is not only still talked about, but widelyuoted. This tribute marks the centenary of his death.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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

Oscar Wilde S Wit And Wisdom

Author : Oscar Wilde
ISBN : 9780486111001
Genre : Reference
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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.
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The Importance Of Being A Wit

Author : Oscar Wilde
ISBN : 1854792172
Genre : English wit and humor
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Oscar Wilde was the master of the studied insult. His jabs at hypocrisy, pretense and boring conventionality still have a penetrating power. His snubs and put-downs became the talk of his time, no less by his targets than by Wilde himself. This illustrated collection features over 750 of his biting comments.
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The Quotable Oscar Wilde

Author : Running Press
ISBN : 9780762453283
Genre : Reference
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"I must die as I lived, beyond my means." Arguably the most quoted man in history, and certainly in his day, this enormous miniature collection is filled with Oscar Wildes' most notorious and witty sayings. Organized into five neat sections useful for any situation, this book is perfect for either enjoying in small bites or devouring in one sitting. Featuring a biography, quotes, a poem and short story, it is a must have for Wilde lovers and novices alike.
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I Can Resist Everything Except Temptation The Wicked Wit Of Oscar Wilde

Author : Oscar Wilde
ISBN : 0785833269
Genre : Humor
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Even his most torrid insults were sometimes considered compliments because they were so artfully crafted. "I can resist anything except temptation," was a general theme of his works. A sampling of Wilde's commentary on love, happiness, human nature; all gems of truth wrapped in humor.
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The Importance Of Being Oscar

Author : Leslie Frewin
ISBN : 0863791115
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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