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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 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 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

Nothing Except My Genius

Author : Oscar Wilde
ISBN : 9780141905228
Genre : Literary Collections
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'I have nothing to declare', Wilde once told an American customs official, 'except my genius'. A socialite, a wit, a man who flaunted convention and was unafraid to shock, Oscar Wilde was a great writer and a great man. This new collection of wit and wisdom demonstrates the brilliance of his vision, the audacity of his style. Such is the scope of the material, it brings to life the Wilde of great feeling as well as the Wilde of great art.
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Oscar Wilde S Wit And Wisdom

Author : Oscar Wilde
ISBN : 9780486401461
Genre : Reference
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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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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.
Category: English wit and humor

I Can Resist Everything Except Temptation

Author : Maria Leach
ISBN : 9781843176862
Genre : Humor
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I Can Resist Everything Except Temptation is a celebration of the virtuoso of well-turned phrases and the master of the studied insult - Oscar Wilde. Indeed, so perfect were Wilde's verbal thrusts that his victims were often flattered to have been the cause of them. His needle-sharp rejoinders were repeated with delight - not least by Wilde himself, who took an artist's pride in his work. Yet for all that, his jibes were rarely cruel, for behind them lay great warmth of character, generosity of spirit, and a profound understanding of human life and its vanities. 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 enthral succeeding generations.
Category: Humor


Author : Oscar Wilde
ISBN : 0752810405
Genre : Quotations, English
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Published to follow the release of the new movie of Wilde's life, starring Stephen Fry, this collection displays Wilde's fabulous verbal dexterity. Based on two books published during his lifetime - The Maxims of Oscar Wilde and Oscariana - this will be a beautifully designed pastiche of a 19th century Wit and Wisdom including illustrations from the Yellow Book.
Category: Quotations, English