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Start by marking Wilde Things; The Delicious And Malicious Epigrams . I use this book quite often. Nearly every week, I read a couple of Wilde's witty quotes. Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet, and author of numerous short stories, and one novel.
Start by marking Wilde Things; The Delicious And Malicious Epigrams Of Oscar Wilde as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. 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.
Probably the most-quoted author after Shakespeare, and certainly the wittiest, Wilde's elegantly barbed observations are as popular than ever more than a century after his death in November 1900. Here's a look at his most lasting lines. Illustration: Zhenia Vasiliev/Adam Frost. Zhenia Vasiliev and Adam Frost.
This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde is a light-hearted novella that parodies gothic horror as well as cultural differences between the United States and the United Kingdom. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. The Family Otis from USA decided to purchase Canterville Chase from England, however the Lord Canterville warned Hiram Otis of the existence of one ghost.
Home Oscar Wilde The Happy Prince (Oscar Wilde Classics). What a curious thing!" he cried. The climate in the north of Europe is really dreadful. The Reed used to like the rain, but that was merely her selfishness. Then another drop fell. What is the use of a statue if it cannot keep the rain off?" he said; "I must look for a good chimney-pot," and he determined to fly away.
Discover the Oscar Wilde masterpieces that earned this literary giant his global fame. A typically Wildeian epigram from the novel goes: ‘The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it’. A complete failure during its time, Wilde’s only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, was published in 1890. Only many years later did audiences come to appreciate the work as a cutting attack on contemporary social values. Saturated by his famous wit and satire, the novel focuses on themes of extravagance, immorality, and beauty. The Importance of Being Earnest. Wilde was a more prolific writer of drama.
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish essayist, novelist, playwright and poet. Tread Lightly, she is near Under the snow, Speak gently, she can hear The daisies grow. Requiescat, st. 1 (1881). Lo! with a little rod I did but touch the honey of romance - And must I lose a soul's inheritance? Helas!, l. 12-14 (1881).
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, the early 1890s saw him become one of the most popular playwrights in London
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, the early 1890s saw him become one of the most popular playwrights in London. He is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the circumstances of his criminal conviction for "gross indecency", imprisonment, and early death at age 46.
Oscar Wilde was such a brilliant wit that it is both amusing, entertaining and educational to read his epigrams
Oscar Wilde was such a brilliant wit that it is both amusing, entertaining and educational to read his epigrams. Many of them I have read before but it is always good just to go over old material and to laugh again at what he has to say. There is not much that is new in the book, if anything, but it does provide an entertaining read and a refresher on Wilde's epigrams. One person found this helpful.
Oscar Wilde, in an 1882 photo taken by Napoleon Sarony. There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. Here at Anglophenia, we’re just wild about Oscar Wilde, which is why we are solemnly noting tomorrow’s 112th anniversary of his death. At the time of his death, Wilde left behind a trove of enduring works, including such frequently performed plays as The Importance of Being Earnest and An Ideal Husband, and the novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. To this day, it’s hard to graduate from high school without having been assigned to read his novel in an English class.
svg This literature-related list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. This Oscar Wilde bibliography is a complete listing of works by Oscar Wilde, a late-Victorian Irish writer. Wilde is chiefly remembered today as a playwright, especially for The Importance of being Earnest, and as the author of the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray.