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Oscariana: The wit and maxims of Oscar Wilde

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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.
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published October 9th 1997 by Orion (first published 1997)
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The quotes in this book are arranged by source, such as "The Importance of Being Ernest" or a particular essay. While Wilde's quotes are readily available on internet lists and elsewhere, this slim volume has some quotes that I hadn't run across before. There's no padding whatsoever -- no introductory essay or response to the quotes, simply the quotes themselves.
This book is like a glass of fine wine on a warm Sunday evening... Calming yet refreshing ... Solidifying your ideas yet stirring them all up at the same time.
This book has just become my favorite! Everyone should read it, though not everyone would understand its sheer brilliance.
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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. Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being E ...more
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