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The Wit And Wisdom Of Oscar Wilde

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The ebullient evangelist of irony, Wilde preached his gospel of wit and aestheticism to a public at once outraged and enchanted.

This is a new collection of the witty prose and verse of Oscar Wilde, compiled by David Colvin and Stephen Calloway, the owner of the most complete set of Oscar Wilde first editions in private hands.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published 1997 by orion
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Aditya Ajit
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Witty and Observant
But toxic
Susan Rose
Sep 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
One should always have something fabulous to read on the train!

But seriously this is a really lovely little collection that is particularly good to dip in and out of, (perhaps on public transport).
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One of those little books that come in handy when you can't find your own witty turn of phrase! Full of Wilde-isms and all the better for it.
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Some great quotes in here, although without the context of the text they were taken from, it didn't really have much of a flow.
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Stephen Calloway is a curator of paintings at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

He is an expert on 19th century art, and has made a particular study of the decadent and dandy culture of the fin de siecle.

He staged the V&A's exhibition on the 1890s, 'High Art and Low Life' in 1993, and curated the 'Aubrey Beardsley Centenary Show' in Tokyo and London in 1998.

He writes on the history of taste

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