Gathers hundreds of the acclaimed writer's pithiest utterances and epigrams in a collection of late nineteenth-century wisdom that includes such quotations as, ""Resist everything except temptation.""
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The plays, novels, essays, letters, and bons mots of Oscar Wilde formone of the most extraordinary bodies of work in the Englishlanguage--brilliant, witty, full of wicked insight and dazzling turns ofphrase. Oscar Wilde's Guide to Modern Living gathers hundreds of thewriter's pithiest utterances and epigrams in a collection of latenineteenth-century wisdom that has an uncanny relevance to the late twentieth.Whether holding forth on morality ("Simply the attitude we adopt towardspersons we dislike"), education ("Nothing worth knowing can be taught"),criticism ("The highest form of autobiography"), or the Pope ("I was deeplyimpressed, and my walking stick showed signs of budding"), Wilde's voice ringswith the unique imagination and keen intelligence that continued to hisdeathbed ("It's the wallpaper or me. One of us has to go") and sounds amazinglyfresh and current today.
Pungent, provocative, and fiendishly funny, Oscar Wilde's Guide to ModernLiving is an essential resource for anyone navigating the dangerous watersof modern life.
Copyright 1996 by John Calvin Batchelor and Craig McNeer.
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