The Wit and Wisdom of Oscar Wilde

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"I have put my genius into my life," declared Oscar Wilde, adding, "I have put only my talent into my works." This gift edition of the renowned poet and playwright's aphorisms draws upon both realms. Hundreds of sparkling jests and epigrams include quips from Wilde's personal letters and conversations as well as his fiction, essays, lectures, and plays. The most comprehensive collection of Wilde's witticisms, it will delight both longtime fans and new readers.

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Poet and playwright Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) remains best known for his comedies of the 1890s, including The Importance of Being Earnest, and for his tragic imprisonment and untimely death.
Bob Blaisdell is a Professor of English at the City University of New York's Kingsborough College and the editor of many Dover Thrift Editions and other books, including the forthcoming New York: The Big Apple Quote Book.

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