A book of the greatest quips many of us will ever read, Wicked Wit of Oscar Wilde is a compilation of the authors best, and most clever sayings, letters and speeches. Every page is a new look into the mind of Oscar Wilde and his incredibly lavish lifestyle and quirky thoughts.
The first year of the twenty-first century marked the centenary of the death of one of the most extraordinary figures in English letters-the Irish writer, socialite and, supremely, wit, Oscar Wilde. A fervently written Publisher's forward opens the book with the background of Oscar Wilde's demise, plus a look into the daily life of Oscar Wilde.
Pick up a copy of Wicked Wit of Oscar Wilde for the literary genius or rebel with an attitude in your life, who will surely cherish the charm and anti-establishment yet graceful attitude of Oscar Wilde. A beautifully bound hardback edition of this book offers a wonderful gift for anyone looking to round out their Wilde collection or add a conversation-starter to their coffee table or bookshelf. The Wicked Wit of Oscar Wilde will make a great gift for anyone interested in English Literature, learning new jokes or how to live a most fabulous life.
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Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Willis Wilde (1854-1900) was the son of Sir William Wilde, a noted Dublin eye specialist, and Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde, a well-known Irish poet and journalist. He was a brilliant student at Trinity College, Dublin, and at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he won the Newdigate Prize in 1878 for his poem Ravenna. He married his wife Constance in 1884 and they had two sons. Wilde's most prolific period was between 1888 and 1895. Following an ill-advised lawsuit against Lord Alfred Douglas's father, the Marquess of Queensberry, for libel, Wilde was prosecuted for homosexual acts and imprisoned for two years with hard labor in Reading Gaol. He died in Paris in 1900.Aubrey Beardsley (1872-98) was a book illustrator, caricaturist, poster-designer and novelist. He was closely associated with The Yellow Book, and illustrated The Rape of the Lock, The Lysistrata of Aristophanes and Oscar Wilde's Salome. Charles Robinson (1870- 37) was one of the most popular and prolific black-and-white artists of the Edwardian era. Brother of the artists Thomas and William Heath Robinson, he came to prominence when asked to illustrate Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses.published: