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Oscar Wilde’s needle-sharp rejoinders are often repeated with delight. However, his jibes were rarely cruel, and displayed a profound understanding of the human character and its vanities. This collection includes such notable quotes as: "Work is the curse of the drinking classes" and "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." With a timeline of his life and quotations divided by themes, this book demonstrates why people are still drawn to Wilde’s wicked brilliance.
About the Author
Maria Leach has compiled and edited many books, including The Wicked Wit of Insults.
"An elegant collection of Wilde's finest witticisms . . . features hundreds of acerbic and razor-sharp quotations from the iconic writer, gathered according to themes." —Irish Times
"Marvel at Wilde's finest witticisms, aphorisms, paradoxes and ironic remarks in this accessible and elegantly organized collection." —Mature TImes