Oscar Wilde was one of the most creative writers, a brilliant wit and a much sought-after personality in late nineteenth century London and Paris Society. His flamboyant style of dress and his way with words made him stand out as a true individualist in a Victorian era that preferred uniformity. His plays and stories were enthusiastically received and made him a celebrity.
Yet there was a darker side to his life, which ended abruptly in tragedy at a point where he should have been reaping the rewards of his success.
In our time he is particularly remembered for his humorous writing, especially his play The Importance Of Being Earnest, which is still widely performed to capacity audiences. Many of his witty sayings have become part of our culture: ‘There is only one thing worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about’...
In this book, Dave Farnham has gathered together a large collection of Wilde’s memorable quotes for you to enjoy. They will give you a lot of amusement as well as much to think about.