Oscar Wilde was no less in this. His playful choice of words sugar coated with his inherent sarcasm, would leave you dumbstruck. I hope you will never fall into the error. If you do, you will be sorry for it. He believed that education is useless as whatever is worth knowing can not be taught in any institutions. Even writing long books is of no use if it lacks life and literature. His beliefs and writings revolutionized the aesthetic movement and he played a key role in redefining the way of seeing and creating art.
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All that it shows us is our own soul. This fact is the beginning of criticism. A person who could see life for its comedies knows how to live life to the fullest. Seeing the joys in the difficult times was what Oscar Wilde believed in.
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Its catastrophes happen in the wrong way and to the wrong peopl e. There is a grotesque horrors about its comedies. Things lasts either too long or not long enough. So, all in all, if Oscar Wilde would have been alive today, his twitter account would have been the most popular one. The book is a perfect example of it. Being a short and quick read with loads of wisdom in it, it is a book everybody can read. And the most important thing is that you can read it from any random page as there is something new in each and every page of this book.
The lessons in this book can be read again and again through out your life. What more can you expect from a book, which you could read from any random page and pretend to be engrossed in it? Classics , Non Fiction. February 27, at am. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Email Address. The Minireads Book reviews and lessons. Why reading Oscar Wilde never gets old.
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Work is the curse of the drinking classes. Will and I tried to select ten of Oscar Wilde's best, and most witty quotes.
The reason that we failed that our opinion changed from one day to the next. It was just so difficult to leave out any of his quotes, they all have a place where they sum up a situation succinctly.
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This is why we have stayed with this long list of witty sayings. It looks just like a modern day dandy posing on a rock. When Will was there he could not find an traces of lipstick that others report seeing on Oscar Wilde's tomb. Back in homosexuality was illegal and Oscar formed an illicit relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas known as 'Bosie'. They probably would have got away with it if Oscar had not sued Bosie's father for libel. As always, the truth is an absolute defence to libel, therefore Oscar lost his case.
Worse was to follow when the police felt they had to take an interest; after all homosexuality was illegal, and Oscar's activity was now public knowledge. It was a forgone conclusion that his prosecution for 'Gross indecent acts' would lead to conviction and a goal sentence resulted.
Even in prison he continued to exercise his literary skill and wrote 'De Profundis' A book about his relationship with 'Bosie', also the famous 'The Ballade of Reading Gaol'. Then as As Oscar was standing in handcuffs in the rain, waiting to be taken to Reading Gaol after his court conviction, he was heard to say: "If this is how Queen Victoria treats her prisoners, then she doesn't deserve to have any.
After Oscar Wilde was imprisoned, his wife Constance changed her name to Holland.