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Book Title: The Happy Prince, The Selfish Giant, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories|
The author of the book: Oscar Wilde
Date of issue: January 1st 2010
ISBN 13: 9781605013275
Format files: PDF
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“I like to do all the talking myself. It saves time, and prevents arguments.”
These are a lot like Andersen's tales - fairy-tale kind of prose, talking objects, often with sad elements and sad endings. Add to it, Wilde's popular witticisms. The Rose and Nightingale is one of the most beautiful stories I have read.
“I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”
“Life is one fool thing after another whereas love is two fool things after each other.”
“I hate people who talk about themselves, as you do, when one wants to talk about oneself, as I do. ”
“He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.”
“I like hearing myself talk. It is one of my greatest pleasures. I often have long conversations all by myself,”
“What is a sensitive person?” said the Cracker to the Roman Candle. “A person who, because he has corns himself, always treads on other people’s toes,” answered the Roman Candle in a low whisper; and the Cracker nearly exploded with laughter.”
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Read information about the authorOscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet and author of numerous short stories and one novel. Known for his biting wit, and a plentitude of aphorisms, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being Earnest.
As the result of a widely covered series of trials, Wilde suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years hard labour after being convicted of "gross indecency" with other men. After Wilde was released from prison he set sail for Dieppe by the night ferry. He never returned to Ireland or Britain, and died in poverty.