I Can Resist Everything Except Temptation

This book shows us why, more than a hundred years after his death, people of every age and from all walks of life are still drawn to Wilde's dazzling repartee and the wicked brilliance of his social observations, while his plays and stories ...

I Can Resist Everything Except Temptation

I Can Resist Everything Except Temptation

I Can Resist Everything Except Temptation is a celebration of the virtuoso of well-turned phrases and the master of the studied insult - Oscar Wilde. Indeed, so perfect were Wilde's verbal thrusts that his victims were often flattered to have been the cause of them. His needle-sharp rejoinders were repeated with delight - not least by Wilde himself, who took an artist's pride in his work. Yet for all that, his jibes were rarely cruel, for behind them lay great warmth of character, generosity of spirit, and a profound understanding of human life and its vanities. This book shows us why, more than a hundred years after his death, people of every age and from all walks of life are still drawn to Wilde's dazzling repartee and the wicked brilliance of his social observations, while his plays and stories continue to entertain and enthral succeeding generations.

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I Can Resist Everything Except Temptation
Language: en
Pages: 187
Authors: Maria Leach
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-04 - Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

I Can Resist Everything Except Temptation is a celebration of the virtuoso of well-turned phrases and the master of the studied insult - Oscar Wilde. Indeed, so perfect were Wilde's verbal thrusts that his victims were often flattered to have been the cause of them. His needle-sharp rejoinders were repeated
The Wicked Wit of Oscar Wilde
Language: en
Pages: 153
Authors: Oscar Wilde
Categories: Invective
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher:

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Wicked Wit of Oscar Wilde
Language: en
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Authors: Oscar Wilde
Categories: Invective
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher:

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I Can Resist Everything Except Temptation
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Maria Leach
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09-01 - Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

This is a celebration of the virtuoso of well-turned phrases and the master of the studied insult, Oscar Wilde. It shows readers why, more than a hundred years after his death, people of every age are still drawn to Wilde's dazzling repartee and the wicked brilliance of his social observations.
The Wicked Wit of Oscar Wilde (16pt Large Print Edition)
Language: en
Pages: 202
Authors: Maria Leach
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-21 - Publisher:

A celebration of the virtuoso of well-turned phrases and the master of the studied insult with this collection of his most acerbic quips. No playwright apart from Shakespeare is as widely quoted and Oscar Wilde's needle-sharp rejoinders are often repeated with delight. However, his jibes were rarely cruel, and displayed

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