Nothing ... Except My Genius is a collection of quotes from Wilde's stories, plays, lectures, reviews and letters. Also included are a priceless foreword and reference to Wilde, the artist and the man. Exploring the full extent of his humour together with the deep and profound aspects of his personality, the work is a manifestation of his genius. It clearly indicates the wit, wisdom and the impudence of his style and most of all, the vividness of his vision that makes it an inspiring read.
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'I have nothing to declare,' Wilde once told an American customs official, 'except my genius.' A socialite, a wit, a man who flaunted convention and was unafraid to shock, Oscar Wilde was a great writer and a great man. This new collection of wit and wisdom demonstrates the brilliance of his vision, the audacity of his style. Such is the scope of the material, it brings to life the Wilde of great feeling as well as the Wilde of great art.About the Author:
Known for his barbed wit, Oscar Wilde was one of the most successful late-Victorian playwrights and a great celebrity. The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray are among his best known works. He is perhaps most famous for his trial, in which he eloquently defended homosexual love and was sentenced to two years of hard labor.
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Book Description Penguin Books (NZ), 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141439874