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Oscar Wilde

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Definition Irish writer known for his barbed wit as demonstrated in his play, The Importance of Being Earnest (1854-1900)
  • Oscar Wilde's "Reading Gaol" has the dope twisted.
    Eugene O'Neill  --  Long Day's Journey into Night
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • At Pollsmoor I first understood the truth of Oscar Wilde's haunting line about the tent of blue that prisoners call the sky.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • I sit on something hard—a book, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • OSCAR WILDE Rose Wanjera, a twenty-six-year-old woman in Kenya, showed up at a maternity clinic one afternoon.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • As Oscar Wilde once said, 'To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • The late Oscar Wilde, for instance.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • So tell me about Oscar Wilde.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • Postcards of authors are taped to the wall over her desk, Oscar Wilde and Virginia Woolf.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • He knew Pater and Oscar Wilde, and he knows Mallarme and all those fellows.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Underneath is a collection of Wordsworth poems, a Bible, and a book of plays by Oscar Wilde.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • "Ever read any Oscar Wilde?" he asked.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY BY OSCAR WILDE THE PREFACE The artist is the creator of beautiful things.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Title: An Ideal Husband Author: Oscar Wilde FIRST ACT SCENE The octagon room at Sir Robert Chiltern's house in Grosvenor Square.
    Oscar Wilde  --  An Ideal Husband
  • Oscar Wilde (1854–1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, novelist, and poet Can I just say it's really hard to snip straight when you're crying so hard you can't see?
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • As in Oscar Wilde.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • Like any book about mistakes and redemption (Oscar Wilde's De Profundis is my favorite), the mistakes are far more interesting to read about (and write about)—so I'll start with where I think I went around the bend.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • When Oscar Wilde has one character in The Importance of Being Earnest (1895) say of another, recently widowed, that "her hair has gone quite gold from grief," the statement works because our expectation is that stress turns people's hair white.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • As a consolation, Juvenal Urbino and Fermina Daza brought back the shared memory of a snowy afternoon when they were intrigued by a crowd that defied the storm outside a small bookshop on the Boulevard des Capucines because Oscar Wilde was inside.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Of course I have never READ Swinburne, but years ago, when he was in vogue, I remember Mr. Warren saying that Swinburne (or was it Oscar Wilde? but anyway:) he said that though many so-called intellectual people posed and pretended to find beauty in Swinburne, there can never be genuine beauty without the message from the heart.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street

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