Create your own shelf sign up

Together we find better books

[−]
  • Search Conteggio caratteri ISBN valido ISBN non valido Codice a barre valido Codice a barre non valido loading search

A Woman of No Importance

By

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

4.0
(61)

Language:English | Number of Pages: 96 | Format: Paperback | In other languages: (other languages) Italian

Isbn-10: 0140622454 | Isbn-13: 9780140622454 | Publish date: 

Also available as: Audio Cassette , Library Binding , Audio CD , Hardcover , eBook , Others

Category: Fiction & Literature

Do you like A Woman of No Importance ?
Join aNobii to see if your friends read it, and discover similar books!

Sign up for free
Book Description
Oscar Wilde's audacious drama of social scandal centres around the revelation of Mrs Arbuthnot's long-concealed secret. A house party is in full swing at Lady Hunstanton's country home, when it is announced that Gerald Arbuthnot has been appointed secretary to the sophisticated, witty Lord Illingworth. Gerald's mother stands in the way of his appointment, but fears to tell him why, for who will believe Lord Illingworth to be a man of no importance?
Sorting by
  • 5

    I love Oscar Wilde. His books are so sophisticated, compelling, with sutle humor. And beautiful English.


    -------------------------------------------------
    "People nowadays are so absolutely superficial that they don't understand the philosophy of the superficial"


    "The only differenc ...continue

    I love Oscar Wilde. His books are so sophisticated, compelling, with sutle humor. And beautiful English.

    ------------------------------------------------- "People nowadays are so absolutely superficial that they don't understand the philosophy of the superficial"

    "The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a futuer."

    said on 

  • 5

    Su wilde ormai è inutile sprecare parole che non riuscirebbero neanche minimamente ad esprimere le sue opere.
    è solo uno dei tanti,però mi ha conquistato particolarmente.
    La penna di wilde è unica nel suo genere,le sue battute uniche come la sua arte,è davvero uno dei pochi,anzi pochissimi scrit ...continue

    Su wilde ormai è inutile sprecare parole che non riuscirebbero neanche minimamente ad esprimere le sue opere. è solo uno dei tanti,però mi ha conquistato particolarmente. La penna di wilde è unica nel suo genere,le sue battute uniche come la sua arte,è davvero uno dei pochi,anzi pochissimi scrittori che riescono ad incuriosire e divertire così tanto il lettore,e al tempo stesso farlo riflettere. veramente avvincente.

    said on 

  • 5

    MRS. ALLONBY: The one advantage of playing with fire, Lady Caroline, is that one never gets even singed. It is the people who don't know how to play with it who get burned up.

    MRS. ALLONBY: What a througly bad man you must be!
    LORD ILLINGWORTH: What do you call a bad man?
    MRS. AL ...continue

    MRS. ALLONBY: The one advantage of playing with fire, Lady Caroline, is that one never gets even singed. It is the people who don't know how to play with it who get burned up.

    MRS. ALLONBY: What a througly bad man you must be!
    LORD ILLINGWORTH: What do you call a bad man?
    MRS. ALLONBY: The sort of man who admires innocence.

    MRS. ALLONBY: Men always want to be a woman's first love. That is their clumsy vanity. We women have a more subtle instinct about things. What we like is to be a man's last romance.

    HESTER: [...] You love the beauty that you can see and touch and handle, the beauty that you can destroy, and do destroy, but of the unseen beauty of life, of the unsee beauty of a higher life, you konw nothing. You lost life's secret. [...]

    LORD ILLINGWORTH: You should never try to understand them. Women are pictures. Men are problems. If you want to know what a woman really means - wich, by the way, is always a dangerous thing to do - look at her, don't listen to her.

    MRS. ARBUTHNOT: Don't be deceived, George. Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely if ever do they forgive them.

    said on 

  • 0

    Tutto questo per capire che aveva ragione qualcuno nel dirmi che una "lingua" la si deve tener esercitata...
    Ruggine ovunque!
    Oh my dog! (Sì, c'è scritto proprio dog!).

    said on