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A Woman of No Importance

By Oscar Wilde

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| Paperback | 9780140622454

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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 se Continue

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?

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

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    "People nowadays are so absolutely superficial that they don't understand the philosophy of th ...(continue)

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

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    "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."

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    Candid Slip said on Apr 17, 2012 | Add your feedback

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    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 art ...(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.

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    rosewood said on Jun 1, 2010 | Add your feedback

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    How could I do without my friend Oscar...
    Brilliant at the most

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    Albe said on Nov 12, 2009 | Add your feedback

  • 4 people find this helpful

    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 ILLINGW ...(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.

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    Artemisia said on Oct 10, 2009 | Add your feedback

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    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!).

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    Bergblue said on Jun 22, 2008 | Add your feedback

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