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William Shakespeare

Notes & Quotes

By Michael O'Mara Books

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Format: Paperback, 128 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 May 2016
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 a profound understanding of the human character and its vanities. Includes such notable quotes as: `Work is the curse of the drinking classes.' Attributed `All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.' The Importance of Being Earnest `We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.' Lady Windermere's Fan With a timeline of his life and quotations divided by themes, this book demonstrates why, more than a hundred years after his death, people are still drawn to Wilde's dazzling repartee and the wicked brilliance of his social observations.

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Sharpen your quill and pen your thoughts in this gorgeous notebook, as you are inspired by the Bard of Avon's most thought-provoking quotes.

About the Author

Michael O'Mara Books has established a reputation for high-profile autobiographies and biographies, innovative humor and nonfiction, and highly commercial children's books.

EAN: 9781782435419
ISBN: 1782435417
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
Dimensions: 19.56 x 13.72 x 1.02 centimetres (0.26 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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