"I have put my genius into my life," declared Oscar Wilde, adding, "I have put only my talent into my works." This gift edition of the renowned poet and playwright's aphorisms draws upon both realms. Hundreds of sparkling jests and epigrams include quips from Wilde's personal letters and conversation... read more
The Devil's Dictionary: Complete & Unabridged by Ambrose Bierce Complete and unabridged, this paperback gift edition of an American humor classic presents more than 1,000 comic definitions praised by H. L. Mencken as "some of the most gorgeous witticisms in the English language."
New York: The Big Apple Quote Book by Bob Blaisdell More than 1,000 quotes from Walt Whitman, Calvin Trillin, Helen Hayes, Lenny Bruce, and others comment on skyscrapers, subways, the boroughs, Lady Liberty, and why people love and hate New York City.
Baseball Is . . .: Defining the National Pastime by Paul Dickson, Peter Donahue, Tim Foley Wisecracking, philosophical, nostalgic, and entertaining, these hundreds of quips and observations by players, their wives, managers, authors, and others cover every aspect of our national pastime. It's a great any-occasion gift for fans!
Golf Is . . .: Defining the Great Game by Paul Dickson Enhanced by historical and modern photographs, this gift book collects witty, incisive golf-related quotations. Sources range from duffers to pros, including Wodehouse, Chesterton, Churchill, Hogan, and many others.
The Illustrated Art of War by Sun Tzu The world's earliest military treatise covers principles of strategy, tactics, maneuvers, and other ever-relevant topics with applications to business, law, and sports. This gift edition features color illustrations of Asian art treasures.
How to Drink Like a Mad Man by Ralph Maloney, Leo Summers How did advertising executives in the Sixties stay sharp while boozing around the clock? The answer lies in this authentic document from Madison Avenue, circa 1962. "Side-splittingly funny." — Boston Herald.
Love: A Book of Quotations by Ann Braybrooks This paperback gift book features an international assortment of quotations from ancient and modern philosophers, playwrights, poets, novelists, commentators, and critics. Wise, worldly, sentimental, and cynical, it offers something for everyone.
Literary Greats Paper Dolls by Tim Foley The perfect gift for literary types, this novelty book features 35 caricatures of famous authors — Shakespeare, Dickens, Poe, and others — each accompanied by three costumes offering droll references to characters from their most popular works.
A House of Pomegranates by Jessie Marion King, Oscar Wilde Wilde's second collection of fairy tales, originally published in 1891, following "The Happy Prince" in 1888. The volume includes "The Young King," "The Birthday of the Infanta," and "The Star-Child."
The Ballad of Reading Gaol and Other Poems by Oscar Wilde Twenty-four important works focus on Wilde's poetic legacy, including The Ballad of Reading Gaol, "The Sphinx," "The Grave of Keats," "The Harlot's House," "To L. L.," 19 others.
The Canterville Ghost and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde Four of the Irish writer's finest works, among them "The Sphinx Without a Secret," "The Model Millionaire," "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime," and the title story, plus 6 "Poems in Prose."
The Complete Short Stories of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde Complete texts of "The Happy Prince and Other Tales," "A House of Pomegranates," "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories," "Poems in Prose," and "The Portrait of Mr. W. H."
De Profundis by Oscar Wilde While imprisoned, Wilde wrote this long letter of recrimination to his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. It offers fascinating insights into Wilde's life in prison and the background and psychology of a notorious affair.
An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde Scintillating drawing-room comedy revolves around a blackmail scheme that forces a married couple to reexamine their moral standards. The dialogue between young lovers, society matrons, and a formidable femme fatale keeps the action brisk.
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde Wilde's witty and buoyant comedy of manners, filled with some of literature's most famous epigrams, reprinted from an authoritative British edition. Considered Wilde's most perfect work. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde Sparkling repartee, epigrams, and dialogue enliven this witty Victorian comedy of manners in which a model of social rectitude learns from an unexpected source the difference between true morality and its appearance.
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Celebrated novel involves a handsome young Londoner who sinks into a life of depravity. His body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recent portrait reflects the ravages of his crime and sensuality.
Jewish Wit and Wisdom by Herb Galewitz Sometimes hilarious and frequently profound, this collection of aphorisms includes observations and remarks from statesmen, writers, artists, philosophers, jurists, musicians, and celebrities — from the prophets of the Old Testament to Woody Allen.
Wit and Wisdom from Poor Richard's Almanack by Benjamin Franklin Hundreds of delightful aphorisms, carefully selected from many issues of Franklin's popular 18th-century publication: "He that lies down with Dogs, shall rise up with fleas" and many others.
The Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi by Mohandas Gandhi, Homer A. Jack This selection of brief and incisive quotations range from religion and theology, personal and social ethics, service, and international and political affairs, to Gandhi's most original concept, satyagraha — group nonviolent direct action.
Women's Wit and Wisdom: A Book of Quotations by Susan L. Rattiner Over 400 memorable quotes from the last 2,500 years by Sappho, Queen Elizabeth I, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, Eleanor Roosevelt, Erma Bombeck, Oprah Winfrey, and many others. A delight!
Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations by James H. Billington, Library of Congress A treasury of thought-provoking declarations and observations features a splendid variety of political, scientific, social, and literary voices. Quoted historical figures include Paine, Milton, Emerson, Marx, Napoleon, Dickens, and Churchill.
The World's Great Speeches: Fourth Enlarged (1999) Edition by Lewis Copeland, Lawrence W. Lamm, Stephen J. McKenna Nearly 300 speeches provide public speakers with a wealth of quotes and inspiration, from Pericles' funeral oration and William Jennings Bryan's "Cross of Gold" speech to Malcolm X's powerful words on the Black Revolution. Includes 7 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
Great Speeches of the 20th Century by Bob Blaisdell This stirring anthology features addresses by Winston Churchill, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, the Dalai Lama, César Chávez, and many others. Includes 3 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
"I have put my genius into my life," declared Oscar Wilde, adding, "I have put only my talent into my works." This gift edition of the renowned poet and playwright's aphorisms draws upon both realms. Hundreds of sparkling jests and epigrams include quips from Wilde's personal letters and conversations as well as his fiction, essays, lectures, and plays. The most comprehensive collection of Wilde's witticisms, it will delight both longtime fans and new readers.
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