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Reviews by Oscar Wilde
By: (1854-1900)

In this collection of reviews, Oscar Wilde showcases his wit and talent for critique. His observations are sharp and often blisteringly funny, revealing his keen eye for detail and his inimitable writing style. Wilde's reviews range from scathing to effusive, providing insight into his own tastes and preferences as a reader. While some of the references may be dated, his writing remains engaging and timeless. Fans of Wilde's work will appreciate this glimpse into his literary opinions, while newcomers will be entertained by his clever prose. Overall, Reviews by Oscar Wilde is an enjoyable read that offers a unique perspective on the literary world from one of its most iconic figures.

Book Description:

Wilde’s literary reputation has survived so much that I think it proof against any exhumation of articles which he or his admirers would have preferred to forget. As a matter of fact, I believe this volume will prove of unusual interest; some of the reviews are curiously prophetic; some are, of course, biassed by prejudice hostile or friendly; others are conceived in the author’s wittiest and happiest vein; only a few are colourless. And if, according to Lord Beaconsfield, the verdict of a continental nation may be regarded as that of posterity, Wilde is a much greater force in our literature than even friendly contemporaries ever supposed he would become.

It should be remembered, however, that at the time when most of these reviews were written Wilde had published scarcely any of the works by which his name has become famous in Europe, though the protagonist of the æsthetic movement was a well-known figure in Paris and London.

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Reviews (Rated: 3 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - May 5, 2018
Started out being interesting, amusing, "listenable", but the longer I listened the less it became. Not one to listen to without complete concentration and it didn't work for me; might work for someone else.

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