Aphorisms

Oscar WILDE (1854 - 1900)


In 1894, Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) published two collections of aphorisms: A Few Maxims For The Instruction Of The Over-Educated, in the Saturday Review newspaper, and Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young, in the Oxford student magazine The Chameleon. By turns witty, intellectual, counter-intuitive and obtruse, the collections came to be seen by many as emblematic of Wilde's style, and countless collections of Wildean aphorisms have since been published. (Summary by Carl Manchester)

Genre(s): General Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Satire

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 A Few Maxims for the Instruction of the Over-Educated Carl Manchester
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Play 02 Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young Carl Manchester
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