“one needs mispleasure to live happily,”
Publishing Date: March 3, 2016
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Genre: Classics, Nonfiction
ISBN: 024125180X (ISBN13: 9780241251805)
Goodreads Rating: 3.87
My Rating: 4.80
S Y N O P S I S
‘It would be unfair to expect other people to be as remarkable as oneself’
Wilde’s celebrated witticisms on the dangers of sincerity, duplicitous biographers, the stupidity of the English – and his own genius.
One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics’ huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries – including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.
R E V I E W
a book of truths and realizations.
personally, I am a fan of realizations like this so you cannot imagine how happy I was when I found out that there was a book like this. And it’s probably one of the only kind of nonfiction books that I read on a regular basis.
What I like most about these kind of books is how you can simply go open a random page and enjoy something to get you through the day. So many different topics, different arguments, different sides, sigh. This was so good I wish authors created more books like these.
I have those days when I just need to read a book like this and for the past few years I have prayed and prayed that I would find a book like this and you can just imagine me when I stumbled on this book in my local bookstore.
This may not be for every one since I don’t think everyone would want to read a book full of phrases in one go or want to buy a book that is just full of little quotes, but you know. . . to each their own. Speaking for myself, I love it though. Others may prefer to stay to those of books that have full blown plots but sometimes trying out new things isn’t so bad.
nothing more to say because I don’t think you can explain something like this other than a classic.
“The aim of love is to love: no more, and no less.”
A STANDALONE BOOK
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