“The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly, terribly deceived.” Oscar Wilde

One morning last week, Oscar Wilde was left on the doorstep of The Eclectic Reader. An orphaned book. Who left him? He was recently purchased from this store. And why? Did they not realize who he was?

You now have another chance to buy this well-illustrated overview of the life of Oscar Wilde and the culture of the “fin de siecle,” of which he was considered “the central literary figure.”

I love him for his sharp wit. His quotes fill my “commonplace books.”


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