Thursday, February 19, 2015

Book Beginning: Oscar Wilde: A Certain Genius


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Oscar Wilde was a dazzling conversationalist: once heard never forgotten.

-- Oscar Wilde: A Certain Genius by Barbara Belford.

This has been sitting on my TBR shelf forever! I am finally getting to it because of my idiosyncratic selection method for my 2015 Mt. TBR challenge.


Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Great excerpt! Thanks for sharing...

Juli Rahel said...

I looovee Oscar Wilde most of the time, except when he starts talking about women in which case I need him to be quiet! I would have loved to talk to him though. He would definitely be a guest at an imaginary dinner party!
Thanks for hosting :) I hope you have a great weekend!
Juli @ Universe in Words

JLS Hall said...

One of my favorite writers. Hope you enjoy the book.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm sure that's true! It would be fun to have a conversation with Oscar Wilde, wouldn't it?

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Gilion,

Whilst this probably isn't a book I would read from cover to cover, I do love reading short extracts and quotations from his writing.

The author couldn't have chosen a better first line to open the book with.

My Book Beginning this week comes from new release 'If Only' by Norma Budden.

Thanks for hosting and have a good weekend.


BookPlease said...

I'm sure I'd find this book fascinating!

My book beginnings post is on Spilling the Beans by Clarissa Dickson Wright

Lisa Ks Book Reviews said...

What is you selection method?

Elizabeth said...


He would be wonderful to have a conversation with. :)

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Katherine P said...

Somehow I've never read any Oscar Wilde though my daughter has been fussing at me to read him. He's her favorite. I think she'd love this one.

JC Jones said...

I don't read many biographies but his starts of with an interesting sentence.

Jessica Nicole said...

I LOVE Oscar Wilde. His plays are some of my absolute favorite!!! He's just so witty. And brilliant.

Jessica @ Ramblings on Readings

fredamans said...

I'm fascinated by your book!

Nicci said...

Oscar Wilde was an interesting writer and person. This is my first time participating. Thanks for hosting the meme .

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