Read by Carl Manchester

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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) (0 hr 11 min)


A Few Maxims for the Instruction of the Over-Educated 4:44 Read by Carl Manchester
Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young 7:00 Read by Carl Manchester



(5 stars)

A fascinating man possessing a brilliant sense of humor! So many truths bound in a biting wit! Well read! Thanks to all volunteers and the incomparable Librivox! I love all you do!

(5 stars)

A wonderful and witty sampling of Oscar Wilde at his funniest.