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Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde, New York, 1882
A Woman of No Importance
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Lord Illingworth: The Book of
Life begins with a man and a
woman in a garden.
Mrs Allonby: It ends with
A Woman of No Importance

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde, to give him his full name, was always aware of the importance of style, whether in matters of dress or in writing:

'I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.'

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