I Can Resist Everything Except Temptation: And Other Quotations from Oscar Wilde
I love scandals about other people, but scandals about myself don't interest me. They have not got the charm of novelty, one of Oscar Wilde's characters says. Another remarks, I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. Before Wilde himself was brought down in one of the most sensational scandals of his time, he was sought after for his flamboyant personality, his scintillating conversation and his sophisticated wit.
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