Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Love X Worshipism: An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband

written by Oscar Wilde back in 1895

An Ideal Husband

 

came as a surprise

random download from the book store chart

when I ran out of books on my bookshelf

after finally finishing <Dream of Red Chamber>

which took me like years

 

it is written in the format of a play

making it really straight forward to read

retaining the refined and witty English conversations

 

3 simple scenes

surrounding the themes of

man vs woman

politics & ambition

London society

 

an incident of theft, insider’s trade, blackmail,

intersects with the issue of love & jealousy

 

some quotes:

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people

we personally dislike.

 

Women have a wonderful instinct about things. They

can discover everything except the obvious.

 

I love talking about nothing, father.

It is the only thing I know anything about.

 

We women worship when we love;

and when we lose our worship, we lose everything.

 

Fashion is what one wears oneself.

What is unfashionable is what other people wear.

Other people are quite dreadful.

The only possible society is oneself.

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