A Conversation for Oscar Wilde - Playwright and Wit

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x25

Would like to congratulate you on a very informative and interestingly written article. Loved it
x25


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MDS

Many thanks! smiley - smiley

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Marie Rivendell

Certainly very nice... I wondered: iN An ideal Husband, somewhere in the first act, mrs. Cheveley answers to somebody saying that her husbad adores the blue books, and she says that she prefers ones in yellow covers... What on earth does that mean?
help, i*m so curious....
Marie Rivendell


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MDS

Maybe 'blue' as in 'erotic'. The joke is that Mrs Cheveley doesn't understand the reference.

(Just a guess. I don't remember the line off-hand).

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Marie Rivendell

nah... I don't think so. I think the blue books are those ones where you can look up names and achievements of famous people. And this guy could look up himself, and liked them for that reason
And yellow books must be something interesting... I still wonder what.
but thanks anyway


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edukate4753

The reference to the yellow book is one refering to the famous yellow book of the victorian era, to find out about the yellow book click the link http://www.victorianweb.org/decadence/yellowbook.html


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