Description or summary of the book: In the library of a country house in Nottinghamshire, Vivian is writing an article about the importance of lying, when he is interrupted by Cyril, who tries to tempt him away, but instead is drawn into a discussion about art, nature, literature and imagination.The Decay of Lying sees Wilde explore his deepest preoccupations about the relationship between life and art, and examine the work of such writers as Shakespeare and Balzac.
Estimated reading time (average reader): 8H16M
Other categories, genre or collection: Literary Essays, Funny Books & Stories, Parodies & Spoofs
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