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The AnkiDroid Collection (Part 26) – Luck, Envy & Dialectics

Ankidroid additions related to Science, History and Philosophy. More information about Anki can be found in this article. Luck In a recent interview Douglas Murray told the above quote by the former American Baseball player Branch Rickey. He used the

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Humanity and Seriousness – Oscar Wilde

The following dialogue adds another fascinating insight to Lord Henry’s character in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. The last time, we explored Henry’s pleasure of influencing and misleading people. This week we broaden our image of Henry by

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‘Taking Pleasure of Influencing and Misleading’- Revisiting Oscar Wilde’s Only Novel

For today’s ‘Wednesday book quote’ we revisit Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. This section examines further the mindset and personality of Lord Henry whose brash and provocative monologue Youth is the one thing worth having was discussed previously.

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‘Youth is the One Thing Worth Having’ – The Picture of Dorian Gray

When the decadent Lord Henry Wotton warns the irresistible young Dorian Gray that he really should not get sunburnt, his forthcoming remarks regarding youth and beauty are unashamedly brash but correct none the less. In the opinion of this poster

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The Happy Prince – Oscar Wilde (adapted and directed by Orson Welles)

When I was a child, I used to play this record incessantly. (Part 1 & 2 of the audio below). Today, as a 45 year old man, it still brings a tear to my eye! It remains the most beautiful

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