Per the title, Oscar Wilde was an Irish nineteenth century playwright, poet and author of numerous short stories and one novel. Known for his biting wit, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being Earnest. See more »
Where I come from, Mr. Paladin, there's a word for a cheap trick like that: showboating.
I have another name for it. Salesmanship.
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