This is the first Oscar Wilde book that I have read and I loved it. He is a genius at comedy .Algernon says some of the most ridiculous and adorable things.I love hearing my relations abused. It is the only thing that makes me put up with them at all. Relations are simply a tedious pack of people, who haven't got the remotest knowledge of how to live, nor the smallest instinct about when to die. I am sick to death of cleverness. Everybody is clever nowadays. You can't go anywhere without meeting clever people. The thing has become an absolute public nuisance. I wish to goodness we had a few fools left.All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his. 'Nuff said.