Oscar Wilde quote about life from The Importance of Being Earnest - The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.
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The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.
 Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest (1895). copy citation

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Author Oscar Wilde
Source The Importance of Being Earnest
Topic life happy end fiction
Date 1895
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/844/844-h/844-h.htm

Context

“I wrote one myself in earlier days.
Cecily. Did you really, Miss Prism? How wonderfully clever you are! I hope it did not end happily? I don't like novels that end happily. They depress me so much.
Miss Prism. The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means.
Cecily. I suppose so. But it seems very unfair. And was your novel ever published?
Miss Prism. Alas! No. The manuscript unfortunately was abandoned.” source

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