Shorter Prose Pieces is a collection of lectures and quotes by Oscar Wilde, in which he talks about various topics and themes. In Slaves of Fashion, Wilde criticizes the evils of corsetry, and in Woman's Dress, he advises women to suspend the weight and reduce the number of layers of clothing and make it more hygienic. He advises them to wear more antique dresses. Other pieces such as Costume, Phrases, and Philosophies for the Use of the Young and The American Invasion are also included in the volume.
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Excerpt from Shorter Prose Pieces by Oscar Wilde
Webster's edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of difficult and potentially ambiguous English words. Rare or idiosyncratic words and expressions are given lower priority compared to "difficult, yet commonly used" words. Rather than supply a single translation, many words are translated for a variety of meanings in German, allowing readers to better grasp the ambiguity of English, and avoid using the notes as a pure translation crutch. Having the reader decipher a word's meaning within context serves to improve vocabulary retention and understanding. Each page covers words not already highlighted on previous pages. If a difficult word is not translated on a page, chances are that it has been translated on a previous page.