Oscar Wilde

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  • Oscar Wilde is born

    Oscar Wilde is born
    Oscar Wild is born on October 16, 1854, in Dublin, the capital of Irlande
  • Newdigate Prize

    Newdigate Prize
    Oscar Wilde win the coveted Newdigate Prize with a long poem, "Ravenna"
  • "Poems"

    "Poems"
    Oscar Wilde publish, at his own expense, "Poems", which echoed, too faithfully, his discipleship to others poets
  • Lecture in the United States and Canada

    Lecture in the United States and Canada
    Eager for further acclaim, Oscar Wilde agree to lecture in the United States and Canada, announcing on his arrival at customs in New York City that he had “nothing to declare but his genius.”
  • Constance Lloyd

    Constance Lloyd
    Oscar Wilde marry Constance Lloyd, daughter of a prominent Irish barrister
  • Cyril Wilde

    Cyril Wilde
    Oscar Wilde's son, Cyril, is born
  • Vyvyan Wilde

    Vyvyan Wilde
    Oscar Wilde's son, Vyvyan, is born
  • " The Happy Prince and Other Tales"

    " The Happy Prince and Other Tales"
    Oscar Wilde publish "The Happy Prince and Other Tales", reveals his gift for romantic allegory in the form of the fayry tale
  • "The Picture of Dorian Gray"

    "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
    His only novel, " The Picture of Dorian Gray", is publish in this year. Oscar Wilde's reputation rests on this novel, which combined the supernatural elements of the gothic novel with the unspeakable sins of French decadent fiction
  • "Lady Windermere’s Fan"

    "Lady Windermere’s Fan"
    "Lady Windermere’s Fan" is a masterful comedy which demonstrated that this wit could revitalize the rusty machinery of French drama
  • "Salomé"

    "Salomé"
    Oscar Wilde publish his macabre play "Salomé". Also, an English translation appear in 1894 with Aubrey Beardsley’s celebrated illustrations
  • Wilde's final plays

    Wilde's final plays
    Oscar Wilde produce his final plays, "An Ideal Husband" and "The Importance of Being Earnest". In the latter, his greatest achievement, the conventional elements of farce are transformed into satiric epigrams
  • Oscar Wilde is sentence

    Oscar Wilde is sentence
    Wilde testify brilliantly, but the jury fail to reach a verdict. In the retrial he is found guilty and sentence to two years at hard labour
  • Oscar Wilde is released

    Oscar Wilde is released
    Wilde is released, a bankrupt, and immediately go to France, hoping to regenerate himself as a writer
  • "The Ballad of Reading Gaol"

    "The Ballad of Reading Gaol"
    His only remaining work is "The Ballad of Reading Gaol", which
    reveal his concern for inhumane prison conditions
  • Oscar Wilde dies

    Oscar Wilde dies
    He die of acute meningitis brought on by an ear infection. In his semiconscious final moments, he was received into the Roman Catholic Church, which he had long admired
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    Portora Royal School

    Oscar Wilde attend Portora Royal School, in Enniskillen
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    Trinity College

    Oscar Wilde went, on successive scholarships, to Trinity College, in Dublin
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    Magdalen College

    Oscar Wilde attend Magdalen College, in Oxford, which awarded him a degree with honours
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    Aestheticism

    Aestheticism is the rage and despair of literary London and Wilde
    establish himself in social and artistic circles by his wit and flamboyance
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    Woman's World

    Oscar Wilde become editor of Woman's World
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    Oscar Wilde's imprisonment

    He was the object of celebrated civil and criminal suits involving homosexuality and ending in his imprisonment