Oscar Wilde

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  • Birth

    He was born in Ireland.
  • Learnt languages

    Learnt languages
    He learnt to speak fluent French and Germany.
  • An exceptional classicist

    An exceptional classicist
    He demonstrated himself to be an exceptional classicist, first at Trinity College Dublin, then an Oxford.
  • Become one of the best

    Become one of the best
    In the early 1890s he became one of the best playwrights in London.
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    The Picture of Dorian Gray
    It`s about a young man, Dorian who has a portrait painted of himself. The artist, thinks Dorian is very beautiful, and becomes obsessed with Dorian. One day in Basil's garden, Dorian Gray meets a man, Lord Henry. Lord Henry makes Dorian believe that the only thing important in life is beauty. However, Dorian realizes that he will become less beautiful as he grows older. He wishes the portrait Basil painted would become old in his place. Dorian then sells his soul so he can be beautiful forever.
  • Salome.

    The original 1891 version of the play was in French. Three years later an English translation was published. The play tells in one act the Biblical story of Salome, stepdaughter of the tetrarch Herod Antipas, who, to her stepfather's dismay but to the delight of her mother Herodias, requests the head of Jokanaan (John the Baptist) on a silver platter as a reward for dancing the dance of the seven veils.
  • The Importance of Being Earnest.

    The Importance of Being Earnest.
    The Importance of Being Earnest. John Worthing, a carefree young gentleman, is the inventor of a fictitious brother, “Ernest,” whose wicked ways afford John an excuse to leave his country home from time to time and journey to London, where he stays with his close friend and confidant, Algernon Moncrieff.
  • The Ballad of Reading Gao

    The Ballad of Reading Gao
    The Ballad of Reading Gaol is a poem by Oscar Wilde, written in exile in Berneval-le-Grand, after his release from Reading Gaol on 19 May 1897. Wilde had been incarcerated in Reading after being convicted of gross indecency with other men in 1895 and sentenced to two years' hard labour in prison.
  • Death

    Oscar Wilde dead.
  • De Profundis.

    De Profundis.
    In its first half Wilde recounts their previous relationship and extravagant lifestyle which eventually led to Wilde's conviction and imprisonment for gross indecency. He indicts both Lord Alfred's vanity and his own weakness in acceding to those wishes. In the second half, Wilde charts his spiritual development in prison and identification with Jesus Christ, whom he characterises as a romantic, individualist artist. The letter began "Dear Bosie" and ended "Your Affectionate Friend".