Oscar Wilde

Wilde in 1889 '''Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde''' (16 October 185430 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, the early 1890s saw him become one of the most popular playwrights in London. He is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, his novel ''The Picture of Dorian Gray'', and the circumstances of his criminal conviction for "gross indecency", imprisonment, and early death at age 46.

Wilde's parents were successful Anglo-Irish intellectuals in Dublin. A young Wilde learned to speak fluent French and German. At university, Wilde read Greats; he demonstrated himself to be an exceptional classicist, first at Trinity College Dublin, then at Oxford. He became associated with the emerging philosophy of aestheticism, led by two of his tutors, Walter Pater and John Ruskin. After university, Wilde moved to London into fashionable cultural and social circles.

As a spokesman for aestheticism, he tried his hand at various literary activities: he published a book of poems, lectured in the United States and Canada on the new "English Renaissance in Art" and interior decoration, and then returned to London where he worked prolifically as a journalist. Known for his biting wit, flamboyant dress and glittering conversational skill, Wilde became one of the best-known personalities of his day. At the turn of the 1890s, he refined his ideas about the supremacy of art in a series of dialogues and essays, and incorporated themes of decadence, duplicity, and beauty into what would be his only novel, ''The Picture of Dorian Gray'' (1890). The opportunity to construct aesthetic details precisely, and combine them with larger social themes, drew Wilde to write drama. He wrote ''Salome'' (1891) in French while in Paris but it was refused a licence for England due to an absolute prohibition on the portrayal of Biblical subjects on the English stage. Unperturbed, Wilde produced four society comedies in the early 1890s, which made him one of the most successful playwrights of late-Victorian London.

At the height of his fame and success, while ''The Importance of Being Earnest'' (1895) was still being performed in London, Wilde had the Marquess of Queensberry prosecuted for criminal libel. The Marquess was the father of Wilde's lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. The libel trial unearthed evidence that caused Wilde to drop his charges and led to his own arrest and trial for gross indecency with men. After two more trials he was convicted and sentenced to two years' hard labour, the maximum penalty, and was jailed from 1895 to 1897. During his last year in prison, he wrote ''De Profundis'' (published posthumously in 1905), a long letter which discusses his spiritual journey through his trials, forming a dark counterpoint to his earlier philosophy of pleasure. On his release, he left immediately for France, never to return to Ireland or Britain. There he wrote his last work, ''The Ballad of Reading Gaol'' (1898), a long poem commemorating the harsh rhythms of prison life. Provided by Wikipedia
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The picture of dorian grey
Colegio Nacional de Monserrat
by Wilde, Oscar
Published 1989
Book
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El crimen de lord arthur savile
Colegio Nacional de Monserrat
by Wilde, Oscar
Published 2000
Book
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El fantasma de canterville
Colegio Nacional de Monserrat
by Wilde, Oscar
Published 2007
Book
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El fantasma de canterville
Colegio Nacional de Monserrat
by Wilde, Oscar
Published 1998
Book
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El gigante egoista y otros cuentos
Colegio Nacional de Monserrat
by Wilde, Oscar
Published 1998
Book
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El retrato de dorian gray
Colegio Nacional de Monserrat
by Wilde, Oscar
Published 2004
Book
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Ensayos y dialogas
Colegio Nacional de Monserrat
by Wilde, Oscar
Published 1985
Book
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by Wilde, Oscar
Published 2003
Book
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by Wilde, Oscar
Published 2003
Book
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La importancia de llamarse ernesto
Colegio Nacional de Monserrat
by Wilde, Oscar
Published 1969
Book
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La tragedia de mi vida
Colegio Nacional de Monserrat
by Wilde, Oscar
Published 1925
Book
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Selección de textos
Escuela Superior de Comercio Manuel Belgrano
by Wilde, Oscar
Published 2009
Book
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El fantasma de Canterville y otros cuentos
Escuela Superior de Comercio Manuel Belgrano
by Wilde, Oscar
Published 1993
Book
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El fantasma de canterville y otros relatos
Escuela Superior de Comercio Manuel Belgrano
by Wilde, Oscar
Published 1972
Book
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El fantasma de canterville y otros relatos
Escuela Superior de Comercio Manuel Belgrano
by Wilde, Oscar
Published 2003
Book
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El fantasma de canterville y otros relatos
Escuela Superior de Comercio Manuel Belgrano
by Wilde, Oscar
Published 2003
Book
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El ruiseñor y la rosa (cuentos-poemas en p
Escuela Superior de Comercio Manuel Belgrano
by Wilde, Oscar
Published 1964
Book
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La balada de la carcel de reading (poemas)
Escuela Superior de Comercio Manuel Belgrano
by Wilde, Oscar
Published 1946
Book
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Obras completas (oscar wilde)
Escuela Superior de Comercio Manuel Belgrano
by Wilde, Oscar
Published 1967
Book
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Una mujer sin importancia-un marido ideal
Escuela Superior de Comercio Manuel Belgrano
by Wilde, Oscar
Published 1958
Book
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