AUTHOR | OSCAR WILDE



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Oscar Wilde | Author, poet, playwright



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Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. He is remembered for his epigrams, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, his plays, as well as the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death.
Wilde's parents were successful Anglo-Irish Dublin intellectuals. Their son became fluent in French and German early in life. At university, Wilde read Greats. he proved himself to be an outstanding classicist, first at Dublin, then at Oxford. He became known for his involvement in the rising 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 i


Born: 1854-10-16

Born in: Dublin, Ireland

Died: 1900-11-30







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If you want to be a grocer, or a general, or a polit...

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If a woman cannot make her mistakes charming, she is...

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Christ did not die to save people, but to teach peop...

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Oh! it is absurd to have a hard-and-fast rule about ...

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Mary Farquhar, who always flirts with her own husban...

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Indeed, as a rule, everybody turns out to be somebod...

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Religions die when they are proved to be true. Scien...

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But beauty, real beauty, ends where an intellectual ...

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Always! That is a dreadful word. It makes me shudder...

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You silly Arthur! If you knew anything about...anyth...

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I really don't see anything romantic in proposing. I...

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I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquain...

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Well, the way of paradoxes is the way of truth. To t...

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Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so ...

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There were sins whose fascination was more in the me...

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A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is...

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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking...

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Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are...

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To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

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