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

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Even men of the noblest possible moral character are...

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The only way to behave to a woman is to make love to...

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A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies f...

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Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a frie...

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Oh, brothers! I don't care for brothers. My elder br...

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It is sometimes said that the tragedy of an artist's...

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Una rosa se despertó en su sangre y ensombreció sus ...

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I am less to you than your ivory Hermes or your silv...

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I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a s...

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People say sometimes that Beauty is superficial. Tha...

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She is a peacock in everything but beauty!

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Never marry at all, Dorian. Men marry because they a...

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You can never be overdressed or overeducated.

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Well, in the first place girls never marry the men t...

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Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow...

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The only thing that one really knows about human nat...

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We all take such pains to over-educate ourselves. In...

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A man who does not think for himself does not think ...

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Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.

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