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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It would kill the past, and when that was dead, he w...

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It is perfectly monstrous,' he said, at last, 'the w...

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I never approve, or disapprove, of anything now. It ...

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I am jealous of everything whose beauty does not die...

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Human life--that appeared to him the one thing worth...

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I am so glad that you have never done anything, neve...

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I never travel without my diary. One should always h...

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Behind the perfection of a man's style, must lie the...

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Beauty is a form of Genius--is higher, indeed, than ...

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A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does...

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It is simply expression, as Henry says, that gives r...

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Natürlich ist die Ehe nur Gewohnheit. Eine schlecht...

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It was the passions about whose origin we deceived o...

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Nobody is worthy to be loved. The fact that God love...

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That is one of the great secrets of life Nowadays mo...

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The proper basis for marriage is mutual misunderstan...

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His sudden mad love for Sibyl Vane was a psychologic...

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She is all the great heroines of the world in one. S...

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The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a...

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Truth, in matters of religion, is simply the opinion...

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