Paris, France Irish-born English author, dramatist, and poet The English author Oscar Wilde was part of the "art for art's sake" movement in English literature at the end of the nineteenth century. He is best known for his brilliant, witty comedies including the play The Importance of Being Earnest and his classic novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. His father, Sir William Wilde, was a well-known surgeon; his mother, Jane Francisca Elgee Wilde, wrote popular poetry and other work under the pseudonym pen name Speranza. Because of his mother's literary successes, young Oscar enjoyed a cultured and privileged childhood.
His father was a successful surgeon and his mother a writer and literary hostess.
While at Oxford, Wilde became involved in the aesthetic movement. After he graduated, he moved to London to pursue a literary career. His output was diverse. A first volume of his poetry was published in but as well as composing verse, he contributed to publications such as the 'Pall Mall Gazette', wrote fairy stories and published a novel 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' His greatest talent was for writing plays, and he produced a string of extremely popular comedies including 'Lady Windermere's Fan''An Ideal Husband ' and 'The Importance of Being Earnest' Drama and tragedy marred Wilde's private life.
He married Constance Lloyd in and they had two sons, but in Wilde began an affair with Lord Alfred Douglas, nicknamed 'Bosie'.
In AprilWilde sued Bosie's father, the Marquis of Queensberry, for libel, after the Marquis has accused him of being homosexual. Wilde lost and, after details of his private life were revealed during the trial, was arrested and tried for gross indecency. He was sentenced to two years of hard labour.
While in prison he composed a long letter to Douglas, posthumously published under the title 'De Profundis'. His wife took their children to Switzerland and adopted the name 'Holland'.
Wilde was released with his health irrevocably damaged and his reputation ruined. He died in Paris on 30 November The writing style in The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde was a writer that appreciated writing style more than the actual substance in literary pieces.
In his only finished piece, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde accomplished perfection. Outstanding childhood Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born in Dublin, Ireland, on October 16, His father, Sir William Wilde, was a well-known surgeon; his mother, Jane Francisca Elgee Wilde, wrote popular poetry and other work under the pseudonym (pen name) Speranza.
On October 16, , Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born in Dublin, Ireland. He would go on to become one of the world's most prolific writers, dabbling in everything from plays and.
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