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Transcript of Oscar Wilde
- born October 16th, 1854 in Dublin, Ireland
- to Jane Agnes, writer, and Sir William Wilde who was in the medical field
- three half-siblings (Henry, Emily and Mary)
- two full-siblings ( William, Isola)
The Picture of Dorian Gray
-released in 1890
- his only novel
- main theme is morality
- setting place is London, England
-"The Importance of Being Earnest"
-"The Picture of Dorian Gray"
-"Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories"
writer and poet
- married royal Constance Lloyd in 1890
- well-read, spoke several languages
- two sons (Cyril, Vyvyan)
- Attended the Portora Royal School
- Scholarship to attend Trinity College in Dublin
awarded the Berkeley Gold Medal
- Scholarship to Magdalen College in Oxford
awarded Newdigate Prize
-Moved to London because school was beginning to bore him
Types of Work
- mainly drama, short stories, dialogue, plays, essays, and journalism
- career began with writing poetry
-some song lyrics, and editing
-published only one novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray
Here some more
"True friends stab you in the front."
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."
"Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."
"Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much."
- met Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas in 1892
- accused of homosexuality and bisexuality
- arrested and imprisoned for 2 years, then fled to Paris
by: Makayla Dodd
Death of Oscar Wilde:
November 30th 1990 from cerebral meningitis at age 46 in Paris, France. His tomb lies in Paris in Pere Lachaise along with Jim Morrison.
B. "House of Pomegranates"
2.What is Oscar Wilde's most acclaimed writing?
C. "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
D. "The Canterville Ghost"
Oscar Wilde Game
1. Which one is true about him?
A. He suffered from and died from the 'Black Death'
B. He wrote for a women's fashion magazine
C. He committed heinous crimes during most of his teen years
D. His father once whipped him for wearing a brazier
What did he reply to a US customs officer asking him to declare substances?
"Those clothes look ghastly on you"
B."Nothing but my genius"
C. "Nothing but my undying love for you"
D. "Move aside my friend; do you know who I am?"
4. What were his last words?
A. "Those curtains are killing me, one of
us has to go."
B. "We all know that I'll live forever."
C. "A king should die standing."
"You gentlemen will see me again, even if I must
Wilde became particularly well known for his role in the aesthetic and decadent movements. He grew long hair and openly scorning so-called "manly" sports, decorating his rooms with peacock feathers, lilies, sunflowers and blue china.
In London he was able to build a reputation into high society, soon becoming well known as a playwright and wit. He became famous throughout London as one of the early "celebrities." His dress was a target for satire in the cartoons, but Wilde didn't seem to mind and he learned the art of self-publicity.
"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."
"We are all in the gutter, but
some of us are looking at the stars"
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Shuman, R. Baird. "Oscar Wilde." Magill’S Survey Of World Literature, Revised Edition (2009): 1-8. Literary Reference Center. Web. 25 Oct. 2013
• Mason, Stuart. (Christopher Millard), "Bibliography of Oscar Wilde" (London: Laurie, 1914). http://web.ebscohost.com/lrc/detail?vid=3&sid=4d13afab-a404-44cb-b664-eee98c1b373a%40session
Theatrical Career 1892-1895
"Vera; or, The Nihilists"
"The Duchess of Padua"
"An Ideal Husband"
"Lady Windermer's Fan"
"A Woman of No Importance"
"The Importance of Being Earnest"