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Transcript of Oscar Wilde
He wrote many books but only one was published in his lifetime!!!!
"No Man is Rich Enough To Buy Back His Past"
Oscar Wilde's Books,Plays, and Poems
The Picture of Dorian Grey
The Happy Prince and Other Tales
The Canterville Ghost
The Model Millionaire
The Young King
The Fisherman and his Soul
The Nightingale and the Rose
A House of Pomegranates
The Selfish Giant
Intentions: Essays in Aesthetics
Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Importance of Being Oscar
Lady Windermere's Fan
An Ideal Husband
Oscar Wilde has lots of family. William Wilde and Jane Elgee are his parents. He had 5 other siblings: Henry, Emily, Mary, William, and Isola. He had 2 children: Cyril and Vyvyan. He had one friend: Bram Stoker, also a writer. His grandson, Merlin Holland wrote a biography on Oscar.
Friday, March 7, 2014
by Sean Ayoub
Vol XCIII, No. 311
He had possessed three middle names at birth
Nine biography's have been written about him, one by his grandson Merlin Holland
Regarded as one of the greatest playwrights of the Victorian Era, Wilde wrote and produced nine plays.
Several biographical films, television series and stage plays have been produced on the life of Oscar Wilde since 1960.
Although a proficient and versatile writer, Wilde only wrote one novel during his lifetime: “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” published in 1891.
Went on a lecture tour throughout the United States, London and Canada to teach aesthetic values in 1879.
Quote From Oscar!!!
About The Author
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Bram Stoker wrote 12 books including
The Jewel of Seven Star
Oscar Wilde was born on October 16, 1854 in Dublin Ireland. He grew up with 5 siblings: William, Henry, Mary, Emily and Isola.His father was Sir William Wilde was a respected surgeon. His mother, Francesca Elgee Wilde, was a flamboyant a dramatic person who, before her marriage, published revolutionary poems under the pen name "Speranza." Oscar was the second of the couple's three children, and also had three half-siblings that Sir William Wilde fathered before his marriage.
When Oscar was nine, Wilde began his studies at the Portora Royal School in Enniskillen, Ireland. At the age of sixteen, he registered at Trinity College in Dublin. Wilde was an exceptional student. He took interest in the classics and was awarded the Berkeley Gold Medal, the highest honor available to classics students at Trinity. He competed for a scholarship to Oxford University's Magdalen College and won it. In 1874, twenty-year-old Oscar Wilde headed over to England to study at Oxford.
Oscar Wilde had two sons: Cyril (1885-1915) and Vyvyan (1886-1967). They idealized their father. They were dressed very fashionably, in matching outfits like satin cavalier outfits, Little Lord Fauntleroy suits, sailor suits, and other outfits. Following Wilde's disgrace, Constance Lloyd took the children to Switzerland. She changed the family name to Holland. The children were registered in an English-language school in Germany. All through school the boys had to disguise their identity, although they were never told why. They were left to worry as to what terrible crime he had committed. Constance died only a few years late (in 1898), and the boys were brought back to England, but separated. Both boys served in World War I. Cyril was killed (in 1915). Vyvyan went on to write the book Son of Oscar Wilde. Vyvyan's son Merlin is also a writer and wrote a biography on Oscar. The family has kept the name Holland, never reverting to Wilde.