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Oscar Wilde

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Stephanie Wilcox

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Oscar Wilde
"Professor of Aesthetics" October 16, 1854 - Born in Dublin, Ireland
Parents- Sir William Wilde and Lady Jane Francesca Agnes Elgee Wilde ("Speranza")
"Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely ever, do they forgive them."
Siblings- William Wilde and Isola Wilde Early Life Writing:
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Lord Arthur of Savile's Crime
The Canterville Ghost
The Portaint of Mr. W. H.
The Importance of Being Earnest
Lady Windermere's Fan
The Duchess of Padua
A Woman of No Importnace
An Ideal Husband
Vera, or the Nihilists
A Florentine Tragedy
La Sainte Courtisane
"The Ballad of Reading Gaol"
"The Sphinx"
"Charmides and Other Poems"
"Selected Poems" 1874- Graduated Trinity College
1875- Attended Magdalene College in Oxford
1880's- Established himself as a writer, poet, and lecturer
Late 1881- Toured the United States speaking of the principles of Aestheticism
" Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter is every six months." Great Potato Famine- 1845-1851 1884- Married Constance Lloyd
“The proper basis for marriage is mutual misunderstanding."
Cyril and Vyvyan born
1891- Began his affair with Lord Alfred Douglas
"You cannot do anything against the power of my affection for Oscar Wilde and his for me".
Lord Alfred Douglas
May 25, 1895- Convicted and sentenced to two years of jail with hard manual labor
1897- Released from jail. Moved to France
"We know not whether laws be right Or whether laws be wrong All we know who lie in gaol Is that the walls are strong And each day is like a year A year whose days are long." November 30, 1900- Wilde dies
"One of us had to go" Aesthetic- "a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of beauty, art, and taste and with the creation and appreciation of beauty" (Merriam Webster Dictionary) Today:
Both the current and former presidents of Ireland supported the decriminalization of homosexuality
1993- Homosexuality decriminalized
2010- Civil Partnership Bill signed in law "A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction." Works Cited

"Aesthetic." Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 03 Sept. 2012. <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aesthetic>.

BrainyQuote. Xplore, n.d. Web. 03 Sept. 2012. <http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/o/oscar_wilde.html>.

"Neurotic Poets." - Oscar Wilde. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Sept. 2012. <http://www.neuroticpoets.com/wilde/>.

"Oscar Wilde Biography." Biography of Oscar Wilde. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Sept. 2012. <http://www.wilde-online.info/oscar-wilde-biography.htm>.

Oscar Wilde's Headstone. N.d. Photograph. Paris.

"Oscar Wilde Is Released from Jail." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 03 Sept. 2012. <http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/oscar-wilde-is-released-from-jail>.

"Oscar Wilde Quotes." Oscar Wilde Quotes. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Sept. 2012. <http://www.ireland-fun-facts.com/oscar-wilde-quotes.html>.

Potato Famine Memorial. N.d. Photograph. Dublin.

"Sign up to The Irish Times Archive (1859 - 2008)My Account »." The Irish Times. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Sept. 2012. <http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2010/0719/breaking29.html>.

"The Ballad of Reading Gaol and Other Poems Quotes." By Oscar Wilde. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Sept. 2012. <http://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/1319198-the-ballad-of-reading-gaol-and-other-poems>.

"The History Place - Irish Potato Famine: Introduction." The History Place - Irish Potato Famine: Introduction. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Sept. 2012. <http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/famine/introduction.htm>.
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