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Oscar Wilde

Biography
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Randi Fisher

on 18 January 2013

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Wilde enters his most creative years of writing plays and novels ,during his intimate affair with Lord Alfred Douglas and various male prostitutes during which he produced nearly all of his great literary works. http://chungkitblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/oscar-wilde.jpg

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http://www.famous-quotes.com/author.php?aid=7725 Oscar Wilde Early Life - His different genres were drama, short stories, dialogue,and journalism.

- Many of Oscar Wildes characters reflect events and actions that affected Oscar Wildes life.

- He uses imagery in his works. Telling the reader specific details about events or characters.

- His favorite topic to write on was aestheticism ,which focused on his love for art and how he felt it related to life. Major Works One of his most controversial works at the time was The Picture of Dorian Gray that outraged critics by the book's lack of morality.Reviewers criticized the novel for its decadence and homosexual allusion.

He felt freedom from accepting his homosexuality ,and that influenced alot of his literary works, such as this one. Dark Times Death Wilde emerged from prison in 1897, physically and emotionally exhausted and broke. He went into exile in France, where he started living in cheap hotels and friends' apartments. During this time Wilde writes his last successful poem, The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Based on his experience in prison.

Wilde later dies of meningitis on November 30, 1900 at the age of 46. Quotes A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want?
Oscar Wilde - Vera (1880)
- The Duchess of Padua (1883)
- Salomé (1883)
- The Happy Prince and Other Stories (1888)
- The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)
- Intentions (1891)
- Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories (1891)
- A House of Pomegranates (1891)
- Lady Windermere's Fan (1892)
- A Woman of No Importance (1893)
- An Ideal Husband (1895)
- The Importance of Being Earnest (1895)
- "The Ballad of Reading Gaol "(1898) Wilde was born on October 16, 1854 in Ireland. To parents Sir William Wilde and Jane Francesca Wilde .At a young age he expresses a great deal of intelligence .His mother Jane Wilde a skilled linguist whose acclaimed English translation of Pomeranian novelist Wilhelm Meinhold's Sidonia the Sorceress had a deep influence on her son's later writing. He attends Trinity College, in Dublin Ireland, from 1871 to 1874.

He graduates from Oxford on November 28, 1878 with a B.A. of Classical Moderation's and Literae Humaniores.He develops an interest for art criticism, seeing this as a possible career. But he struggles to find work as a critic that will pay ,he decides to accept a job in America to lecture on the subject of aestheticism. Style of Writing . When Wilde returns to England, he marries Constance Llite on May 29,1884 . They have two sons Cyril and Vyvyan . His relationship with Lord Alfred Douglass,went bad when his father Marquis of Queensberry found out about the affair. He was disgusted by the relationship and left a calling card at Wilde's home addressed to "Oscar Wilde: Posing Somdomite," Wilde's homosexuality was an open secret, but he was so outraged by Queensberry's note that he sued him for false allegations. The decision ruined his life. He was sentenced to two years in prison for committing sodomy.

This costed Wilde his career, money, and family, . The Picture of Dorian Gray "The cheeks would become holler or flaccid. Yellow crow's feet would creep round the fading eyes and make them horrible. The hair would lose its brightness ,the mouth would gape or droop ,would be the wrinkled throat ,the cold blue veined hands, the twisted body ,that he remembered in the grandfather who had been so stern to him in his boyhood ."

Dorian Gray



"Love is better than wisdom, and more precious than riches, and fairer than the feet of the daughter of men.

Fisherman and His Soul A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
Oscar Wilde A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
Oscar Wilde Works Cited http://www.biography.com/people/oscar-wilde-9531078/videos/oscar-wilde-a-place-in-history-2080074657 Start of His Career Homosexuality Randi Fisher
AP Author Project
January 18,2013
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