Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin, Ireland on October 16, 1854. He was a poet, playwright, and author of fiction. His works include: The Importance of Being Earnest, The Picture of Dorian Gray, An Ideal Husband, and many more. Wilde also gave lectures and became a celebrity who was known for his wit and aesthetic.
Wilde’s life took a turn for the worse, when he was charged with “gross indecency” and sentenced to hard labor, which adversely affected his health. He left England for France and suffered the loss of society. His spirits sank and his health worsened. Wilde died in Paris of an ear infection on November 30, 1900. He was forty-six years old.
- Books by and about Wilde in the public domain and copyrighted with full or partial viewing allowed.
- Works by Wilde on Project Gutenberg.
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