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A biography of oscar fingal oflahertie wills wilde an irish novelist

November 30, 1900 aged 46 in Paris, France Resting place: Oscar's mother, Lady Jane Francesca Wilde 1820-1896was a successful poet and journalist.

  • All the major Irish Renaissance writers of protestant origin showed some evangelical inheritance, substituting cultural for spiritual leadership;
  • This was read from the manuscript which Ross had given to the British Museum now the British Library in 1909 on condition of its remaining closed for fifty years; there, after being called in evidence in 1913, it remained;
  • But to be out of it simply a tragedy;
  • It also stands on the cusp of Victorian confidence and its collapse.

She wrote patriotic Irish verse under the pseudonym "Speranza". Oscar's father, Sir William Wilde 1815 - 1876was a leading ear and eye surgeon, a renowned philanthropist and gifted writer, who wrote books on archaeology and folklore.

Oscar Wilde

Oscar had an elder brother, Willie, and a younger sister, Isola Francesca, who died at the early age of 10. While at Oxford, he became involved in the aesthetic movement and became an advocate for 'Art for Art's Sake' L'art pour l'art. Whilst at Magdalen, he won the 1878 Newdigate Prize for his poem Ravenna. After he graduated, he moved to Chelsea in London 1879 to establish a literary career.

Oscar Wilde Biography

In 1881, he published his first collection of poetry - Poems that received mixed reviews by critics. He worked as an art reviewer 1881lectured in the United States and Canada 1882and lived in Paris 1883. He also lectured in Britain and Ireland 1883 - 1884. They had two sons, Cyril 1885 and Vyvyan 1886. To support his family, Oscar accepted a job as the editor of Woman's World magazine, where he worked from 1887-1889.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

His first and only novel, The Picture of Dorian Graywas published in 1891 and received quite a negative response. This had much to do with the novel's homoerotic overtones, which caused something of a sensation amongst Victorian critics. In 1891, Wilde began an affair with Lord Alfred Douglas, nicknamed 'Bosie', who became both the love of his life and his downfall.

Wilde's marriage ended in 1893. Wilde statue, Dublin Wilde's greatest talent was for writing plays. His first successful play, Lady Windermere's Fanopened in February 1892. These plays were all highly acclaimed and firmly established Oscar as a playwright. In April 1895, Oscar sued Bosie's father for libel as the Marquis of Queensberry had accused him of homosexuality.

Oscar's case was unsuccessful and he was himself arrested and tried for gross indecency. He was sentenced to two years of hard labor for the crime of sodomy. During his time in prison he wrote De Profundisa dramatic monologue and autobiography, which was addressed to Bosie.

Upon his release in 1897, he wrote The Ballad of Reading Gaolrevealing his concern for inhumane prison conditions. He spent the rest of his life wandering Europe, staying with friends and living in cheap hotels. He died of cerebral meningitis on November 30, 1900, penniless, in a cheap Paris hotel. Wilde's tomb in France.