Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish dramatist, poet, and author of short stories. Known for his barbed wit, he was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. As the result of a famous trial, he suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years of hard labour after being convicted of the offence of “gross indecency”.

Short stories

Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime

The Canterville Ghost

The Model Millionaire

The Sphinx Without a Secret

Longer works

The Importance of Being Earnest

Children’s fiction

The Devoted Friend

The Happy Prince

The Nightingale And The Rose

The Remarkable Rocket

The Selfish Giant

 

 

Links

Wikipedia entry on Wilde

 

 

 

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