The Happy Prince is a fable about the importance of compassion and the sacrifice that usually comes with it. I loved the moral! I tried to read between the lines and I guess he was trying to say that an unbecoming face may hide a beautiful heart, and a lovely face may only be a mask that hides cruel souls. Lord Henry what the world thinks me, Dorian what I would like to be.
Biography of Oscar Wilde Oscar WildeIrish dramatist, poet, and author wrote the darkly sardonic Faustian themed The Picture of Dorian Gray ; In the centre of the room, clamped to an upright easel, stood the full-length portrait of a young man of extraordinary personal beauty, and in front of it, some Oscar wilde writings distance away, was sitting the artist himself, Basil Hallward, We live in an age when men treat art as if it were Oscar wilde writings to be a form of autobiography.
We have lost the abstract sense of beauty. Some day I will show the world what it is; and for that reason the world shall never see my portrait of Dorian Gray.
He was often publicly caricatured and the target of much moral outrage in Europe and America. While many vilified him, he was making his mark with style and wit and enjoyed much success with many of his plays. Wilde was lauded by and acquainted with many influential figures of the day including fellow playwright George Bernard ShawAmerican poets Walt Whitman and Henry Wadsworth Longfellowand English author and social critic John Ruskin.
His works have inspired countless fellow authors, have been translated to numerous languages, and have been adapted to the stage and screen many times over.
Oscar had an older brother named William and a younger sister, Isola. After his initial years of schooling at home, in he entered Trinity College, Dublin, then went on to study the classics at Magdalen College, Oxford, England from After school Wilde settled in London and continued to write poetry; his first collection simply titled Poems was published in That same year he set off on a long tour of America and Canada to deliver lectures on aestheticism.
He arrived back in Europe in and while not further lecturing lived in Paris, France. In Wilde married Constance Mary Lloyd with whom he would have two sons; Cyrilwho was killed during World War I, and Vyvyanwho would become an author, penning his memoir Son of Oscar Wilde and publishing Oscar Wilde: A Pictorial Biography in It was the beginning of a tumultuous relationship that would cause many problems for Oscar and eventually lead to his downfall.
Alfred had a tempestuous relationship with his father which did not help matters. The outcome of the sensational trial was a sentence of two years hard labour which Wilde served most of at the Reading Gaol outside of London. After his release from prison in May ofWilde wrote "Ballad of Reading Gaol" about the injustice of the death penalty and the hanging of Charles Thomas Wooldridge; Yet each man kills the thing he loves By each let this be heard, Some do it with a bitter look, Some with a flattering word, The coward does it with a kiss, The brave man with a sword!
Oscar Wilde died of meningitis on 30 November The first time I left the box to be arrested, the second time to be led back to the house of detention, the third time to pass into a prison for two years.
Society, as we have constituted it, will have no place for me, has none to offer; but Nature, whose sweet rains fall on unjust and just alike, will have clefts in the rocks where I may hide, and secret valleys in whose silence I may weep undisturbed.
She will hang the night with stars so that I may walk abroad in the darkness without stumbling, and send the wind over my footprints so that none may track me to my hurt: Merriman for Jalic Inc.
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This is a bibliography of works by Oscar Wilde, a late-Victorian Irish writer. Chiefly remembered today as a playwright, especially for The Importance of being Earnest, and as the author of The Picture of Dorian Gray; Wilde's oeuvre includes criticism, poetry, children's fiction, and a large selection of reviews, lectures and leslutinsduphoenix.com private .
Who was Oscar Wilde? Many today know Oscar Wilde the controversial, flamboyant, and debonair Victorian dramatist, through his works the “The Picture of Dorian Gray” and “The Importance of Being Earnest.”Larger than life, Oscar Wilde was a poet, dramatist, author, and celebrity, donning many quite fashionable hats.
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born on 16 October , in Dublin, Ireland, the second of three children born to writer Jane Francesca Agnes née Elgee () and surgeon Sir William Robert Wills Wilde ().
Wilde's mother was a prominent poet and nationalist; his father a successful ear and eye surgeon and noted philanthropist, knighted in Oscar Wilde was born on October 16, , to the Irish nationalist and writer “Speranza” Wilde and the doctor William Wilde.
After graduating from Oxford in , Wilde moved to London, where he became notorious for his sharp wit and flamboyant style of dress/5(3K). Flamboyant and controversial, Oscar Wilde was a dazzling personality, a master of wit, and a dramatic genius whose sparkling comedies contain some of the most brilliant dialogue ever written for the English stage/5.