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  Oscar Wilde biography:

Oscar Wilde is an Irish poet and dramatist who became popular because of his comic masterpieces, “Lady Windermere’s Fan” and “The Importance of Being Earnest”. He also wrote other celebrated works, such as the novel entitled “The Picture of Dorian” and a fairy tale entitled “The Happy Prince”.

Wilde was born in Dublin on October 16, 1894 by Lady Jane Francesca Wilde and Sir William Wilde. He finished his B.A. in 1878 from Magdalen College in Oxford. In 1882, he did lectures in Canada and the United States and he eventually resided in Paris by 1883. During the mid-1880s, he was a regular contributor to Pall Mall Gazette and Dramatic View. He married Constance Lloyd and had two sons with her but their marriage ended in 1893.

Wilde’s fame ended when his intimate relation with Lord Alfred Douglas paved the way to his court case on homosexuality charges. He was convicted to the crime of sodomy and was penalised with two years of hard labour. During his ordeal, he wrote “De Profundis” which was a monologue and autobiography addressed to Alfred Douglas.

The last work he did was “The Ballad of Reading Gaol”, which revealed inhumane prison conditions at that time. Wilde died of cerebral meningitis on November 30,1900 at the age of 46.

 
   
 

Poems by Oscar Wilde

 

We Are Made One with What We Touch and See

At Verona

A Vision

Young Charmides

The Dole of the King's Daughter

The Grave of Shelley

La Fuite de la Lune

The Harlot's House

Madonna Mia

La Mer

Sonnet To Liberty

In The Gold Room - A Harmony

Easter Day

Silentium Amoris (The Silence of Love) by Oscar wilde

Her Voice

 
 

Books of poetry by Oscar Wilde :

The Importance of Being Ernest

 

Book Description
This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary and reader‚s notes to help the modern reader appreciate Wilde's wry wit and elaborate plot twists.
Oscar Wilde’s madcap farce about mistaken identities, secret engagements, and lovers’ entanglements still delights readers more than a century after its 1895 publication and premiere performance. The rapid-fire wit and eccentric characters of The Importance of Being Earnest have made it a mainstay of the high school curriculum for decades.

Cecily Cardew and Gwendolen Fairfax are both in love with the same mythical suitor. Jack Worthing has wooed Gewndolen as Ernest while Algernon has also posed as Ernest to win the heart of Jack’s ward, Cecily. When all four arrive at Jack’s country home on the same weekend—the "rivals" to fight for Ernest’s undivided attention and the "Ernests" to claim their beloveds—pandemonium breaks loose.

Only a senile nursemaid and an old, discarded hand-bag can save the day!

 
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