Oscar was two years younger than his brother, william willie wilde. Nov 23, 2015 additionally, oscar wilde represent the general orientation andinspiration for the oscar wilde centre which is a resource center for international and irish writers that show interest in developing and improving their literative knowledge thus, oscar wilde is an allinall milestone for irish literature and marks the country in diverse ways. He was also known for his wit, his flamboyance, and his trials and jail sentence for homosexual acts. As a spokesman for aestheticism, he tried his hand at various literary activities. Click on file format for free download of each book. Oscar wilde quotes that will change how you travel. It is a carefully cultivated image that wilde developed. Oscar wilde was born on 16 october 1854 in dublin, ireland. Oscar wilde books biography and list of works author of. Now emer osullivan, the author of a new book the fall of the house of wilde, places oscar in the. Oscar wilde was born in 1854 in dublin, ireland to prominent intellectuals william wilde and lady jane francesca wilde. Oscar fingal oflahertie wills wilde was an irish playwright, poet, and author of numerous short stories, and one novel.
This scene you feel is superfluous cost me terrible exhausting labour and heartrending nervewracking strain. Oct 10, 2019 author oscar wilde was known for his acclaimed works including the picture of dorian gray and the importance of being earnest, as well as his brilliant wit, flamboyant style and infamous. See all books authored by oscar wilde, including the picture of dorian gray, and the importance of being earnest, and. Oscar wilde was one of the greatest of irish writers and playwrights known around the world. Buy the collected works of oscar wilde wordsworth library collection uk ed. Though they were not aristocrats, the wildes were welloff and provided oscar with a fine education. The collected works of oscar wilde wordsworth library collection. This is a bibliography of works by oscar wilde, a latevictorian irish writer. His father, sir william wilde, was irelands leading ear and eye surgeon, who also published books on archaeology, folklore, and the satirist jonathan swift. Ahead of a public reading, colm toibin visits the cell in which wilde put pen to paper. The three trials of oscar wilde, currently running at the minetta lane.
Chiefly remembered today as a playwright, especially for the importance of being earnest, and as the author of the picture of dorian gray. Considered one of the greatest the importance of being earnest is a farce, playing with love, religion, and truth as it tells the tale of two men. The best books on oscar wilde five books expert recommendations. The everquotable oscar wilde once said, anybody can make history. What key issues and themes does oscar wilde convey.
Hodge london, england, 1948, published as the three trials of oscar wilde, university books new york, ny, 1956, new and enlarged 2nd edition published as famous trials, seventh series. Oscar wilde was born at 21 westland row, dublin now home of the oscar wilde centre, trinity college, the second of three children born to an angloirish couple. As a student wilde worked with mahaffy on the latters book social life in. Jane wilde was a niece by marriage of the novelist, playwright and clergyman charles maturin 1780 1824, who may have.
Oscar fingal oflahertie wills wilde 16 october 1854 30 november 1900 was an irish writer and poet. Oscar wilde created his final and most lasting play, comic masterpieces of all time, the importance of being earnest, in 1895. A popular perception persists of oscar wilde as an idle aesthete. A caricature of wilde by aubrey beardsley, the caption reads oscar wilde at work. Thomas louis, who had earlier translated books on wilde into french, produced his own lesprit doscar wilde in 1920. Oscar wilde and his impact on literature, tourism and. The four act comedy is a oscar wilde bestseller has a suspecting lady windermere in doubt of her husbands loyalty. Oscar was especially influenced by his mother, a brilliantly witty raconteur, and, as a child, he was frequently invited to. The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame. Oscar wilde books list of books by author oscar wilde. Wilde and taylor court transcripts, edited and introduced by h. Oscar wilde books biography and list of works author.
Oscar wilde biography oscar fingal oflahertie wills wilde october 16, 1854 november 30, 1900 was an angloirish playwright, novelist, poet, and short story writer. Erlynne to the ladys birthday ball to their house, she is angered and decides to leave him for good. She wrote patriotic irish verse under the pseudonym speranza. Top 10 books by oscar wilde best book recommendations. Quotations by oscar wilde, irish dramatist, born october 16, 1854. Oscar wildes literary reputation rests largely on his novel the picture of dorian gray 1891 and on his masterful comedies of manners lady windermeres fan 1892 and the importance of being earnest 1895. Wilde, author of importance of being earnest, was one of the greatest of irish writers and playwrights known around the world. Sep 09, 2008 he began to read all the books he could find that were by oscar wilde or about him, and then, in what he now describes as a moment of madness, he resolved to read all the books my hero had read. In the soul of man under socialism, wilde writes that a map of the world that does not. May 12, 2017 welcome to the joke under the fold, although this time not so much a joke but just one of oscar wilde s many sick burns. For john ehret dickirson sic, in admiration of his incomparable art and his incomparable personality, from oscar wilde.
Two of wilde s books, inscribed to dickinson in 1888, were sold at sothebys in 1910. Books by wilde, oscar sorted by popularity project gutenberg. While his most famous works, the picture of dorian gray and the importance of being earnest, live on, wilde is most frequently remembered for his wit. The complete short stories ne oxford worlds classics. The picture of dorian gray by oscar wilde, the importance of being earnest by oscar wilde, the canterville ghost by oscar w. Oscar s father, sir william wilde 1815 1876, was a leading ear and eye surgeon, a renowned philanthropist and gifted writer, who wrote books on archaeology and folklore.
Oscar wilde wilde in 1889 born oscar fingal oflahertie wills wilde 18541016 16 october 1854 dublin, ireland died 30 november 1900 19001 aged 46 saintgermaindespres, paris, france buried pere lachaise cemetery occupation author, poet, playwright language english, french, greek nationality irish education portora royal school alma mater trinity college, dublin magdalen college. Oscar wilde books list of books by author oscar wilde thriftbooks. Oscar wilde was a theatrical irish writer whose work was venerated in london in the 1890s. Thousands of free ebooks of classic literature for kindle, tablet, online browser or smart phone. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of londons most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Wilde often stayed at dickinsons hertfordshire country home, abbots hil. Oscar wilde, in full oscar fingal oflahertie wills wilde, born october 16, 1854, dublin, irelanddied november 30, 1900, paris, france, irish wit, poet, and dramatist whose reputation rests on his only novel, the picture of dorian gray 1891, and on his comic masterpieces lady windermeres fan 1892 and the importance of being earnest 1895. Poems, novels, plays, and fairy tails by oscar wilde and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. At oxford, he received the newdigate prize for his long poem ravenna t. Oscar wilde was a proponent of the aesthetic movement in art and literature, which suggested these forms should focus on beauty rather than trying to convey a moral or political message. From his outsize celebrity in victorian london to his authorship of fiction, drama, and poetry that uniquely captured his era, its fair to say that wilde succeeded on both counts. The brief wondrous life of oscar wao is a novel written by dominican american author junot. Erlynne is forced by conscience to follow her and let her veil of secrecy drop by admitting that she is, in fact, lady windermere s mother.
To get back my youth i would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early or be respectable. Oscar fingal oflahertie wills wilde 1854 1900 was an irish writer and poet. Oscar had an elder brother, willie, and a younger sister, isola francesca, who died at the early age of 10. For easier navigation, there are tables of contents for each section and one for the whole volume. Oscars mother, lady jane francesca wilde 18201896, was a successful poet and journalist. In 1998 i was approached by joan bakewell and her then husband, jack emery, to consider doing a film adaptation of oscar wildes the. Oscar wilde s works include a wide range of nonfiction, plays, a novel, and poems. Oscar wildes lasting significance by david walsh 28 july 1997 the occasion of moises kaufmans play, gross indecency. Oscar fingal oflahertie wills wilde 16 october 1854 30 november 1900 was an irish poet. In these works he expresses a consistent ideological position that art should be independent of morality, and has. For example, when he was told to take a scene out of the importance of being earnest by the actormanager george alexander, he replied. Author oscar wilde was known for his acclaimed works including the picture of dorian gray and the importance of being earnest, as well as his brilliant wit, flamboyant style and infamous. Oscars father, sir william wilde 1815 1876, was a leading ear and eye surgeon, a renowned philanthropist and gifted writer, who wrote books on. Books by oscar wilde author of the picture of dorian gray.
The world mocks at it, and sometimes puts one in the pillory for it. Oscar wildes most popular book is the picture of dorian gray. Oscar wilde was born in dublin on 16 october 1854 to sir william wilde and his wife jane. He attended trinity college, dublin, from 1871 to 1874 and magdalen college, oxford, from 1874 to 1878. His parents were well known and attracted a degree of gossip for their extravagant lifestyles. Known for his biting wit, and a plentitude of aphorisms, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late victorian era in london, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. Wilde married in 1884 and had two children, but was sentenced to two years in jail after being found.
The difference between journalism and literature is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. Oct 16, 2014 poet, playwright and novelist oscar wilde was born october 16, 1854 in dublin. Oscar wilde biography and list of works oscar wilde books. Wilde was born of professional and literary parents.1460 8 712 657 1205 673 506 568 1178 1479 1472 982 1235 339 1089 302 413 408 489 318 1234 1527 322 647 1176 888 676 1487 704 698 23 178 1317 1001 1076 790