Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde or aka Oscar Wilde, who is still very popularly known for his work:”The Picture of Dorian Gray” and “The Importance of Being Earnest”.

irish-born british author oscar wilde

This witty and  flamboyant dressed Irish-born playwright, poet and author of short stories was a celebrity of sort during his time. Oscar Wilde was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London

His last work was a long poem entitled “The Ballad of Reading Gaol”.

You can read stories, poems and plays by Oscar Wilde here.

Do you know there is a 1997 British movie about Oscar Wilde entitled “Wilde“?  The screenplay is based on an biography of Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellmann. The title role was played by Stephen Fry.

Watch the teaser of Wilde below:

Here are a couple of  quotes by Oscar Wilde:

“Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.”

“The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.”

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

More quotes by Oscar Wilde.

Books by Oscar Wilde: