Have you heard of the flamboyant and indecent Oscar Wilde?
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“.
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.
Flamboyant And Indecent Oscar Wilde
Playwright Oscar Wilde was a homosexual and he was intimately involved with Lord Alfred Douglas aka Bosie.
In 1895, he was convicted of sodomy and gross indecency and was sent to Reading Gaol in London for two years.
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 authentic quotes by Oscar Wilde:
“…Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.” – Oscar Wilde
(This quote is also found in: The Collected Works of Oscar Wilde By Oscar Wilde, Wordsworth Editions, 2007, A Woman Of No Importance; p.568)
(This quote is also found in: The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde, L. Smithers, 1899, Act I; p.15)
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde
(This quote is also found in: Lady Windermere’s Fan By Oscar Wilde, Edited By Ian Small, A&C Black, 2014, Act III; p.64)
Here you can find more authentic quotes by Oscar Wilde with citations.