Oscar Wilde

(1854-1900 / Dublin / Ireland)

Oscar Wilde
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Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born in Dublin, the son of an eye-surgeon and a literary hostess and writer (known under the pseudonym "Speranza"). After studying at Trinity College, Dublin, Wilde went to Magdalen College, Oxford, where he achieved a double first and won the Newdigate prize for a poem Ravenna.

While at Oxford he became notorious for his flamboyant wit, talent, charm and aestheticism, and this reputation soon won him a place in London society. Bunthorne, the Fleshly Poet in Gilbert and Sullivan's opera Patience was widely thought to be a caricature of Wilde (though in fact it was intended as a skit of Rosetti) and Wilde seems to have consciously ... more »

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  • ''I have nothing to declare except my genius.''
    Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Attributed in Oscar Wilde, ch. 6, Richard Ellman (1987). Remark at the New York Customs, ...
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  • ''For an artist to marry his model is as fatal as for a gourmet to marry his cook: the one gets no sittings, and the other gets no dinners.''
    Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. repr. In Aristotle at Afternoon Tea: The Rare Oscar Wilde (1991). "London Models," English Il...
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  • ''The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means.''
    Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Miss Prism, in The Importance of Being Earnest, act 2 (1895). Speaking of her own novel.
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  • ''The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.''
    Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, ch. 1 (1891).
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  • ''By persistently remaining single, a man converts himself into a permanent public temptation. Men should be more careful.''
    Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Miss Prism, in The Importance of Being Earnest, act 2.
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  • Rudia(8/8/2018 3:47:00 AM)

    Oscar Wilde was an amazing person. We should all be proud to be different.

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  • f2 kicks(5/16/2018 7:53:00 PM)

    what was the tone in this poem that Oscar wiled made?

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  • Dominic indelicato(4/16/2018 1:52:00 PM)

    what is his shortest poem

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  • Eric Williams(12/16/2017 3:00:00 PM)

    He may be the most relateable best

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  • Heunabe Nwh(12/3/2017 7:50:00 PM)

    this poem is very interesting love you oscar

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Best Poem of Oscar Wilde

Her Voice

THE wild bee reels from bough to bough
With his furry coat and his gauzy wing.
Now in a lily-cup, and now
Setting a jacinth bell a-swing,
In his wandering;
Sit closer love: it was here I trow
I made that vow,

Swore that two lives should be like one
As long as the sea-gull loved the sea,
As long as the sunflower sought the sun,--
It shall be, I said, for eternity
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