By Oscar Wilde
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was once an Irish writer, playwright and poet. After writing in numerous varieties through the Eighteen Eighties, he grew to become considered one of London's hottest playwrights within the early Nineties. he's remembered for his epigrams, his novel the image of Dorian grey, his performs, in addition to the situations of his imprisonment and early death.
At the peak of his popularity and good fortune, whereas his masterpiece, the significance of Being Earnest (1895), was once nonetheless on level in London, Wilde had the Marquess of Queensberry prosecuted for libel. The Marquess used to be the daddy of Wilde's lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. The cost carried a penalty of as much as years in legal. The trial unearthed proof that prompted Wilde to drop his fees and resulted in his personal arrest and trial for gross indecency with different males. After extra trials he used to be convicted and imprisoned for 2 years' tough labour. In 1897, in legal, he wrote De Profundis, which was once released in 1905, an extended letter which discusses his non secular trip via his trials, forming a dismal counterpoint to his past philosophy of enjoyment. Upon his unlock he left instantly for France, by no means to come back to eire or Britain. There he wrote his final paintings, The Ballad of studying Gaol (1898), an extended poem commemorating the cruel rhythms of felony lifestyles. He died destitute in Paris on the age of 46.
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