“Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.”

– Oscar Wilde 

Oscar Wilde – An Introduction

 

Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was a famous Irish novelist and playwright. He was born on 16th October, 1854 in a wealthy family in Dublin. He was a brilliant student during his academic years at Portora Royal School, Trinity College and Magdalen College. Through the work in his career, Oscar Wilde established himself as one of the leading voices for the aesthetic movement; a theory popular in the late 19th century based on the motto “art for art’s sake” and arguing that art was not just to promote any social, political or religious viewpoint.

Wilde is most known for his novel

The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891)

and plays like

Lady Windermere’s Fan (1892)

The Importance of Being Earnest (1895)

An Ideal Husband (1895)

 

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