Oscar Wilde Summary
William Kotzwinkle

Everything you need to understand or teach Oscar Wilde by William Kotzwinkle.

  • 10 Biographies
  • 2 Student Essays
  • 2 Encyclopedia Articles
  • 6 Literature Criticisms
  • ...and more

Oscar Wilde Overview

Richard Ellmann recounts the life of Irish playwright and author Oscar Wilde known for his works of SalomeĢ, The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray during the 1890s. Despite a marriage and two children, Wilde is infamous for his homosexuality and his affair with the son of the Marquis of Queensberry at the height of his career. A slander trial against the enraged Marquis set Wilde up for a follow up trial that would put him in jail for sodomy for a span of two years.

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Encyclopedia Articles (2)

23,593 words, approx. 79 pages
Oscar Wilde - (1854 - 1900) (Full name Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde; has also written under the pseudonyms Sebastian Melmoth and C. 3. 3.) Anglo-Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, cr... Read more
1,283 words, approx. 5 pages
Wilde, Oscar Fingal O'flahertie Wills(1854–1900) Born in Dublin to artistically minded parents, Wilde studied for three years at Trinity College in Dublin, and then at Magdalen College i... Read more