This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Oscar Wilde - This person is a famous and accomplished Irish playwright, poet, novelist, critic, and lecturer.
Lady Wilde - This is the writer's mother, who is instrumental in the rise of his fame.
Walter Pater - A friend of the writer's from Oxford who writes influential books about aestheticism, this individual influences the writer until he takes his own way with ideas.
John Ruskin - This person is an Oxford friend to the focus of this book who writes about the need for discipline.
Sir William Wilde - This person...
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