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The Importance of Being Earnest (1895; first published, 1899) was the last of Wilde's four stage comedies and is generally regarded as his masterpiece. It sparkles with that unique Wildean wit. Wilde's aim in writing it was to treat the trivial things in life seriously and the serious things with triviality.

Richard Ellmann's biography Oscar Wilde (1987) is indispensable for the study of Wilde's life. Ellmann presents Wilde as the tragic hero of his own life.

Dorian: [An Imitation] (2004), by British novelist Will Self, is a retelling of The Picture of Dorian Gray set in the last two decades of the twentieth century. All the same characters appear. Henry Wotton is a gay heroin addict, "Baz" Hallward is a video artist, and the narcissistic Dorian Gray is a seducer of both men and women. By 1997, all three are HIV-positive, but Dorian shows no sign of illness.

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