VY_32_INOVACE_17_11. www.zlinskedumy.cz. OSCAR WILDE. (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900). was an Irish writer and poet. Wilde\'s parents were successful Anglo-Irish Dublin intellectuals. Their son became fluent in French and German early in life.
(16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900)
Wilde\'s parents were successful Anglo-Irish Dublin intellectuals. Their son became fluent in French and German early in life.
\'Art for art\'s sake.\'
Known for his biting wit, flamboyant dress, and glittering conversation, Wilde became one of the best-known personalities of his day.
He met with a severe fall" - Illustration by Wallace Goldsmith of the effects of a butter slide set up by the twins as part of their campaign of practical jokes against the ghost.
llustration for the first edition by Walter Crane
Dorian faces his portrait in the 1945 film The Picture of Dorian Gray
Iokanaan and Salome. Illustration by Aubrey Beardsley for the 1893 edition of Salome.
1895 London premiere
Lord Goring confronts Mrs. Cheveley about a stolen bracelet. From a 1901 collected edition of Wilde\'s work
Yet each man kills the thing he lovesBy each let this be heard.Some do it with a bitter look,Some with a flattering word.The coward does it with a kiss,The brave man with a sword!
from The Ballad of Reading Gaol: