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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet born in Dublin in 1850.  He became a well know playwright in London in the 1890’s only to suffer a downfall due to two sodomy cases Wilde vs Queensberry  and Regina vs Wilde  both in 1895.   He spent nearly 2 years in prison and was release in 1897.  He would later die of cerebral meningitis on November 30, 1900 while in Exile.

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Some of his works include:

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Lady Windermere’s Fan