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The happy prince & other stories

Oscar Wilde (author), David Stuart Davies (afterword)

Title
The happy prince & other stories
Other title
The happy prince and other stories
Author
Oscar Wilde
Afterword
David Stuart Davies
Language
English
Publisher
London: Macmillan Collector's Library, 2017
304 p. : ill.
ISBN
9781509827824 (hardback)

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About Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, the early 1890s saw him become one of the most popular playwrights in London. He is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the circumstances of his criminal conviction for gross indecency for consensual homosexual acts, imprisonment, and early death from meningitis at age 46.

Wilde's parents were Anglo-Irish intellectuals in Dublin. A young Wilde learned to speak fluent French and German. At university, Wilde read Greats; he demonstrated himself to be an exceptional classicist, first at Trinity College Dublin, then at Oxford. He became associated with the emerging philosophy of aestheticism, led by two of his tutors, Walter Pater and John Ruskin. After university, Wilde moved to London into fashi…Read more on Wikipedia