Book
English

Selected poems

Oscar Wilde (author), Malcolm Hicks (author of introduction)
Title
Selected poems / Oscar Wilde ; edited with an introduction by Malcolm Hicks
Author
Oscar Wilde
Author of introduction
Malcolm Hicks
Language
English
Publisher
Manchester: Carcanet Press Limited, 2002 | Other editions
128 p.
ISBN
9780856359842 (paperback)

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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 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 fashionable cultura…Read more on Wikipedia