By Oscar Wilde
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) used to be an Irish writer, playwright and poet. After writing in numerous types during the Eighteen Eighties, he grew to become one among London's most well liked playwrights within the early Nineties. he's remembered for his epigrams, his novel the image of Dorian grey, his performs, in addition to the situations of his imprisonment and early death.
At the peak of his status and luck, whereas his masterpiece, the significance of Being Earnest (1895), used to be nonetheless on level in London, Wilde had the Marquess of Queensberry prosecuted for libel. The Marquess used to be the daddy of Wilde's lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. The cost carried a penalty of as much as years in felony. The trial unearthed facts that prompted Wilde to drop his fees and resulted in his personal arrest and trial for gross indecency with different males. After extra trials he used to be convicted and imprisoned for 2 years' challenging labour. In 1897, in legal, he wrote De Profundis, which was once released in 1905, an extended letter which discusses his non secular trip via his trials, forming a gloomy counterpoint to his previous philosophy of delight. Upon his unlock he left instantly for France, by no means to come back to eire or Britain. There he wrote his final paintings, The Ballad of analyzing Gaol (1898), an extended poem commemorating the cruel rhythms of felony existence. He died destitute in Paris on the age of 46.
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