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Oscar Wilde
photographed in 1882 by Napoleon Sarony (1821-1896)

Wilde

 (wīld), Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills 1854-1900.
Irish writer. Renowned as a wit in London literary circles, he achieved recognition with The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), a novel. He also wrote plays of lively dialogue, such as The Importance of Being Earnest (1895), and poetry, including "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" (1898).

Wilde

(waɪld)
n
(Biography) Oscar (Fingal O'Flahertie Wills). 1854–1900, Irish writer and wit, famous for such plays as Lady Windermere's Fan (1892) and The Importance of being Earnest (1895). The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891) is a macabre novel about a hedonist and The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898) relates to his experiences in prison while serving a two-year sentence for homosexuality

Wilde

(waɪld)

n.
Oscar (Fingal O'Flahertie Wills), 1854–1900, Irish writer.
Wild•e•an (ˈwaɪl di ən) adj.
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Seest thou yon dreary Plain, forlorn and wilde, The seat of desolation, voyd of light, Save what the glimmering of these livid flames Casts pale and dreadful?
He knew Pater and Oscar Wilde, and he knows Mallarme and all those fellows.
Oscar Wilde, one of the lords of language of the nineteenth century of the Christian Era.
Wasn't it Wilde who discovered the fact that nature makes no allowance for hip-bones?
The slow motion assassination of Oscar Wilde from the moment he went to prison to the moment he died is a story that possibly goes on in some parts of the world, still," Everett told Reuters TV.
After all, Wilde never questioned his own identification as a man or his embrace of conventional hierarchies of masculinity, affirming these even in the most crucial public speech of his life when, in his 1895 trial on the charge of gross indecency, he was asked to define the phrase "The Love that dare not speak its name," as used by Lord Alfred Douglas in a poem titled "Two Loves.
That is where Wilde grew up, and the state's wide-open landscape and relaxed, Western lifestyle deeply influence her aesthetic.
Wilde, of Back Green, pleaded guilty to two charges of fraud by false representation.
Although this project took the form of a letter to Lord Alfred Douglas, Wilde's former lover and the man whose father was responsible for Wilde's imprisonment, we see here that Wilde came to envision this letter as a means by which to form his ideas.
In this essential new work, Eleanor Fitzsimons reframes Wilde's story and his legacy through the women in his life, including such scintillating figures as Florence Balcombe; actress Lillie Langtry; and his tragic and witty niece, Dolly, who, like Wilde, loved fast cars, cocaine, and foreign women.
He will stay with the company as president of the new entity operating under the Wilde Insurance Services name.
Wilde, the father of '80s chart-topper Kim Wilde, was born Reginald Leonard Smith in Blackheath, London.