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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).
(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
Oscar (Fingal O'Flahertie Wills), 1854–1900, Irish writer.
Wild•e•an (ˈwaɪl di ən) adj.