Flamboyant And Indecent Oscar Wilde

Have you heard of the flamboyant and indecent Oscar Wilde?

Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde or aka Oscar Wilde, who is still very popularly known for his work: “The Picture of Dorian Gray” and “The Importance of Being Earnest“.

flamboyant and indecent Oscar WildeThis witty and  flamboyant dressed Irish-born playwright, poet and author of short stories was a celebrity of sort during his time.

Oscar Wilde was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London

His last work was a long poem entitled “The Ballad of Reading Gaol“.

You can read stories, poems and plays by Oscar Wilde here.

Flamboyant And Indecent Oscar Wilde

Playwright Oscar Wilde was a homosexual and he was intimately involved with Lord Alfred Douglas aka Bosie.

In 1895, he was convicted of sodomy and gross indecency and was sent to Reading Gaol in London for two years.

flamboyant and indecent Oscar WildeUnfortunately, Oscar Wilde died of meningitis in Paris at the age of 46 on 3o November 1900.

Do you know there is a 1997 British movie about Oscar Wilde entitled “Wilde“?

The screenplay is based on an biography of Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellmann.

The title role was played by Stephen Fry.

Watch the teaser of Wilde below:


Here are a couple of  authentic quotes by Oscar Wilde:

“…Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.” – Oscar Wilde

(A Woman Of No Importance By Oscar Wilde, Leonard Smithers, 1903; p.97)

(This quote is also found in: The Collected Works of Oscar Wilde By Oscar Wilde, Wordsworth Editions, 2007, A Woman Of No Importance; p.568)

“The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.” – Oscar Wilde

(The Importance Of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde, W. H. Baker, 1920, Act I; p.13)

(This quote is also found in: The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde, L. Smithers, 1899, Act I; p.15)

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde

(Lady Windermere’s Fan By Oscar Wilde, Bigelow, Brown, 1920, Act III; p.130)

(This quote is also found in: Lady Windermere’s Fan By Oscar Wilde, Edited By Ian Small, A&C Black, 2014, Act III; p.64)

Here you can find more authentic quotes by Oscar Wilde with citations.

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