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“.
This 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 Oscar Wilde big collection of stories, poems and plays 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.
Unfortunately, Oscar Wilde died of meningitis in Paris at the age of 46 on 30 November 1900.
Free Oscar Wilde Movies & TV Series Online
Here are three free movies and a TV series about Oscar Wilde you can watch online:
Oscar (1985) BBC TV Series
Free Picture Of Dorian Gray Movies Online
Here are the four free movie versions based on Oscar Wilde’s 1890 novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray“:
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
Dorian Gray (1970)
The Picture Of Dorian Gray (1973)- TV Movie
Dorian Gray (2009)
Oscar Wilde Quotes
Here are three of my favorite quotes by Oscar Wilde:
“The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.” – Oscar Wilde
(A Woman Of No Importance By Oscar Wilde, Paris: Leonard Smithers, 1903, Third Act, P. 97) source
(The quote is also found in: The Collected Works Of Oscar Wilde By Oscar Wilde, Wordsworth Editions, 2007, A Woman Of No Importance, Third Act, P.568) source
(The Importance Of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde, Boston: W. H. Baker Company, 1920, Act I, P. 13) source
(The quote is also found in: The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde, London: Leonard Smithers And Company, 1899, Act I, P. 15) source
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde
(Lady Windermere’s Fan By Oscar Wilde, New York: Bigelow, Brown & Co., 1920, Act III, P. 130) source
(The quote is also found in: Lady Windermere’s Fan By Oscar Wilde, Edited By Ian Small, London: A&C Black, 2014, Act III, P. 64) source
Here you can find more authentic quotes by Oscar Wilde with citations.