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         Wilde Oscar:     more books (100)
  1. Oscar Wilde (Literary Lives) by Vyvyan B. Holland, 1998-04
  2. Oscar Wilde by H. Montgomery Hyde, 1981-09
  3. Rediscovering Oscar Wilde by C. George Sandulescu, 1994-12-06
  4. Oscar Wilde Discovers America: A Novel by Louis Edwards, 2003-02-18
  5. Oscar Wilde: A Long and Lovely Suicide by Melissa Knox, 1994-09-28
  6. Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde by Moises Kaufman, Stephen Wangh, 1999-01
  7. Oscar Wilde in America: The Interviews by Oscar Wilde, 2010-01-06
  8. Oscar Wilde and a Game Called Murder: A Mystery (Oscar Wilde Mysteries) by Gyles Brandreth, 2008-09-09
  9. The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays: Lady Windermere's Fan; Salome; A Woman of No Importance; An Ideal Husband; The Importance of Being Earnest (Oxford World's Classics) by Oscar Wilde, 2008-06-15
  10. The Wit & Wisdom of Oscar Wilde by Ralph Keyes, 1999-11-23
  11. The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde by Joseph Pearce, 2005-06-15
  12. The Picture of Dorian Gray: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Oscar Wilde, 2010-11-30
  13. Oscar Wilde (Authors in Context) (Oxford World's Classics) by John Sloan, 2009-05-15
  14. Oscar Wilde (Obras selectas series) by Oscar Wilde, 2003-09-01

101. Famous Irish Lives - Oscar Wilde
Biography of the 19th-century Dublin-born author.
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AUTHOR Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born at 21 Westland Row, Dublin, on 16 October 1854. His father was an eminent eye and ear specialist; his mother wrote under the pen-name 'Speranza'. They soon moved to 1 Merrion Square, where Oscar was allowed to frequent his mother's salon. Wilde defeated Edward Carson for the foundation scholarship in classics at Trinity College, Dublin, and in 1874 won a scholarship to Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was influenced by John Ruskin, Walter Pater and Cardinal Newman. He became a disciple of aestheticism, pursuing beauty for beauty's sake; his poem Ravenna (1878) won the Newdigate Prize. Wilde's wit and eccentric dress attracted attention, and in 1882 he undertook a lecture tour in America, advising a customs officer that he had 'nothing to declare but my genius'. In 1884, he married Constance Lloyd, a barrister's daughter, and embarked on a literary career. His first success was The Happy Prince (1888), but his novel

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