Who is Oscar Wilde?

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams and plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment which was followed by his early death.

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Charles Osborne (music Writer) - Life and Career
... Blithe Spirit (2004), by Noël Coward, and Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest ... The King's Head Theatre, London, staged a successful world premiere of an Oscar Wilde play, Constance ... The only one of Wilde's works not yet produced, Constance was unearthed, translated and adapted by Osborne from the original French ...
Music Based On The Works Of Oscar Wilde
... This is an incomplete list of music based on the works of Oscar Wilde ... Oscar Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet, novelist, short story writer and wit, whose works have been the basis of a considerable number of musical works by noted composers ... Some are direct settings of Wilde's words or libretti based on them, and some are wordless settings inspired by his writings ...
Book League Of America - Partial List - T—Z
... of Nathaniel Hawthorne, by Nathaniel Hawthorne The Best Known Works of Oscar Wilde, by Oscar Wilde, 1940 The Best Known Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, by Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1941 ... by Charles Darwin The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde The Pilgrim's Progress The Holy War, by John Bunyan The Plays of Anton Chekhov, by Anton Chekhov The Portrait of a Lady, by Henry James The Red Lily, by ...
The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao - Plot - Part I - Chapter Four: Sentimental Education (1988-1992)
... This chapter explores Oscar's time at Rutgers, and introduces the narrator, Yunior, who was Oscar's roommate and Lola's boyfriend ... When Oscar tries to kill himself over a girl at the end of sophomore year, Yunior steps up and rooms with him the next year in the dorm called Demarest ... Oscar and Yunior get a room specified in the “writing” section ...
Stephen Fry's Podgrams - Episodes - Series 2
... is being updated, along with several upcoming changes 2 "Beauty of Soul Oscar Wilde" 3 ... December 2008 (2008-12-03) Fry talks at his love of Oscar Wilde ... This podgram was partly an advert for his audio series of "Oscar Wilde's Short Stories" 3 "Language" 22 ... December 2008 (2008-12-22) Fry discusses his love of language and dislike of pedants 4 "iTun ...

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    I was disappointed in Niagara—most people must be disappointed in Niagara. Every American bride is taken there, and the sight of the stupendous waterfall must be one of the earliest, if not the keenest, disappointments in American married life.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

    I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.
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    Parents can fail to cheer your successes as wildly as you expected, pointing out that you are sharing your Nobel Prize with a couple of other people, or that your Oscar was for supporting actress, not really for a starring role. More subtly, they can cheer your successes too wildly, forcing you into the awkward realization that your achievement of merely graduating or getting the promotion did not warrant the fireworks and brass band.
    Frank Pittman (20th century)