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The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

by Oscar Wilde

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

When Oscar Wilde went to court for holding an affair with Lord Alfred Douglas, the prosecutor tried to quote Dorian Gray as evidence against Wilde.

Oscar Wilde's famous last words: "Either that wallpaper goes, or I do." (Source)

Oscar Wilde also wrote fairy tales for children, some with conservative messages. (Source)

Oscar Wilde is buried in the same Paris cemetery as Jim Morrison and Gertrude Stein. (Source)

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