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Oscar Wilde Biography

"[Oscar] Wilde's life is one of the saddest in English literature," reported London's Guardian newspaper on 1 December 1900, the day after the exiled poet and playwright died in disgrace in France at the age of 46. "His abilities were sufficient to win him an honoured place as a man of letters, but they struggled in vain against his lack of character."

Childhood

Oxford Days

Dorian Gray

Writing Plays

Wilde on Trial

Imprisonment & Death

Family

Education

Work Experience

Major Works

Awards