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Who was Oscar Wilde?

Many today know Oscar Wilde the controversial, flamboyant, and debonair Victorian dramatist, through his works the “The Picture of Dorian Gray” and “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Larger than life, Oscar Wilde was a poet, dramatist, author, and celebrity, donning many quite fashionable hats.

His work and spirit are as relevant, witty, and alive as ever 112 years after his death.

Dandy and Wit

Although Wilde is probably most remembered today for his dandy airs and quick wit, one must not forget the deep of understanding found in his writings. Oscar was above all a social satirist and study of human nature.

Wilde’s Writings

Author Oscar Wilde was known for his acclaimed works including The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Earnest, as well as his shorter fiction and childrens stories.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

I can resist everything except temptation.

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.