Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was born in Dublin, the son of a surgeon and a poet. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he won the Newdigate poetry prize. In 1884 he married Constance Lloyd, and in 1888 he published The Happy Prince. His only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray appeared in 1890. He had major comedy successes in the theatre until he was ruined by imprisonment for homosexual offences. The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898) was inspired by his experience in prisonshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 111.3 x 181.9 x 15.2mm | 204.12g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Hardback Edition
  • 0753816628
  • 9780753816622

About Oscar Wilde

Robert Mighall is a former research fellow of Merton College, Oxford, and has been the editor of the Penguin Classics series. He now works as a consultant and writer in London. His publications include A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction and editions of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray and Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde.show more

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