Oscar O'Flahertie Fingal Wills Wilde was born on October 16, 1854. He was the second son of Sir William and Lady Jane Wilde (1820-1896). His father was a surgeon who once founded a hospital in Dublin, while his mother was a poet and journalist, active in the women's rights movement. Read on.
Books About Oscar Wilde
(1854-1900) Oscar Wilde was an Irish writer who created works like "The Importance of Being Earnest," "The Ideal Husband," "De Profundis," and other works. His life was filled with controversy. Read more about the controversies in Wilde's life.
Picture of Dorian Gray
Read "Picture of Dorian Gray," by Oscar Wilde.
The Devoted Friend
Read "The Devoted Friend," by Oscar Wilde.
The Ideal Husband
Read "The Ideal Husband," by Oscar Wilde.
Reading Wilde, Querying Spaces
"An Exhibition Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Trials of Oscar Wilde."
The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde
"The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde" offers a look at some of the most dramatic moments in Oscar Wilde's life, but the records for those trials have remained unpublished since 1895, deemed "unfit for publication."