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7 little-known facts about Oscar Wilde, an Irish literary legend

He wrote beautiful prose, satirical plays and broke a lot of social taboos. Here are 7 interesting facts about Oscar Wilde and his remarkable life.



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Bonnie Duryee
I am a great fan of Oscar Wilde's plays. I especially love "The Importance of Being Ernest" and "Lady Windermere's Fan"
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Nov 2, 2016 8:36PM
Kevin Krayeski
Kevin Krayeski
He obviously wasn't a 'homosexual' as he had loved several women and eventually married one. More accurately, he was bisexual, but repented of his sexual sins and converted to the Holy Catholic Church on his deathbed.
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Nov 2, 2016 8:46PM
Julie Potthoff
Julie Potthoff
That's awful that he felt a need to repent for fear of going to hell. Its sad that he couldn't be whatever and whoever he wanted without all the labels.
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Nov 2, 2016 9:12PM
Dennis Myers
My favorite quote,"Violence, the first refuge of the incompetent".
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Nov 2, 2016 9:23PM
Sara Freeman
One of my favorite plays in 'Ernest !
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Nov 2, 2016 9:36PM
Nina Kamwene
Nina Kamwene
Thank you that was informational.
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Nov 2, 2016 9:47PM
Tom Young
Great mind, it's to bad that his sexual preface led to his demise.
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Nov 2, 2016 9:53PM
Caroline Neumann
An unfair end. I just wish somehow God himself would show up and scold all the bigots!
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Nov 2, 2016 11:44PM
Carl Brent Schafer
Carl Brent Schafer
Quite interesting...Thank you
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Nov 3, 2016 12:17AM
jmsblanton
I think he is buried in Paris!
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Nov 3, 2016 1:00AM
Kathleen B. Nicoletti
An amazing genius.
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Nov 3, 2016 1:49AM
John Gross
I believe his jail time came from an affair with the son of the Marcus of Queenbury, yes the boxing guy. Seems kind of macho?
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Nov 3, 2016 2:22AM
Spencer Young
He met Flo in 1875 and their relationship petered out in 1977? Too bad they couldn't stick it out a tad longer. LOL Oops
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Nov 3, 2016 2:39AM
Alan Bury
Alan Bury
Love his work & wit , could amuse for hours.
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Nov 3, 2016 6:43AM
williamrlaughlin
He was also famous for his witty and amusing quips such as, "I can resist anything except temptation." ~ Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan
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Nov 3, 2016 7:29AM

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