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"
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.
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.
Nov 2, 2016 9:12PM
Dennis Myers
My favorite quote,"Violence, the first refuge of the incompetent".
Nov 2, 2016 9:23PM
Sara Freeman
One of my favorite plays in 'Ernest !
Nov 2, 2016 9:36PM
Nina Kamwene
Nina Kamwene
Thank you that was informational.
Nov 2, 2016 9:47PM
Tom Young
Great mind, it's to bad that his sexual preface led to his demise.
Nov 2, 2016 9:53PM
Caroline Neumann
An unfair end. I just wish somehow God himself would show up and scold all the bigots!
Nov 2, 2016 11:44PM
Carl Brent Schafer
Carl Brent Schafer
Quite interesting...Thank you
Nov 3, 2016 12:17AM
I think he is buried in Paris!
Nov 3, 2016 1:00AM
Kathleen B. Nicoletti
An amazing genius.
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?
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
Nov 3, 2016 2:39AM
Alan Bury
Alan Bury
Love his work & wit , could amuse for hours.
Nov 3, 2016 6:43AM
He was also famous for his witty and amusing quips such as, "I can resist anything except temptation." ~ Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan
Nov 3, 2016 7:29AM

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