Anglo-Irish playwright, novelists, poet, and critic oscar Wilde is regarded as one of the greatest playwrights of the victorian era. He was born on October 16, 1854, in Dublin. Ireland.
Oscar Wilde in his lifetime wrote numerous poems, one novel, nine plays, short stories, and essays. He was imprisoned for his homosexual relationship because at that time it was considered a crime. His father sir Willam Wilde was an eye doctor and his mother jane Francisca Elgee was a poet and journalist. He published his first collection of poetry in 1881.
The picture of Dorian is his first and only novel. He attended oxford’s Magdalen college between 1874-1878 where he gets involved in the aesthetic movement and became an advocate for ‘art for art’s sake’.
Arts for art’s sake was an idea that art should not exist for any other motive than beauty. He also wrote children’s stories, the happy prince, and other tales.
The Picture of Dorian Gray( Poem), The Ballad of Reading Gaol (poem), and The Importance of Being Earnest (play) are some of his famous works.