Oscar Wilde fact sheet

Basic fact sheet on Oscar Wilde - could influence ideas for context in The Picture of Dorian Gray.

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Oscar Wilde
Born in Dublin on the 16th of
October 1854. Died in Paris on
the 30th of December 1900 (aged
`The Picture of Dorian Gray'
(1890) is Wilde's only novel ­ he
mostly wrote poems and play
Wilde became fluent in German and French quite early
on in life
He studied at Trinity College (Dublin) and Magdalen
College (Oxford)
In 1895, Wilde was convicted of gross indecency and
sentenced to two years' hard labour after being
found with Reginald Turner at the Cadogan Hotel
Wilde died from cerebral meningitis
He supported the cause of Irish nationalism
The first version of The Picture of Dorian Gray was
published as the lead story in the July 1890 edition of
Lippincott's Monthly Magazine
Wilde had to re-write The Picture of Dorian Gray for
the published novel version: 6 new chapters were
added and a lot of the homo-eroticism was removed
Wilde spent his last 3 years in impoverished exile


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