Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 210. Chapters: Oscar Wilde, Mairead Maguire, Alexander Henry Haliday, Mary Robinson, Brian Lenihan, Jnr, GeorgeMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 210. Chapters: Oscar Wilde, Mairead Maguire, Alexander Henry Haliday, Mary Robinson, Brian Lenihan, Jnr, George Berkeley, Malachi Martin, Jaja Wachuku, Frank Murphy, David Norris (politician), Gerry Ryan, David Littman (historian), Edmond Malone, John Gerrard (artist), Edward Carson, Baron Carson, William Rowan Hamilton, P.
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Medlicott, John Martin (Young Irelander), Richard Greene (politician), Joe Duffy, Shane Ross, Walter Terence Stace, Richard Graves MacDonnell, Willie Wilde, John Hely-Hutchinson (statesman), Hugh Cairns, 1st Earl Cairns, Scilla Elworthy, Ranald Graham, Henry Crowe, Charles Theodore Hagberg Wright, Pat Cox, Alan Shatter, Rory Carroll, Charles Algernon Parsons, Charles DArcy, Leo Varadkar, John George Adair, Isaac Butt, Hari Singh Gour, Edwin Wyndham-Quin, 3rd Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl, James Patrick Mahon, Jan OSullivan, Thomas Ranken Lyle, Chris de Burgh, Michael McGimpsey, Ivana Bacik, Richard Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo, James Creed Meredith, Maria Doyle Kennedy, John Toler, 1st Earl of Norbury, James Henry Reynolds, Thomas John Hussey, Maurice ORorke, Jo Shapcott, Mary Lou McDonald, Michael McGlynn, Ciaran Farrell.
Excerpt: Oscar Fingal OFlahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 - 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of Londons most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams and plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment which was followed by his early death. Wildes parents were successful Dublin intellectuals.
Their son became fluent in French and German early in life. At university Wilde read Greats- he proved himself to be an outstanding classicist, first at Dublin, then at Oxford. He became known for his involvement in the rising philosophy of aestheticism, led by two of his tutors, Walter Pater and John Ruskin. After university, Wilde moved to London into fashionable cultural and social circles. As a spokesman for aestheticism, he tried his hand at various literary activities: he published a book of poems, lectured in the United States and Canada on the new English Renaissance in Art, and then returned to London where he worked prolifically as a journalist.
Known for his biting wit, flamboyant dress, and glittering conversation, Wilde became one of the best-known personalities of his day. At the turn of the 1890s, he refined his ideas about the supremacy of art in a series of dialogues and essays, and incorporated themes of decadence, duplicity, and beauty into his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890). The opportunity to construct aesthetic details precisely, and combine them with larger social themes, drew Wilde to write drama. He wrote Salome (1891) in French in Paris but it was refused a licence.
Unperturbed, Wilde produced four society comedies in the early 1890s, which made him one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London. At the height of his fame and success, while his masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest (1895), was still on stage in London, Wilde had the Marquess of Queensberry, the father of his lover, Lord Alfre