Oscar fingal o'flahertie wills wilde was born in dublin, ireland on 15th october, 1854 a hedonistic dandy, wilde liked to posture as a member of the idle rich but in fact was very hard-working as shown by the fact that he had his first and only novel, the picture of dorian gray published and with two. Oscar fingal o'flahertie wills wilde 71 pins 619 followers god knows i won't be an oxford don anyhow i'll be a poet, a writer, a dramatist somehow or other i' ll be famous, and if not famous, i'll be notorious or perhaps i'll lead the life of pleasure for a time and then—who knows—rest and do nothing what does plato. Oscar wilde born oscar fingal o'flahertie wills wilde is born in dublin to sir william and francesca elgee wilde oscar is the second of the couple's three children, though he has three half-siblings from his father's previous relationships 1864. Jr lemaster and donald d kummings, eds, walt whitman: an encyclopedia ( new york: garland publishing, 1998), reproduced by permission born oscar fingal o'flahertie wills wilde in dublin, wilde is most famous for his only novel, the picture of dorian gray (1891), his dramatic comedy the importance of being. Oscar wilde was born in dublin on 16 october 1854, the son of upper-middle class anglo-irish intellectuals his earliest education was at the staunchly protestant portora royal school in enniskillen, before he progressed to trinity college, dublin in 1871 wilde excelled as a student of greek, and in 1874. Oscar wilde biography - oscar fingal o'flahertie wills wilde (october 16, 1854- november 30, 1900) was an anglo-irish playwright, novelist, poet, and short story writer - oscar wilde biography and list of works - oscar wilde books. Born in dublin to a professional family, the middle child of three, wilde attended trinity college, dublin, and magdalen college, oxford where he studied classics and wrote his award winning poem, ravenna he settled in london where he became a journalist and published his first collection, poems, in 1881 before.
Welcome to another edition of irish fiction fridays today's offering likely needs little introduction, but in case you aren't familiar with either oscar wilde or the picture of dorian gray, read on oscar fingal o'flahertie wills wilde was born in dublin on the october 16, 1854 wilde came from a very literary. Wilde, oscar fingal o'flahertie wills (1854–1900) born in dublin to artistically minded parents, wilde studied for three years at trinity college in dublin, and then at magdalen college in oxford, where his tutors included the english art critic john ruskin and the english essayist walter pater at the age of. Oscar fingal o'flahertie wills wilde (16 october 1854 – 30 november 1900) was an irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet after writing in different f. Oscar wilde was born at 21 westland row, dublin (now home of the oscar wilde centre, trinity college, dublin) the second of three children born to sir william wilde and jane francesca wilde, two years behind william (willie) jane wilde, under the pseudonym speranza (the italian word for 'hope'),.
Facts about oscar wilde, one of ireland's greatest, if not most humorous exports wilde was born with three middle names his full name is “oscar fingal o' flahertie wills wilde,” born in dublin in 1854. By society, his health broken by imprisonment, he spent the rest of his life in europe he died in paris on 30 november 1900 aged 46 further information about the life of oscar wilde can be found here via the oxford dictionary of national biography name: oscar wilde also known as: oscar fingal o'flahertie wills wilde.
Oscar wilde, in full oscar fingal o'flahertie wills wilde, (born october 16, 1854, dublin, ireland—died november 30, 1900, paris, france), irish wit, poet, and dramatist whose reputation rests on his only novel, the picture of dorian gray ( 1891), and on his comic masterpieces lady windermere's fan (1892) and the. Edwards, owen dudley wilde, oscar fingal o'flahertie wills (1854–1900) oxford dictionary of national biography ed h c g matthew and brian harrison oxford: oup, 2004 online ed ed lawrence goldman jan 2010 given name: oscar fingal o'flahertie wills family name: wilde birth date: october 16, 1854. Oscar fingal o'flahertie wills wilde was born in dublin on 16 october 1854 to one of ireland's most distinguished professional, nationalist families of protestant descent his father was william robert wills wilde (1815-1876), an eminent eye doctor, travel writer, and amateur ethnographer he became.
Welcome to the official oscar wilde website learn more about oscar wilde and contact us today for more information. Oscar fingal o'flahertie wills wilde (yes, it's a mouthful) was born 16 october 1854 in dublin, ireland his father was sir william wilde, a respected surgeon his mother, francesca elgee wilde, was a flamboyant, dramatic persona who, before her marriage, published revolutionary poems under the pen name speranza. Oscar fingal o'flahertie wills wilde was the son of sir william wilde and lady jane wilde he was born 16 october 1854 in dublin, ireland oscar was an intelligent child he attended portora royal school in his youth, then trinity college, and later graduated from oxford university he had a love of greek. Oscar fingal o'flahertie wills wilde was born on october 16, 1854 in dublin, ireland his father, william wilde, was an acclaimed doctor who was knighted for his work as medical advisor for the irish censuses william wilde later founded st mark's ophthalmic hospital, entirely at his own personal expense.
In chicago last year i came across a cow statue with a plaque inviting me to phone it i took it to be a joke, but thought how wonderful if it weren't then i found out it wasn't it's a wonderful initiative, and i was pleased and proud to be part of it ” john banville oscar fingal o'flahertie wills wilde was born in 1854 to leading. Biography oscar fingal o'flahertie wills wilde was born in dublin in 1854 he went to trinity college, dublin and then to magdalen college, oxford, where he began to propagandize the new aesthetic (or 'art for art's sake') movement despite winning a first and the newdigate prize for poetry, wilde failed to obtain an.
Oscar fingal o'flahertie wills wilde (16 october 1854 – 30 november 1900) was an irish poet and playwright after writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of london's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s he is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, his novel the picture of dorian. Jump to: overview (4) | mini bio (1) | spouse (1) | trivia (10) | personal quotes ( 57) birth name, oscar fingal o'flahertie wills wilde height, 6' 3 (191 m) mini bio (1) a gifted poet, playwright and wit, oscar wilde was a phenomenon in 19th-century england he was illustrious for preaching the importance of style in life. Oscar fingal o'flahertie wills wilde was born in dublin on 16 october 1854 his father was a successful surgeon and his mother a writer and literary hostess wilde was educated at trinity college, dublin and magdalen college, oxford while at oxford, wilde became involved in the aesthetic movement after he graduated.