One of the most popular and playwrights of his time, Oscar Wilde lived life fully and often unapologetically. His wit and love of flamboyant dress was legendary as was his writing. He specialized in writing a series of social satires, including An Ideal Husband, A Woman of No Importance, and of course, his most well know work, The Importance of Being Earnest. His career hit a rough patch after he made advances toward the Marquis of Queensbury, writing De Profundis as his address to his accuser. Sentenced to prison after the trial, Wilde's career was never the same. He finally died penniless in Europe in 1900 after staying with friends and in cheap hotels after his release from prison. The Picture of Dorian Gray brought him high acclaim after his death. It was his only novel.
Date of Birth: October 16, 1854
Date of Death: November 30, 1900
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