After writing in different forms throughout the s, the early s saw him become one of the most popular playwrights in London. He is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray , and the circumstances of his criminal conviction for gross indecency for consensual homosexual acts, imprisonment, and early death at age Wilde's parents were Anglo-Irish intellectuals in Dublin. A young Wilde learned to speak fluent French and German.
Who Was Oscar Wilde?
Oscar Wilde was best-known for being Oscar Wilde. But he was also a playwright, novelist, short-story writer, writer of charming fairy tales for children, and poet. This last one is often overlooked, with only one of this poems remaining widely known. Tread lightly, she is near Under the snow, Speak gently, she can hear The daisies grow.
Sir William was a renowned surgeon who found himself embroiled in a sensational scandal in when Mary Travers, a former patient, informed a local newspaper that she had been chloroformed and raped. Lady Jane was a poet who stood six feet tall and claimed to be "above respectability. An omnibus across the bridge Crawls like a yellow butterfly, And, here and there a passer-by Shows like a little restless midge. Big barges full of yellow hay Are moored against the shadowy wharf, And, like a yellow silken scarf, The thick fog hangs along the quay.
In he published his first collection, Poems. The next year Wilde toured America giving a total of lectures in nine months. In , Oscar Wilde entered his most creative and productive years. At the time of its publication critics and readers were outraged by its content and apparent homosexual undertones. He died in of an ear infection that had been contracted and untreated in prison. He does so by speaking about the world that Keats now gets to live in. The poet is with God, and beyond the problems and discomforts of the world. His death was incredibly important to the speaker, he holds a saint-like stature in his mind.