Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish author, playwright and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, his plays, as well as the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death.
Through the 1880’s & 1890’s, Wilde became the most successful playwright in London. His play “The Importance of Being Earnest” still gets performed in major theatres and even got several iterations in movie form. To this day, Oscar Wilde is considered to be one of the most important writers in England’s history.
25 of Oscar Wilde’s Wittiest Quotes: