350K - views

Oscar Wilde

Carmen Rado. 2012. General information. Birthname: Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde. Birth date: October 16, 1854. Birth place: Dublin, Ireland. Death date: November 30, 1900. Death place: Paris, France.

Embed :
Presentation Download Link

Download Presentation - The PPT/PDF document "Oscar Wilde" is the property of its rightful owner. Permission is granted to download and print the materials on this web site for personal, non-commercial use only, and to display it on your personal computer provided you do not modify the materials and that you retain all copyright notices contained in the materials. By downloading content from our website, you accept the terms of this agreement.

Oscar Wilde

Presentation on theme: "Oscar Wilde"— Presentation transcript:


Oscar Wilde

Carmen Rado


General information

Birthname: Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde

Birth date: October 16, 1854

Birth place: Dublin, Ireland

Death date: November 30, 1900

Death place: Paris, France

Burial: La Pére Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France

Hair color: Brown

Eye color: Grey

High school: Portora Royal School

College: Trinity College, Magdalen College

Occupation: Playwright, novelist, poet, editor

Children: Cyril and VyvyanSlide3

Some interesting facts

Although a proficient


and versatile


writer, Wilde only wrote one novel during his lifetime: “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” published in 1891.

Went on a lecture tour throughout the United States, London and Canada to teach aesthetic


values in 1879.

Regarded as one of the greatest playwrights of the Victorian Era, Wilde wrote and produced nine plays.

In 1895 Oscar Wilde was sentenced to prison for 2 years, convicted of homosexuality. Slide5

Literary works

1878 Ravenna

1881 Poems

1888 The Happy Prince and Other Tales

1889 The Decay of Lying

1891 The Picture of Dorian Gray

1891 Lord Arthur


Crime and Other Stories

1891 Intentions

1891 Salome

1892 The House of Pomegranates

1892 Lady Windermere’s Fan

1893 A Woman of No Importance

1893 The Duchess of Padua

1894 The Sphinx

1895 An Ideal Husband

1895 The Importance of Being Earnest

1898 The Ballad of Reading



The Picture of Dorian Gray

20 June


Artist Basil Hallward, who paintes Dorian, is blinded of his natural beauty and believes that young man has made him paint completely newly.

In Basil’s studio Dorian meets lord Henry, whose worldview

he deeply fascinates.

Lord Henry believes that there are only 2 things to strive for(püüelda): beauty and sensory

sensations(meelelised tundmused). Understanding that beauty is not permanent, Dorian wishes that instead of him agings(vananeks) his portrait. Slide9

Some quotes

"Men become old, but they never become good.“

"Nowadays all the married men live like bachelors and all the bachelors live like married men.“


"Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.“

"A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her."Slide10