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The story of a man who preserves his youth while his portrait visibly deteriorates with time.

Produktbeschreibung
The story of a man who preserves his youth while his portrait visibly deteriorates with time.
  • Produktdetails
  • Oberon Modern Plays
  • Verlag: OBERON BOOKS
  • Revised
  • Seitenzahl: 104
  • Erscheinungstermin: September 1999
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 210mm x 131mm x 9mm
  • Gewicht: 191g
  • ISBN-13: 9781840021035
  • ISBN-10: 1840021039
  • Artikelnr.: 21469616
Autorenporträt
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (b. Dublin, 1854) was an Irish playwright, who wrote one of the best loved comedies in the English language - The Importance of Being Earnest (1895). A leading wit and conversationalist in London society, his career was destroyed at its height when he was imprisoned for homosexual offences. Wilde was born in Dublin and educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and Magdalen College, Oxford. Settling in London, he became famous for his extravagant dress, long hair, and paradoxical views on art, literature, and morality. His first play, Vera (1880), a tragedy about Russian nihilists, was produced in New York to poor reviews. Success in the theatre came with the elegant drawing-room comedy Lady Windermere's Fan. A Woman of No Importance (1893) was another success. Other works for the theatre were An Ideal Husband (1895) and the biblical Salomé (1896), written in French for Sarah Bernhardt. Wilde flaunted his homosexual affairs, including his ill-fated liaison with Lord Alfred Douglas. Following a celebrated trial in 1895 he was sentenced to two years' imprisonment with hard labour. The sentence led to public humiliation, poor health, and bankruptcy. On his release in 1897 he left for France and remained in exile there until his death in 1900.