Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde is an Irish writer and poet famous for his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, published in 1890.

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What is the irony in the happy prince short story by Oscar Wilde?

When prince was alive,he lived happy and peaceful life....he does nothing when have life.....after death he came to know about the sufferings of common man....

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What is the conclusion of the story The Canterville Ghost?

Virginia Otis helps the ghost (Sir Simon) to forgive his killers and to repent his sinful acts, finally finding redemption. The house is no longer haunted.

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What is the quote by Oscar Wilde about the Irish having long history of sadness broken by short periods of joy?

The quote is attributed to W.B. Yeats: "Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy which sustained him through temporary periods of joy..." however no reference to any writing (prose or poetry) is ever included in the reference. It may be a reasonable descriptor of Yeats, by somebody else, although that is also pure conjecture.

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Where was Oscar Wilde imprisoned?

He was imprisoned first in Pentonville prison, then moved to Wandsworth prison in London.

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Who is Percival Wilde?

Wilde, Percival (1887-1953), playwright. The prolific dramatist and author was born in New York and educated at Columbia. Although few of his works were produced on Broadway and none was a commercial success, he is reputed to have had more plays performed regularly by amateur theatres than any other contemporary dramatist. Among his popular titles were The Aftermath, The Lady of Dreams, and The Reckoning. Of his many textbooks, the best known was probably The Craftsmanship of the One‐Act Play.

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What is Oscar Wilde's nickname?

Lady fuckingham

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How did Oscar Wilde die?

wilde died of cerebal meningitis on 30th November 1900.

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Who is 20 th century biographer of Irish writers including James Joyce Oscar Wilde and William Butler Yeats?

Richard Ellman - found in Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Ellmann

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A cynic is one who knows the price of everything and the of nothing?

A cynic is one who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. Maybe, but Wilde died at only 46. At 56 I'd say a cynic is just a skeptic who's hit middle age.

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Did Kerry Washington win the Oscar?

She has never been nominated for an Oscar.

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Where did Oscar Wilde die?

In Paris in France.

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How long was Oscar Wilde imprisoned?

Oscar Wilde was imprisoned for two years- from 1895 to 1897.

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How tall was Oscar Wilde?

Approx. 6' 3'' tall.

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The story of the model millionaire by Oscar wild Plot Summary?

Firstly, this short story emphasises the materialistic aspects of life. The protagonist of this story Hughie is a misfit in a mercantile world. He is at a loss in the world of bulls and bears. In spite of his charming appearance, he has failed in every attempts to make money. He cannot understand the ways of the world and ends up miserably whenever he tries to be successful materially. His affair with Laura is at a stake as he has failed to raise a fund of ten thousand pounds as demanded by Laura's father who welcomes Hughie as a person but is not ready to accept him as his son-in-law. Hence the second sentence of the story becomes significant:"Romance is the privilege of the rich, not the profession of the unemployed." In the end, had Baron not provided Hughie the money, the latter's marriage with Laura would not have materialised. So, making both ends meet becomes more important than the melody of love. When the stomach burns with hunger, the whole world becomes prosaic and the beautiful full moon looks like a hot flour cake. Every lover and beloved should keep it in mind. Secondly, one must have the kindness of heart as well. Kindness shown to others pays in the end. There is no doubt that had Hughie not offered the sovereign to Baron, the latter would not have shown his generosity to sponsor the money Hughie required. Tender qualities are not to be totally dispensed with even in a thoroughly materialistic world. The above to themes are undoubtedly opposed to each other. Many readers object to the very fact that this story has a fairytale quality. There are many chance factors in this story. Hughie accidentally meets the disguised Baron at Trevor's studio. Then he gets the chance to have an intimate exchange of feelings with the latter. Accidentally there is a sovereign in his pocket. Strangely enough the beggar turns out to be a millionaire. Many critics have identified the story as a modern version of the Jason legend. But we must not discard the story as based only on chance factors because we know that truth is stranger than fiction. Such chance factors are common in our life too. However, one question remains in the end: What ultimately wins- the value system that Laura's father believes or the cordial qualities that Hughie possesses? There is no doubt that without ten thousand pounds the marriage would not have taken place. On the other hand, it is also true that Hughie would not have got the prize from Baron had Hughie not shown his kindness to the beggar, the disguised Baron. Wilde is not an extremist. He believes that one must have a solid financial base to build the successful married life. On the other hand, he maintains that while following the ways of the world, one must not discard his cordial qualities completely. We must maintain a steady balance between the two. Lastly, a rich man must know the proper ways to expend his wealth. Monetary gains do not salve one's soul unless he expends that money to help others. By helping Hughie to marry Laura, Baron exemplifies the ideal way to spend money. That is why he raises himself to the status of a model millionaire from the status of a millionaire model.

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What is the moral of Oscar Wilde devoted friend?

sometimes when you is very good people lustglunk alhought the close friends.so you must to think before you do any thing.

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I want a brief summary of the story the happy prince by Oscar Wilde?

It is a story of a statue that is covered in gold and jewels everyone admires him but he just stands there alone. One day a bird goes to nest at his feet and he asks the bird to help him help others that he sees are in need. He gives away all he has, even his sapphire eyes, which leave him blind, until he has nothing and is no longer admired by the rich men in town. The bird dies and he falls in love with the statue and can't bear to leave him standing alone, the statue is melted apart from his heart. However, due to the love that they gave to all they saw needed it God gives them a place in heaven forever.

It is a story about loneliness and the power of love. If you haven't read it you should it's such a lovely short story.

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When did Oscar Wilde write the devoted friend?

Published in 1888

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What were Oscar Wilde's most famous plays?

The Importance of Being Earnest.

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Who Published quote there is only one thing in life worse than being talked about and that is being not talked about by Oscar Wilde?

It was Oscar Wilde who said that.

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Is 'The Importance of Being Ernest' by Oscar Wilde a comedy of manners?

Yes.

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Why was Oscar Wilde put in prison?

In 1895 he was convicted of Gross Indecency and sentenced to two years in prison. This was as a result of his homosexual activity.

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What would a 1913 edition of Oscar Wilde's Poems signed by Oscar Wilde be worth?

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Given that he died in 1900, a 1913 edition could not be signed personally by Oscar Wilde.

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What is a summary of The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde?

This is the story about a prince who had got every thing in his life. He had not seen any sorrow in his life. He helped his people whatever he could.

As it happens with every body, one day the prince also left this world. People were very sad and unhappy. People made his statue in his memory. The statue was made up of lead and fixed with various jewels. Blue jewels were fixed in his eyes. The statue was kept over a pillar at the centre of the town so that everybody could remember him.

Once upon a time a bird came to visit the place and stopped between the feet of the statue. During night when the swallow was going to sleep, a drop fell on his head. He looked up and saw that tears coming out from the eyes of the statue. He became very sad.

"Why are you crying my dear?" Asked the bird "I have seen every thing happy in my life, but here I am seeing that somebody is unhappy and sad?" Replied the prince.

The bird was surprised and asked about what he could see. The prince told him that he has seen that there is house at far off place where a poor woman lives. She is very sad because she has no money to buy food and medicines for his son who is very sick and unhealthy.

The prince requests him to help the woman. He gives one of the jewels of his sword to the bird and told to hand it over to the poor old woman. She becomes happy after getting the jewel as he could buy medicines and good food for his son and her.

The swallow replied that he is not feeling cold. Why? The prince told him that by doing a good deed he has got warmth.

The bird wanted to flew to the warm place where his family members had gone. He said good bye to prince but he stopped the swallow to leave him. He wants some more works to be done by the bird. One after other he gave out his jewels from his body and at lost he gave all the pieces of his cloth also. He helped the poor young man who wanted to write good things but unable due to want of money. The prince helped the little girl who was selling matches but due to heavy cold her matches became wet she could not sell it. She was afraid that her father will beat her after reaching home. The prince never wanted to see any thing unhappy in the world. He gave the jewel of his another eye and made the girl happy.

The day came when all the jewels of his body gone. The prince looked ugly and shabby. The swallow never left the place to help the prince. Then the snow came. The little bird got colder and c. He knew that his end has come.

"Good bye", replied the prince. Some thing broke inside him. It was his heart.

One day the mayor and councilors saw condition of the statue of the prince during their visit. A dead bird was under his feet. They decided to remove the statue from that place and put statue of the mayor. They took down the lead from the statue of the prince gave it to workmen to make statue of the mayor. The workmen found that there was a heart inside the statue which did not melt. They decided to throw the heart to the heap of the dust where the little dead bird was lying.

The god was seeing this. He ordered his angles to bring the two most precious things from the town.

They brought the broken heart and the dead bird. The god said "You are right".

  • It is said that the little bird still lives with the god in his garden of paradise and the happy prince always known in the name of the god
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What Oscar did Oscar Wilde win?

The only Oscar to win an Oscar was lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II. The Irish writer and poet Oscar Wilde died in 1900, almost 29 years before the first Oscars were ever handed out.

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How did Oscar Wilde start writing poetry?

Oscar Wilde starting writing when he was 7 years old

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