I received Mr. Wilde’s book last Wednesday, and I thank you very much for sending me the copy. It is a wonderful book—the best poor Oscar ever wrote. . . . The morning after the book came, I made a pilgrimage in his memory—going first to St. Germain de Prés . . . where the requiem mass was held over his remains. I knelt in the same place & was with his soul in spirit—then I sought the Rue des Beaux-Arts & went to the house where he died—all this gave me some consolation . . . for I was possessed by a might of sadness over his sorrows & suffering.
Oscar Wilde incorporated his own beliefs and ideology into the play by alluding to Victorian society "lets duplicity led to happiness." It is this "happiness" Wilde's play focuses on by concentrating the theme of the play on marriage....
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So too has Herodias, long the heroine of legend -- witness the titles of nearly all the previous literary treatments -- both gained and lost in Wilde's play.
In the Forest — Oscar Wilde | Jonathan Ho's Writing Pieces
One of the Oscar Wilde’s most loved, well known and successful play ‘The Importance Of Being Earnest’ was written during the summer of 1894 at Worthing, England.
SparkNotes: The Importance of Being Earnest: Context
Ellen Crowell is Associate Professor of English at Saint Louis University. Her publications include Aristocratic Drag: The Dandy in Irish and American Southern Fiction (Edinburgh, 2007). Her current book project, Oscar Wilde’s Body, reconstructs forgotten subcultures of mourning, fandom, and queer self-fashioning to reimagine Oscar Wilde’s presence in the literary and cultural landscapes of early modernism.
Symbolism and Decadence in Wilde's Salome
Jane Francesca Elgee was a poet and a journalist who inspired Oscar Wilde to follow in her path to a very successful career as a playwright, novelist, poet, and critic in literature.