Oscar Wilde

Topics: Oscar Wilde / Pages: 13 (4663 words) / Published: Nov 10th, 2014
Semey state university named after Shakarim

Students independent work
Theme:
“Oscar Wilde”

Performed:Arykova Aigerim
Checked: Shalbaeva A. Zh.

Semey 2014

CONTENTS

Introduction………………………………………………………………3

1. Early life……………………………………………………………….4
2. Education……………………………………………………………...4
3. Prose writing …………………………………………………………..6
4. The Picture Of Dorian Gray…………………………………………..8
5. The end of the 19th century…………………………………………...9
6. Death…………………………………………………………………..11

Referenses………………………………………………………………..12

INTRODUCTION

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Anglo-Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and critic. He is regarded as one of the greatest playwrights of the Victorian Era. In his lifetime he wrote nine plays, one novel, and numerous poems, short stories, and essays. Wilde was a proponent of the Aesthetic movement, which emphasized aesthetic values more than moral or social themes. This doctrine is most clearly summarized in the phrase 'art for art's sake'.
Besides literary accomplishments, he is also famous, or perhaps infamous, for his wit, flamboyance, and affairs with men. He was tried and imprisoned for his homosexual relationship (then considered a crime) with the son of an aristocrat. Wilde's parents were successful Anglo-Irish Dublin intellectuals. Their son became fluent in French and German early in life. At university, Wilde read Greats; he proved himself to be an outstanding classicist, first at Dublin, then at Oxford. He became known for his involvement in the rising philosophy of aestheticism, led by two of his tutors, Walter Pater and John Ruskin. After university, Wilde moved to London into fashionable cultural and social circles. As a spokesman for aestheticism, he tried his hand at various literary activities: he published a book of poems, lectured in the United States and Canada on the new "English Renaissance in Art", and then returned to London

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