Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde was born when?
October 1854

OScar Wilde’s parents
Sir William and Lady Jane

How many kids did Wilde have?
3 out of wedlock and 3 in wedlock

Oscar Wilde’s mom
wrote under the name speranza, believed that facts should not get in the way of a good story

Where did Wilde go to school?
He received a scholarship to Trinity College in Dublin, but left in 1874 to go to Oxford.

Aesthetic Movement
Wilde embraced this movement which was an attitude that the sheer beauty of objects would improve one’s quality of life

Why did Wilde move to London in February 1879
to become a professor of Aestetics

According to Wilde what is the only one thing in the world worst than to be talked about?
Not being talked about

At what age did Wilde declare the Oscar of the first period to be dead?
28

What play did Wilde write in Paris?
The Duchess of Padua for American actress Mary anderson

Constance Lloyd
Wilde remeets her in Dublin and marries her

Wilde’s 1st son name?
Cyril, second son: Vyven

What magazine did Wilde become editor for at age 32?
The Lady’s World

What did he change the name of the magazine he became editor of too?
Woman’s World

Who did Wilde begin tutoring that became his closest friend?
Robby Ross

What was the one thing Wilde could not resist?
temptation

What magazine published The Picture of Dorian Gray in 1890?
Lippincott

Who did Wilde fall in love with in 1891 at age 36?
Lord Alford Douglas, also known as Bosie

First of four plays opened by Wilde in February 1892?
Lady Windemere’s Fan

Other three plays written by Wilde
A woman of No importance, An Ideal Husband, and The Importance of being Ernest

What did each of Wilde’s plays mock?
Victorian society, London’s hierarchy and the mask worn by the upper crest

Criminal Law Amendment
Law passed by Parliament making all sexual acts between men illegal

The Marquess of Queensberry
Bosie’s father who found out about his relationship with Wilde and set out to end it

What did Wilde file against Bosie’s father?
Libel charges on April 3, 1895

Who defended Queensberry?
Edward Carson, someone Wilde knew from Trinity College

What was Wilde arrested and charged with on April 5?
Gross indecency under the Criminal Law amendment

When did Oscar Wilde’s trial begin?
April 26, 1985, but it ended in a hung jury

When was Wilde’s second trial?
May 25, he was sentenced to 2 years of hard labor in prison

When and how was Wilde released from prison?
May 18,1897, he was released with the dignity of a king returning from exile

Where did Wilde go after he was released from prison?
France under the pseudonym Sebastian Melmoth

When did Wilde die?
November 30, 1900 from cerebral meningitis at 46 yrs old

What did Wilde publish under the pseudonym C.3.3. on February 1898?
The Ballad of Reading Gaol

Where did Wilde’s wife Constance and the kids move?
Switzerland and reverted to the family name of Holland

Who salvaged Wilde’s estate from bankruptcy and revived his works?
Robby Ross

Tags: