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The Works of Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde has been one of the most famous writers of all time. His works have inspired a lot of others to take up writing. Originally christened as Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde, he was a prolific writer from Ireland.

He has numerous poems, plays, fiction and essays to his name. He had shown his creativity and mettle in the different forms of literature.

Oscar Wilde

He had composed various pieces during the 1880s and settled into being one of London’s most popular playwrights with the start of the 1890s. He is revered for his plays, epigrams and the novel The Picture of Dorian Grey. He was imprisoned under certain circumstances and did die an immature death.

Family and Early Life of Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde was born on October 16, 1854, in Dublin, Ireland. He was the second of the three Wilde siblings, born to Sir William Wilde and Jane Wilde. Her mother was an Irish nationalist and wrote poetry for Young Irelanders under the pseudonym Speranza. Her works and the poetry from Young Irelanders gave birth to a deep love for literature that Oscar developed over the ages.

Oscar’s elder William Wilde was a leading to-ophthalmologic surgeon from Ireland and was consequently knighted in 1864 for his services. The dispensary created by William became the forerunner for the Dublin Eye and Ear Hospital.

Young Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde got a preliminary education at home from a French bonne as well as a German governess until the age of nine. After that, Oscar Wilde got formal education from the Portora Royal School in Enniskillen of County Fermanagh. Wilde also had a sister named Isola who died of meningitis at a tender age of nine. Oscar had later dedicated the poem Requiescat in her memory.

Wilde attended college at the Trinity College in Dublin from 1871 to 1874. He had received the guidance of his mentor J.P. Mahaffy during this period and had also helped him write the book Social Life in Greece. Wilde also received a lot of knowledge from the University Philosophical Society, becoming an established member in a short amount of time.

Oscar was one of the outstanding students at the college and won the Berkeley Gold Medal, which was the highest academic award in Greek. He also won the demyship to Magdalen College in Oxford. Thereafter, he attended Magdalen College from 1874 to 1878.

Popular Works by Oscar Wilde

Oscar has written volumes in terms of literature. There have been poems, novels, plays, epigrams and others. The following are the works of Wilde in their chronological order:

The Picture of Dorian Gray

List of Complete works of Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde – Short Story Category

• Birthday of the Infanta, The from ‘A House of Pomegranates’
Canterville Ghost, The
• Devoted Friend, The
• Fisherman and his Soul, The from ‘A House of Pomegranates’ collection
Happy Prince, The
• Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime
Model Millionaire, The
• Nightingale and the Rose, The
• Portrait of Mr. W. H., The
• Remarkable Rocket, The
Selfish Giant, The
• Sphinx Without a Secret, The
• Star-Child, The from ‘A House of Pomegranates’
• Young King, The from ‘A House of Pomegranates’
Fiction/Novel Category
• Picture of Dorian Gray

List of Oscar Wilde’s Essays

• American invasion, The
• Anglo-Indian’s Complaint, An
• Art And The Handicraftsman
• Art at Willis’s rooms
• Beauties of Bookbinding, The
• Close of the Arts and Crafts, The
• Critic as Artist, The
• De Profundis
• Decay of Lying: An Observation, The
• English Poetesses
• English Renaissance Of Art, The
• Ethics of Journalism, The
• Grosvenor Gallery, 1877, The
• House Decoration
• House of Pomegranates, A
• Keats’s Sonnet on Blue
• L’envoi
• Lecture To Art Students
• Letter To Joaquin Miller
• Letters on Dorian Gray
• London Models
• Miscellaneous Aphorisms
• More Radical Ideas Upon Dress Reform
• Mr Morris on Tapestry
• Mr Whistler’s Ten O’Clock
• Mrs. Langtry as Hester Grazebrook
• Pen, Pencil, and Poison
• Poems In Prose
• Printing and Printers
• Puppets And Actors
• Relation of Dress to Art. A Note in Black and White on Mr. Whistler’s Lecture, The
• Reviews
• Rise of Historical Criticism, The
• Sculpture At the Arts and Crafts
• Selected Prose of Oscar Wilde
• Shorter Prose Pieces
• Soul of Man under Socialism, The
• Tomb of Keats, The
• Truth of Masks – A Note On Illusion, The
• Unity of the Arts. A Lecture and a Five O’Clock, The
• Women’s Dress
Play Category

• Duchess Of Padua, The A play/drama
• Florentine Tragedy – A Fragment, A
• For Love of the King, a Burmese Masque A short play
• Ideal Husband, An A comedy/drama play
• Importance of Being Earnest, The A comedy play
• Lady Windermere’s Fan A play/drama
• Sainte Courtisane – A Fragment, La
• Vera; Or, The Nihilists Melodrama play
• Woman of No Importance, A A comedy/drama play

List of Oscar Wilde’s Poems

• Amor Intellectualis
• Apologia
At Verona
• Athanasia
• Ave Imperatrix
• Ave Maria Gratia Plena
• Ballad of Reading Gaol, The
• Ballade De Marguerite (Normande)
Bella Donna Della Mia Mente, La
• Burden Of Itys, The
• By The Arno
• Camma
• Canzonet
• Chanson
• Charmides
• Desespoir
• Dole Of The King’s Daughter (Breton), The
E Tenebris
Easter Day
• Endymion (For Music)
Fabien Dei Franchi
• Flower of Love
• From Spring Days To Winter (For Music)
• Fuite De La Lune, La
• Garden Of Eros, The
• Grave Of Keats, The
• Grave Of Shelley, The
• Greece
• Harlot’s House, The
• Helas!
• Her Voice
Holy Week At Genoa
• Humanitad
• Impression De Voyage
• Impression Du Matin
• Impression–Le Reveillon
• In The Forest
• In The Gold Room–A Harmony
• Jardin, Le
• Jardin Des Tuileries, Le
• Les Ballons
• Les Silhouettes
Libertatis Sacra Fames
• Louis Napoleon
• Madonna Mia
Magdalen Walks
• Mer, La
• My Voice
• New Helen, The
• New Remorse, The
• On The Massacre Of The Christians In Bulgaria
• On The Sale By Auction Of Keats’ Love Letters
• Pan–Double Villanelle
• Panneau, Le
• Panthea
• Phedre
• Portia
Quantum Mutata
• Queen Henrietta Maria
• Quia Multum Amavi
• Ravenna
• Requiescat
• Rome Unvisited
• Roses And Rue
• San Miniato
• Santa Decca
• Serenade (For Music)
• Silentium Amoris
Sonnet On Approaching Italy
• Sonnet On Hearing The Dies Irae Sung In The Sistine Chapel
• Sonnet To Liberty
• Sphinx, The
• Symphony In Yellow
• Taedium Vitae
• Theocritus–A Villanelle
• To Milton
• To My Wife–With A Copy Of My Poems
• Tristitiae
• True Knowledge, The
• Under The Balcony
• Urbs Sacra Aeterna
• Vision, A
Vita Nuova
• With A Copy Of ‘A House Of Pomegranates’

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