Free ebooks by Oscar Wilde





Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright. At the height of his fame and success, he had the Marquess of Queensberry prosecuted for criminal libel. The Marquess was the father of Wilde's lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. The libel trial unearthed evidence that caused Wilde to drop his charges and led to his own arrest and trial for gross indecency with men. Upon his release, he left immediately for France, never to return to Ireland or Britain. He died destitute in Paris at the age of 46. (Wikipedia)