Oscar Wilde Audio Books

Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was born in Dublin. He won scholarships to both Trinity College, Dublin, and Magdalen College, Oxford. In 1875, he began publishing poetry in literary magazines, and in 1878, he won the coveted Newdigate Prize for English poetry. He had a reputation as a flamboyant wit and man-about-town. After his marriage to Constance Lloyd in 1884, he tried to establish himself as a writer, but with little initial success. However, his three volumes of short fiction, The Happy Prince, Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, and A House of Pomegranates, together with his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, gradually won him a reputation as a modern writer with an original talent. That reputation was confirmed and enhanced by the phenomenal success of his society comedies: Lady Windermere’s Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and The Importance of Being Earnest, all performed on London’s West End stage between 1892 and 1895. In 1895, he was convicted of engaging in homosexual acts, which were then illegal, and sentenced to two years imprisonment with hard labor. He soon declared bankruptcy, and his property was auctioned off. In 1896, he lost legal custody of his children. When his mother died that same year, his wife Constance visited him at the jail to bring him the news. It was the last time they saw each other. In the years after his release, his health deteriorated. In November 1900, he died in Paris at the age of forty-six.

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Extended Sample The Picture Dorian Gray  by Oscar Wilde
Extended Sample The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray  by Oscar Wilde
Extended Sample The Canterville Ghost  by Oscar Wilde
Extended Sample The Picture of Dorian Gray  by Oscar Wilde
Extended Sample The Happy Prince and Other Stories  by Oscar Wilde
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Extended Sample The Importance of Being Earnest  by Oscar Wilde
Extended Sample The Picture of Dorian Gray  by Oscar Wilde
Extended Sample The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivia Comedy for Serious People  by Oscar Wilde
Extended Sample The Importance of Being Earnest  by Oscar Wilde
Extended Sample The Picture of Dorian Gray  by Oscar Wilde
Extended Sample The Picture of Dorian Gray  by Oscar Wilde
Extended Sample The Importance of Being Earnest  by Oscar Wilde
Extended Sample An Ideal Husband  by Oscar Wilde
Extended Sample The Picture of Dorian Gray  by Oscar Wilde
Extended Sample The Importance of Being Earnest   by Oscar Wilde
Extended Sample The Happy Prince and Other Stories  by Oscar Wilde
Extended Sample The Picture of Dorian Gray  by Oscar Wilde
Extended Sample Princi I Lumtur Dhe Përralla Të Tjera  by Oscar Wilde
Extended Sample The Happy Prince, and Other Stories  by Oscar Wilde
Extended Sample The Importance of Being Earnest  by Oscar Wilde
Extended Sample Oscar Wilde  by Oscar Wilde
Extended Sample The Picture of Dorian Gray  by Oscar Wilde
Extended Sample El cumpleaños de la Infanta  by Oscar Wilde
Extended Sample El niño estrella  by Oscar Wilde
Extended Sample The Picture of Dorian Gray  by Oscar Wilde
Extended Sample Fairy Tales for Adults Volume, Vol 4  by Beatrix Potter
Extended Sample Fairy Tales for Adults, Volume 5  by Beatrix Potter
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