Oscar Wilde, a famous literary figure of the late Victorian period, was an Anglo-Irish poet, novelist, short story writer, and playwright.
Oscar Wilde*
Wilde was born on October 16, 1854. Wilde's father was a well-known doctor who was honoured for his work as a medical advisor for the Irish censuses.
Wilde's mother, Jane Francesca Elgee, aka Lady Wilde, was a writer and a skilled linguist. She wrote under a pen name Speranza. Oscar Wilde had an elder brother named Willie and a sister, Isola, who passed away at 10. Wilde, who had the benefit of better education, joined Portora Royal School at 11. He received scholarships for his studies. He was a top-notch classics scholar, having earned many awards, and he was eager to explore further studies.
Oscar Wilde then joined Trinity College to pursue his classical studies, where he had a list of more achievements. He was awarded an additional scholarship, got a composition prize for Greek verse, and was awarded the Berkeley Gold Medal for Greek. After completing his graduation from Oxford, Wilde went to London and lived with his friend Frank Miles, a well-known portraitist. He began to write poetry there, and his first book, Poems, was published in 1881. Wilde wrote nine plays between 1879 and 1894. Wilde lived for 46 years and died in 1900. His works dazzle even after his death.

Oscar Wilde's notable works:
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891)
  • Lady Windermere's Fan (1892)
  • A Woman of No Importance (1893)
  • An Ideal Husband (1895)
  • The Importance of Being Earnest (1895)