Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 –1900) - An Irish poet and playwright. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890) - The Importance of Being Earnest (1895) - The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898) - Convicted and sentenced to two years' hard labour for homosexuality.

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 –1900) - Un poète et dramaturge irlandais. Le portrait de Dorian Gray (1890) - L'importance d'être constant (1895) - La Ballade de la geôle de Reading (1898) - Reconnu coupable et condamné à deux ans de travaux forcés pour homosexualité.

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