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Oscar Wilde was a gay

I am reading a book about Victorian time, listed in the book, one of the top ten Victorians was Oscar Wilde. He was a huge Irish dandy who was very funny and had a way with words. He wrote entertaining plays and other stuff which tried to get Victorians to be less serious and enjoy themselves more. Fore example, when Victorian do-gooders went round saying, "Drink is the curse of the working classes", Wilde turned it around and said: "Work is the curse of the drinking classes". Perhaps he is the wittest man ever.

As a writer, he refused to acknowledge that books could be moral or immoral. To him a book was either well written or poorly written. Well-written pornography was preferable to bad literature, regardless of the social merit of either.

via All about Oscar Wilde by Mark Gribben.

Wilde was gay ( shocking thing at the time, and still is in most countries around the world). He was sent to jail and died in exile.

Here you may find his most famous trials, which continue to fascinate one hundred years after the death of one of the world's greatest authors and playwrights.

 

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="271" caption="Oscar Wilde"]The most fascinating trial[/caption]

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