A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Oscar Wilde, who aside from drama also published short stories, essays, and poems in various magazines. Titles in this study guide include Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest.
As a collection of the late- nineteenth-century, Wilde’s work rebelled against many Victorian conventions and turned to aestheticism. Moreover, other influences of his included French literature of his time and the free enjoyment of pleasure in pagan Greek culture.
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 185430 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, the early 1890s saw him become one of the most popular playwrights in London. He is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the circumstances of his criminal conviction for "gross indecency", imprisonment, and early death at age 46.