Oscar Wilde was born on October 16, 1854, in Dublin, Ireland. He was a writer, poet, and playwright whose social sarcasm and incredible wit made him world famous. He came from an aristocratic family. He began his studies at Trinity College and finished at Oxford; period in which he took the opportunity to study the classics of Greek literature, and thus became an expert in the field. This led to his winning several prizes for classical poetry, including the highly regarded Newdigate Prize for Poetry. He settled in London in 1879, and two years later he married. He was the father of two children. It is precisely in England where he begins to produce his first works, among which stand out: in 1890, the novel The Portrait of Dorian Gray; and in theater in 1892, Lady Windermere’s fan; in 1894 Salomé, which was censored for reflecting biblical characters.

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