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History Creator / OscarWilde

1st Feb '16 8:41:33 PM BatmanKalEl
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His fun was interrupted when he sued for libel over being called homosexual. He was indeed homosexual (or maybe [[NoBisexuals bisexual]]) as a significant number of young men testified at his trial. British law would still have found for him if that had been considered irrelevant.[[note]]Unlike U.S. law, where truth is considered an absolute defence against libel[[/note]] Instead, he lost, and since homosexuality was illegal... yeah. RealLife DownerEnding, there.

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His fun was interrupted when he sued for libel over being called homosexual. He was indeed homosexual (or maybe [[NoBisexuals [[BiTheWay bisexual]]) as a significant number of young men testified at his trial. British law would still have found for him if that had been considered irrelevant.[[note]]Unlike U.S. law, where truth is considered an absolute defence against libel[[/note]] Instead, he lost, and since homosexuality was illegal... yeah. RealLife DownerEnding, there.
22nd Nov '15 11:50:52 AM TastySauce
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Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish[[note]]Traditionally, the British like to say Wilde was a British author but [[NoTrueScotsman an Irish convict]][[/note]] playwright of the Victorian Era; he lived in VictorianLondon. A huge celebrity of his day, known for his wit and social commentary. He habitually made perverse and snarky quips, and often immortalized them in his work. His most celebrated play, ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest,'' is still often performed today. He also wrote poetry, most famously ''The Ballad of Reading Gaol'', one novel (''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'') and several beautiful tales, including ''Literature/TheHappyPrince''. He once wrote a break-up letter that became world-famous (''[[http://upword.com/wilde/de_profundis.html De Profundis]]'').

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Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish[[note]]Traditionally, the British like to say Wilde was a British author but [[NoTrueScotsman an Irish convict]][[/note]] playwright and journalist of the Victorian Era; he lived in VictorianLondon. A huge celebrity of his day, known for his wit and social commentary. He habitually made perverse and snarky quips, and often immortalized them in his work. His most celebrated play, ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest,'' is still often performed today. He also wrote poetry, most famously ''The Ballad of Reading Gaol'', one novel (''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'') and several beautiful fairy tales, including ''Literature/TheHappyPrince''. He once wrote a break-up letter that became world-famous (''[[http://upword.com/wilde/de_profundis.html De Profundis]]'').
25th Oct '15 4:22:43 AM megarotic
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Famous for producing an enormous body of quotable wit -- enormous enough that of the hundreds of quotes ''attributed'' to him, as many as half may resemble things he actually said. This tendency to gather misattributions is the root of his status as Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}}'s MemeticBadass in chief.

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Famous for producing an enormous body of quotable wit -- enormous enough that of the hundreds of quotes ''attributed'' to him, as many as half may resemble things he actually said. This tendency to gather misattributions is the root of his status as Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}}'s MemeticBadass in chief. Not to be confused with the other "[[Webcomic/WildeLife Oscar Wilde]]".
5th Sep '15 12:34:57 PM Morgenthaler
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Famous for producing an enormous body of quotable wit -- enormous enough that of the hundreds of quotes ''attributed'' to him, as many as half may resemble things he actually said. This tendency to gather misattributions is the root of his status as Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}}'s MemeticBadass / MemeticMolester / MemeticSexGod in chief.

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Famous for producing an enormous body of quotable wit -- enormous enough that of the hundreds of quotes ''attributed'' to him, as many as half may resemble things he actually said. This tendency to gather misattributions is the root of his status as Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}}'s MemeticBadass / MemeticMolester / MemeticSexGod in chief.
4th Sep '15 3:04:52 AM 69BookWorM69
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* OldBeggarTest: In the short story "The Star-Child", a child is found in a forest just after a shooting star is seen in the sky. One of the woodcutters who finds the child takes him home and convinces his wife to help raise him along with their own children. The boy is handsome, but grows to be rude and arrogant. His birth mother appears on the scene in the guise of a beggar, and he rejects her. Then he turns ugly and is rejected by his friends, prompting him to go in search of his mother. Along the way, he is enslaved and aids a man with leprosy three times, though each time his master beats him for it. After the third occasion, he magically recovers his good looks and meets the leper and the beggar woman again. It turns out the leper is his father in disguise, just as his mother appeared to be a beggar woman, and both of them the wealthy rulers of a kingdom (and he of course is their son and heir).
18th Aug '15 6:51:59 PM TARINunit9
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Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish[[note]] Though it's said that traditionally, when the British talk about his lasting contribution to literature, he's British. It's only when they talk about his imprisonment for homosexuality that he's Irish![[/note]] playwright of the Victorian Era; he lived in VictorianLondon. A huge celebrity of his day, known for his wit and social commentary. He habitually made perverse and snarky quips, and often immortalized them in his work. His most celebrated play, ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest,'' is still often performed today. He also wrote poetry, most famously ''The Ballad of Reading Gaol'', one novel (''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'') and several beautiful tales, including ''Literature/TheHappyPrince''. He once wrote a break-up letter that became world-famous (''[[http://upword.com/wilde/de_profundis.html De Profundis]]'').

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Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish[[note]] Though it's said that traditionally, when Irish[[note]]Traditionally, the British talk about his lasting contribution like to literature, he's British. It's only when they talk about his imprisonment for homosexuality that he's Irish![[/note]] say Wilde was a British author but [[NoTrueScotsman an Irish convict]][[/note]] playwright of the Victorian Era; he lived in VictorianLondon. A huge celebrity of his day, known for his wit and social commentary. He habitually made perverse and snarky quips, and often immortalized them in his work. His most celebrated play, ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest,'' is still often performed today. He also wrote poetry, most famously ''The Ballad of Reading Gaol'', one novel (''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'') and several beautiful tales, including ''Literature/TheHappyPrince''. He once wrote a break-up letter that became world-famous (''[[http://upword.com/wilde/de_profundis.html De Profundis]]'').
16th Jun '15 4:19:30 AM aoicor
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Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish playwright of the Victorian Era; he lived in VictorianLondon. A huge celebrity of his day, known for his wit and social commentary. He habitually made perverse and snarky quips, and often immortalized them in his work. His most celebrated play, ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest,'' is still often performed today. He also wrote poetry, most famously ''The Ballad of Reading Gaol'', one novel (''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'') and several beautiful tales, including ''Literature/TheHappyPrince''. He once wrote a break-up letter that became world-famous (''[[http://upword.com/wilde/de_profundis.html De Profundis]]'').

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Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish Irish[[note]] Though it's said that traditionally, when the British talk about his lasting contribution to literature, he's British. It's only when they talk about his imprisonment for homosexuality that he's Irish![[/note]] playwright of the Victorian Era; he lived in VictorianLondon. A huge celebrity of his day, known for his wit and social commentary. He habitually made perverse and snarky quips, and often immortalized them in his work. His most celebrated play, ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest,'' is still often performed today. He also wrote poetry, most famously ''The Ballad of Reading Gaol'', one novel (''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'') and several beautiful tales, including ''Literature/TheHappyPrince''. He once wrote a break-up letter that became world-famous (''[[http://upword.com/wilde/de_profundis.html De Profundis]]'').
21st Sep '14 12:15:46 PM Prfnoff
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* ''{{The Importance of Being Earnest}}''

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* ''{{The Importance of Being Earnest}}''''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest''
5th Sep '14 8:26:18 AM yisfidri
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* MenAreBetterThanWomen: An Ideal Husband states that, essentially, men are meant to go out into the world and do great things, while the most a woman can ask for is to help and support a great man.
2nd Aug '14 6:32:47 AM JustKnown
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His fun was interrupted when he sued for libel over being called homosexual. He was, in fact, homosexual (or maybe [[NoBisexuals bisexual]]), as a significant number of young men willingly testified at his trial. British law would still have found for him if that had been considered irrelevant.[[note]]Unlike U.S. law, where truth is considered an absolute defence against libel[[/note]] Instead, he lost, and since homosexuality was illegal... yeah. RealLife DownerEnding, there.

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His fun was interrupted when he sued for libel over being called homosexual. He was, in fact, was indeed homosexual (or maybe [[NoBisexuals bisexual]]), bisexual]]) as a significant number of young men willingly testified at his trial. British law would still have found for him if that had been considered irrelevant.[[note]]Unlike U.S. law, where truth is considered an absolute defence against libel[[/note]] Instead, he lost, and since homosexuality was illegal... yeah. RealLife DownerEnding, there.
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