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Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born in Dublin in 1854. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and Magdalen College, Oxford where, a disciple of Pater, he founded an aesthetic cult. In 1884 he married Constance Lloyd, and his two sons were born in 1885 and 1886.His novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), and social comedies Lady Windermere's Fan (1892), A Woman of No Importance (1893), An Ideal Husband (1895), and The Importance of Being Earnest (1895), established his reputation. In 1895, following his libel action against the Marquess of Queesberry, Wilde was sentenced to two years' imprisonment for homosexual conduct, as a result of which he wrote The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898), and his confessional letter De Profundis (1905). On his release from prison in 1897 he lived in obscurity in Europe, and died in Paris in 1900.
"Charmides and Other Poems" is a 1913 collection of poetry by Oscar Wilde. The poems include: "Charmides", "Requiescat", "San Miniato", "Rome Unvisited", "Humanitad", "Louis Napoleon", "Endymion (For Music)", "Le Jardin", "La Mer", "Le Panneau", "Les Ballons", "Canzonet", "Le Jardin des Tuileries", "Pan Double Villanelle", "In the Forest", "Symphony in Yellow", etc. A fantastic collection of some of Wilde's best poetry not to be missed by fans and collectors of his seminal work. Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish poet and playwright who became one of the most popular in London during the 1880s and 1890s. Well-known for his sharp wit and extravagant attire, Wilde was a proponent of aestheticism and wrote in a variety of forms including poetry, fiction, and drama. He was famously imprisoned for homosexual acts from 1895 to 1897 and died at the age of 46, just three years after his release. Other notable works by this author include: "Picture of Dorian Gray" (1890), "Salome" (1891), and "The Importance of Being Earnest" (1895). Ragged Hand is proudly republishing this classic collection of poetry now in a new edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.