Melani k. oscar wilde and his fairy tales

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Melani k. oscar wilde and his fairy tales

  1. 1. Oscar Wilde and his fairy- tales
  2. 2. Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde(1854 – 1900) • 16 October 1854 • Writer, dramatist, poet • 21 Westland Row, Dublin • The second of three children • Sir William Wilde and Jane Francesca Wilde
  3. 3. Jane Francesca Wilde • Speranza • Young Irelanders • Irish nationalist
  4. 4. William Wilde • Eminent eye doctor • Surgeon Occulist to the Queen • Books about Irish archaeology and peasant folklore • Children from wedlock before his marriage
  5. 5. Trinity College in Dublin
  6. 6. • Moved to London in 1879• In 1881 collected poems were published• In 1882 accepted the lecture tour in America which was a huge success• Worked prolifically as a journalist
  7. 7. • In 1884 married Constance Lloyd
  8. 8. • They had two sons, Cyrill and Vyvyan
  9. 9. • In 1895 he was • Left England for sentenced to two France years imprisonment for violating the moral laws • Died a broken man on 30 November 1900 in Paris under• Bankruptcy the name of Sebastian Melmont• Left prison on 19 May 1897
  10. 10. Fairy-tales • Social overtones • Criticism • Parallels between the imagination and real- life • Unfairness • Rarely have a truly happy ending
  11. 11. “The Happy Prince and Other Tales” • Sometimes called “The Happy Prince and Other Stories” • A collection of stories for children • “The Happy Prince” – a short tale of a metal statue who befriends a migratory bird. • Happiness to others, in life as well as in death
  12. 12. Thank you for your attention!

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