Picture of Oscar Wilde, author of The Picture of Dorian Gray; novelist, essayist, playwright / dramatist; nineteenth century Irish Literature
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Oscar Wilde and Dorian Gray
On this day in 1891 Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray was published. The novel caused an uproar for "its effeminate frivolity, its studied insincerity, its theatrical cynicism, its tawdry mysticism, its flippant philosophizing, its contaminating trail of garish vulgarity, "but it sold well, making Wilde the focus of even more debate and finger-pointing.

 

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