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Today is the birthday of Oscar Wilde, born in 1854. He was an Irish writer and poet. fter writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, his only novel (The Picture of Dorian Gray), his plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death.

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Oscar Wilde photographed by Napoleon Sarony, 1882.

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