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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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  • Maria Ioana Perussi

    Dear Oxford University Press, It is now necessary that I inform you that the woman pictured with Roald Dahl in this photo is actually the actress, Patricia Neal (his wife) and (not Nancy Astor) as you have indicated! I do hope this correction is promptly noted and adjusted for all parties involved - and for the sake of historical accuracy! With Best Regards, Maria Ioana Perussi

  • Oxford Academic (OUP)

    Our apologies Maria, you are absolutely correct. We have updated above. Thank you for pointing that out. Best, the Oxford Academic team.

  • Maria Ioana Perussi

    Of course-and thank you! Best regards, Maria