literature meme ▪ (1/15 authors) ▪ Oscar Wilde
“He made me see what Life is, and what Death signifies, and why Love is stronger than both.”
The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde
My courtiers called me the Happy Prince, and happy indeed I was, if pleasure be happiness.
In 1891, Oscar Wilde met and fell in love with Lord Alfred Douglas, known to friends and family as Bosie. Their affair had disastrous consequences for Wilde, which led to his imprisonment and diminished his career. Wilde wrote a 50,000 word letter to Douglas from Reading Goal between December 1896 to March 1897.