of Victorian society-though delivered in a velvet glove-is every inch a clunking-iron fist. In the late 19th century, the French colonies of North Africa, such as Algeria, were a refuge for those in search of sex tourism. Writing atop mahogany desks in soft light. Brilliant, inventive, witty and-when performed-absolutely hilarious, Wilde's. Wilde was to become one of those souls shortly after the first performance of the play when he initiated a libel trial that was to lead to his imprisonment for being a homosexual. After a brief courtship in 1884, Constance and Wilde married in London and quickly went about the serious business of having babies. Marriage, Babies, and Greek Love. There is another impediment to the marriages. One should always eat muffins quite calmly.
To celebrate Wildes birthday, lets look at some of the ways he became a man of indecency, a label he would have probably been proud. Prison life wore Wilde down quickly, and upon his release in 1897 he reentered society with poor health, no finances, and a demolished reputation. This seemingly irresolvable conundrum becomes brilliantly solved when, on inspection of the handbag, Lady Bracknell reveals that Algernon's brother had become lost in just such a handbag and that Jack must, in actuality, be that lost child. It was during this year in London that he first met Constance Lloyd, the daughter of a wealthy jurist. Watch a mini bio of the extravagant life of Oscar Wilde: His success was quickly tainted, however, as Douglass father, the Marquess of Queensberry, publicly accused Wilde of being a sodomite, a prosecutable offense in 1895. Another definition of indecent is not appropriate or fitting. And so, in 1886, Wilde took his first male lover, a scandalous action given the era.
Oscar Wilde - The Importance of Being Earnest