Oscar Wilde.During a time of moral conservatism, Wilde managed to survive his youth decked out in flamboyant clothing exuding eccentricity, because of his stunning wit – the true cause of his celebrity. While studying at Oxford University, Oscar would walk through the streets with a lobster on a leash. His room was decorated with bright blue china, sunflowers, and peacock feathers.
Born on October 16,1854 in Dublin, Irish writer Oscar Wilde is best known for the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray and the play The Importance of Being Earnest, as well as for his infamous arrest and imprisonment for being gay.
Oscar Wilde wrote fiction, non-fiction, plays, poetry, essays. Favorite Play - even to just read - "The Importance of Being Ernest." Favorite quote - "Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination." Gotta love that.