Wilde is considered one of the most prominent playwrights of late Victorian London; In addition, he was a celebrity of the time due to his great and sharp wit. theater and the tragedy of his imprisonment, followed by his early death.
He was educated at home until he was nine years old, showing remarkable intelligence and a particular facility for French and German. With 10 years (1864) he entered the Portora Royal School of Enniskillen (Ireland) 23 and studied there until he was seventeen (1871). During his stay there his sister Isola died, who inspired his poem Requiescat.Empty text
After graduating from Magdalen College, Oscar Wilde returned to Dublin, where he met and fell in love with Florence Balcombe. She, for her part, started a relationship with Bram Stoker, whom she married in 1878.
Wilde received a profound influence from the writers John Ruskin and Walter Pater, who defended the central importance of art in life. Wilde himself reflected on this point of view when in The Portrait of Dorian Gray he wrote that "All art is rather useless" ("All art is quite useless")