Monday, November 30, 2015

On This Day In...1900

Victorian dandy and bon mot bomber Oscar Wilde died at the age of 46 on this day in 1900. Known for his extraordinary wit, Wilde was a celebrated playwright, poet, novelist, and essayist until his imprisonment for "gross indecency" in 1895. Fortunately, Wilde's reputation has recovered greatly and his work is still tremendously popular today.

 Key Library Checkouts:

Wilde - Stephen Fry stars in this 1997 biopic focusing on the author's attempt to overcome heroin addiction by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.

Oscar Wilde's Wit and Wisdom : A Book of Quotations - Why bother with archaic plots and endless descriptions of fine jewels? Wilde's pithy one liners are all right here.

Posted by Grahm Underwood, Library Clerk