The Importance of Being E(a)rnest- and Oscar Wilde as a driving force in the Fin de Siecle decline of late Victorian Society

Oscar Wilde was a shooting literacy star who burned out at the altar of Victorian prurience which he soooo successfully lampooned at the end of the nineteenth century and had it not been for his homosexuality scandal with “Bosie” in Victorian London Wilde would surely be up there in the Pantheon of literary Gods with Shakespeare, Shaw ,Milton and Chaucer


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