12 Unknown Facts About Oscar Wilde & ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’

12 Unknown Facts About Oscar Wilde & ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’

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Today marks exactly 131 years since the first publication of ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ by famous Irish writer, Oscar Wilde, in its earliest form in ‘Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine.’ To celebrate this novel that has since then become a manifesto for the British Aesthetic movement, and its author that has gained considerable recognition among scholars and artists alike, let’s take a look at some unknown facts about Oscar Wilde, and ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray!’ From fun to heartbreaking, fascinating to scandalous, take your pick, and share your favorite piece of trivia with your friends!

Seven Hilariously Iconic Oscar Wilde Quotes

Seven Hilariously Iconic Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Was Oscar Wilde 200+ years ahead of his time? Probably. The man was so galaxy brain we don’t even need to make memes about him, everything he said is already practically a meme. You’ve gotta appreciate the sheer brilliant nonsense. Here’s some relatable content, all the way from the 1900s. 1. Strong-willed? Image via Brainy Quote Well, if they tempt you, what are you really supposed to do? Not give in? I don’t think so. We’re going to be out here, living our most decadent and ridiculous lives, just like he would have wanted. You’ve got to live your best life, and …

Six Galaxy Brain Tweets from SparkNotes

Six Galaxy Brain Tweets from SparkNotes

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If you’re anything like me, SparkNotes has always been there when you need it. Now, they’re not only helping you pass your classes, but also serving you the spiciest of literature memes. They’re all pure gold, but here are just a few.     Theseus or not, YOU. ARE. VALID.     Unfortunately there’s no third option, so if you want to set the Minotaur up on a blind date with your friend, you’re kind of out of luck. Otherwise, you’re good though. What color do your sails need to be if you didn’t slay the Minotaur but you’re seeing …