Oscar Wilde is the suspected author of an anonymously published victorian erotica novel about the underground gay clubs in London.
Oscar Wilde's most famous work is his only novel "The Picture of Dorian Grey". Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born in 1854 in Dublin and is still regarded as the most famous Irish writer. Wildes parents were both writers and he was taught at home. He spoke English, French and German and could read Italian and ancient Greek.
Early on, Oscar Wilde was known not only for his work but also for his wit. Half of his famous quotes originated from conversations and not from his published works! Oscar Wilde was homosexual, a criminal offence during his lifetime. It was his relationship with Alfred Douglas which lead to his conviction. He was charged with sodomy and sentenced to two years of hard labor. After his release, he lived relatively anonymous in Paris until he died there of meningitis at the age of 46. Oscar Wilde's grave on the Père Lachaise Cemetery got a glass wall, to prevent fans from leaving countless lipstick imprints on the stone.