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Oscar Wilde was born in dublin in 1854. He went to Trinity college and after to Oxford and he followed the theory of "art for art's Sake". After he left Oxford and he went to London where he was a celebrity for his dress as a "dandy". Wilde became famous for his short stories: The Canterville Ghost , The Happy Prince and Other Tales, The picture of Dorian Gray. The novel and salomè, a tragedy written in french, damaged the writer's reputation, because was considered immoral, and the latter was banned from the london stage for obscenity. He met the young and beautiful lord alfred douglas, whose nickname was Bosie. wilde was accused of homosexual practices and sentenced to two years of hard labour. Wilde in prison wrote De Profundis, a long letter to Bosie. when he was released, he was a broken man; his wife refused to see him and he went into exile in France where he lived in poverty.