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Oscar Wilde

(1854-1900)

 

—Rainbow Honor Walk —

 
Oscar Wilde Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 9, 2016
1. Oscar Wilde Marker
Inscription. Irish dramatist, poet, novelist and essayist known for his biting wit, flamboyant dress, glittering conversation and enduring artistic achievements

Oscar Wilde

 
Erected 2014 by Rainbow Honor Walk.
 
Location. 37° 45.684′ N, 122° 26.098′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from Castro Street south of Market Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 471 Castro Street, San Francisco CA 94114, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Choy (a few steps from this marker); Tom Waddell (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennessee Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); Federico Garcia Lorca (within shouting distance of this marker); James Baldwin (within shouting distance of this marker); Leonard Matlovich (within shouting distance of this marker); Jane Addams (within shouting distance of this marker); Castro Street Historical Timeline (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
 
More about this marker. This marker is a replacement, as the original version had attributed to Mr. Wilde a "bitting wit".
 
Also see . . .
1. Oscar Wilde (Offical Biography). (Submitted on September 23, 2016.)
2. Rainbow Honor Walk Honoree Bios
Oscar Wilde Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 9, 2016
2. Oscar Wilde Marker - Wide View
. Irish playwright, poet, novelist, essayist who became one of London‘s most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, his many plays and wonderful short stories and the tragedy of his imprisonment. Known for his biting wit, flamboyant dress, and glittering conversation, he refined his ideas about the supremacy of art in a series of dialogues and essays and incorporated themes of decadence, duplicity, and beauty. At the height of his fame, after a series of trials, Wilde was convicted of gross indecency with other men and was imprisoned for two years and held to hard labour. (Submitted on September 23, 2016.) 
 
Additional keywords. LGBTQ
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Oscar Wilde image. Click for full size.
By Napoleon Sarony, 1882
3. Oscar Wilde
Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page was last revised on September 23, 2016.
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