Oscar Wilde
The Savoy Hotel, Strand, Westminster, London

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Name: Oscar Wilde
Category: Playwright

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Oscar Wilde,Irish born writer and playwright (1854-1900).His only novel,The Picture of Dorian Gray,is a classic. He will also be remembered for the play, The Importance of Being Ernest and his poem, The Ballad of Reading Gaol. His affair with the aristocratic Lord Alfred Douglas,the son of the influential Marquess of Queensberry,in a time when homosexuality was considered abhorrent,led to a disastrous court case of libel,which led to his dramatic fall from grace.He died in poverty,in Paris.

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Years of Residence: Unknown - Unknown

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Playwright conducted his affair with Lord Alfred Douglas in Rooms 346 and 362.

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The Savoy Hotel
United Kingdom

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The Savoy Hotel was opened in 1889 under the auspices of Richard D'Oyly Carte (1844-1901),English Theatrical Impresario,who owned the Savoy Theatre (1881),next door. Since its opening,the Savoy Hotel has played host to a great many notable guests,from Singers of stage & screen,artists,actors,directors,musicians,politicians and many more.

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