Intentions by Oscar Wilde
Author: Oscar Wilde | Published: 1891
Oscar Wilde is one of the most renowned playwrights and poets in the English language, and his work has been celebrated for centuries. One of his most famous works is Intentions, a collection of four essays published in 1891. In these essays, Wilde explores themes such as beauty, artifice, intellectualism and morality.
He argues that beauty is not necessarily linked to truth or good intentions and that individual perspectives can differ greatly on any given topic. He also critiques society's obsession with material possessions as well as its tendency to judge people based on their wealth or social standing rather than their character or intellect. In addition to his commentary on human nature and societal values, Wilde also offers readers a glimpse into his personal thoughts concerning life’s purpose and our relationships with others. Find out more about Intentions
About Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde was one of the most influential writers and thinkers of the late 19th century. Born in Dublin, Ireland in 1854, he wrote some of the most important works of modern literature. His plays and novels challenged Victorian morality, taking a critical view of society's conventions and hypocrisies.
Wilde's writing is as relevant today as it was when first written over a century ago. He dared to challenge traditional values about love, identity and sexuality long before other writers did so. From his poem The Ballad Of Reading Gaol to his play The Importance Of Being Earnest, Wilde revolutionized literature with his wit and insight into human nature. Find out more about Oscar Wilde.