La Sainte Courtisane and A Florentine Tragedy

Sevenov September 2, 2022

La Sainte Courtisane and A Florentine Tragedy

Author: Oscar Wilde | Published: -

La Sainte Courtisane and A Florentine Tragedy

Oscar Wilde Miscellaneous presents two of the author's incomplete works: La Sainte Courtisane and A Florentine Tragedy. La Sainte Courtisane, French for "The Holy Courtesan", is an unfinished play written in 1894. Unfortunately, the original draft was accidentally left in a taxi cab and never completed. In A Florentine Tragedy, Oscar Wilde tells the story of Simone, a wealthy 16th-century Florentine merchant whose wife Bianca is discovered in the arms of a local prince, Guido Bardi. Both pieces provide a captivating insight into the mind of one of the greatest playwrights of all time. Find out more about La Sainte Courtisane and A Florentine Tragedy at

About Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde was one of the most influential writers of the 19th century. Born in Dublin, Ireland in 1854, he quickly gained notoriety for his wit and writing style. He wrote many works of both fiction and non-fiction throughout his life, including plays such as Lady Windermere's Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest. His novel The Picture of Dorian Gray remains one of his most well-known pieces today.

Wilde's unconventional lifestyle also made him a controversial figure during his time. His open espousal of homosexuality led to criminal charges that eventually landed him a two year prison sentence in 1895 at Reading Gaol. Afterward, Wilde moved abroad to France where he wrote some of his most acclaimed works including De Profundis and The Ballad Of Reading Gaol. Find out more about Oscar Wilde at

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Completed: Yes
Word Count: 10753

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