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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde was born in 1854 in Dublin, Ireland. He was a son of a famous surgeon, and his mother was a writer of poetry and of political articles. Wilde was educated at Trinity College in Dublin and at Oxford. He was interested in classical languages and literature. He traveled a lot during his life. He went to Italy, Greece and the USA. For some time he lived in France, where he met some famous writers and poets of that time. He died in France in 1900 and was buried there.

He was one of the most popular writers of his day. He was a brilliant man and became one of the leaders of the Aestetic Movement in literature. The motto of this movement was ‘Art for art's sake.’ His stories, plays and poems were full of wit and originality. His beautifully written tales are still popular with children as well as adults. His plays are brilliant and amusing. He was also a wonderful talker. His amazing and succesful career, however, collapsed when he was put to prison for ‘immoral acts’ (homosexuality).

Most famous works:


  • An Ideal Husband
  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Lady Windemere's Fan


  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

Short Stories:

  • The Happy Prince
  • The Nightingale and the Rose
  • The Canterville Ghost


“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”

"A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her. "

“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.”

“Genius is born–not paid.”

"I am not young enough to know everything. "

“Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes. ”


Odkazy na Help for English:

Nightingale and the Rose – ‘Slavík a růže’ – zjednodušená verze pro studenty – obsahuje zvukovou nahrávku!
Nightingale and the Rose (full) – ‘Slavík a růže’ – původní nezjednodušená ver­ze

The Happy Prince – ‘Šťastný princ’ – zjednodušená verze pro studenty
The Happy Prince (full) – ‘Šťastný princ’ – původní nezjednodušená ver­ze

The Selfish Giant (elementary) – ‘Sobecký obr’ – zjednodušená verze pro začátečníky – obsahuje zvukovou nahrávku!
The Selfish Giant (pre-intermediate) – ‘Sobecký obr’ – zjednodušená verze pro mírně pokročilé
The Selfish Giant (full) – ‘Sobecký obr’ – původní verze – pro pokročilé

The Devoted Friend – ‘Oddaný přítel’ – zjednodušená verze pro studenty
The Devoted Friend (full) – ‘Oddaný přítel’ – původní nezjednodušená ver­ze

Externí odkazy:

Wikipedia: Oscar Wilde – podrobné informace o tomto spisovateli v angličtině
Wikipedia: Oscar Wilde – informace v češtině
Oscar Wilde – životopis a další infomace v češtině
Slavík a růže – český překlad pohádky ‘Slavík a růže’
Oscar Wilde Quotes – citáty z děl Oscara Wilda

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Oscar Wilde: The Selfish Giant (full)

Povídka Oscara Wilda ‚Sobecký obr‘ v plné původní podobě.

"The Harlot's House" by Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde a jeho báseň „The Harlot's House“ doplněná zvukovou nahrávkou.

Oscar Wilde: The Happy Prince (full)

Původní znění slavné pohádky Oscara Wilda ‚Šťastný princ‘, plná nezjednodušená ver­ze.
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