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A Conversation with Oscar Wilde

Updated: Apr 28, 2021

An outdoor sculpture of Oscar Wilde in central London.

An outdoor sculpture of Oscar Wilde in central London.
A Conversation with Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was a famous Irish writer, poet and playwright best known for his contribution to the aesthetic movement in the 19th century.


He only wrote one novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, but his other notable works include The Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Windermere’s Fan, The Ballad of Reading Gaol and De Profundis.


This is an outdoor memorial made by Maggi Hambling, which was dedicated to Oscar Wilde.


The sculpture is made out of bronze and granite and depicts (a bust of) Wilde holding a cigarette and laughing.


📍3 Adelaide St, Charing Cross, London WC2N 4HZ


The nearest station is Charing Cross Underground Station. 🚆⁠

if you want to find more hidden literary gems in London visit our Writer's Path Map https://www.writerspath.co.uk/map 👈⁠ ⁠


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