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Wildes of Merrion Square

Byrne, Patrick.

Wildes of Merrion Square

the family of Oscar Wilde

by Byrne, Patrick.

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Published by Staples Press in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wilde, Oscar, -- 1854-1900.,
  • Wilde family.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Statement[by] Patrick Byrne.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination224p. ;
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18886373M

    Mar 6, - The home of Oscar Wilde from is located at 1 Merrion Square in Dublin, Ireland. Across from the home is a quaint park with a statue of Oscar Wilde. Although the American College Dublin owns the building, people may still take a tour for €8. Oscar Wilde was born on October 16th in at Number One Merrion Square in Dublin 2. He is part of the prestigious list of Trinity College attendees and is a popular literary figure in late Victorian England renowned for its brilliant wit and style.. The Oscar Wilde house is not often mentioned on touristic books or blogs but if you are visiting the Georgian quarter; Merrion Square you will.

    Located just off Dublin's Grafton street, WILDE promises a food experience that celebrates carefully sourced, seasonal Irish produce. Call: + 1 William Wilde was born at Kilkeevin, near Castlerea, in County Roscommon, the youngest of the three sons and two daughters of a prominent local medical practitioner, Thomas Wills Wilde, and his wife, Amelia (d. c), and received his initial education at the Elphin Diocesan School in Elphin, County , Wilde was bound as an apprentice to Abraham Colles, the pre-eminent Irish Born: William Robert Wills Wilde, March , .

    Oscar Wilde Memorial Sculpture is a collection of three statues in Merrion Square in Dublin, Ireland, commemorating Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde by Danny Osborne In A Reminiscence of , Wilfred Hugh Chesson recalls Wilde wearing ‘a scarab as big as sixpence’ (4). Scandal in Merrion Square: The Other Wilde Trial Eibhear Walshe talks about the Mary Travers Trial of , the subject for his first novel, The Diary of Mary Travers, where Jane Wilde was sued for libel by a young woman, intent on revenging herself on the Wildes of Merrion Square.


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The main reason we had walked through Merrion Square was to the see the vibrant-colored Oscar Wilde Statue lounging there (who had lived in No. 1 Merrion Square from to The visitors that seem to go to Merrion Square all tended to be tourists (at least when we visited) -- we saw no locals near the Oscar Wilde statue, either.5/5(K).

A colorful statue of Oscar Wilde still looks on from across the street on his Merrion Square perch. His face smirks and frowns depending on how you look at it. The building has a medical history, too. Oscar Wilde House 1 Merrion Square North American College, Dublin D02 NH98 Ireland.

Website + 1 Email. Getting there. Here’s to the Wildes. -James O’C. Read more. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. 4/5(7). Oscar Wilde’s talk inspired his rise and led to his downfall It filled the high-ceilinged rooms at 1 Merrion Square, the house to which the family moved two years later.

The Book Club. Wilde’s Best Work. The Picture of Dorian Gray: Wilde’s only fiction novel, the Picture of Dorian Gray is the epitome of all the concepts and beauty he surrounded himself with in life. The flawless Dorian has his portrait painted, and makes a deal with the devil that instead of the painting staying beautiful and the real Dorian ageing, the opposite will happen.5/5().

In Junethe family moved to 1 Merrion Square, a fashionable residential area. Here, Lady Wilde held a regular Saturday afternoon salon with guests including such figures as Sheridan le Fanu, Samuel Lever, George Petrie, Isaac Butt and Samuel Ferguson. The square is a haven of tranquillity amidst the hustle and bustle of the city.

A great spot for a picnic lunch in the summer if the sun comes out, and less busy than St Stephen's Green. a Dublin native, I passed through the square hundreds of times without ever noticing the lampposts until i came across 'Secret Dublin: An Unusual Guide' that pointed out that they are from all eras of Dublin 5/5(K).

The Atkinsons, Hemphills and Wildes all moved within the same tightly knit Dublin community, and it is highly likely that the young Lloyd children would have encountered or heard tell of Sir William and Lady Wilde in Merrion Square, and of their two sons, Willie and Oscar.

Constance was not an entirely healthy child/5(8). A salon butterfly in pink and silver, Lady Jane Wilde ran a “liberal, lively and unbuttoned” household in Dublin’s well-appointed, predominantly Protestant Merrion Square.

Shaw, for instance, was invited when he was living impecuniously in London. ‘Morbidly self-conscious’, as his biographer, Michael Holroyd, described him, Shaw dreaded making this step into a society where he expected to feel ill at ease among Dublin’s elite; they.

The Wildes strove to preserve their children from the rest of the middle class, and Wilde observed that he "grew up surrounded by this poverty, but he was protected from its harsh realities as he played in the garden of Merrion Square." (Coakley, p) Both Oscar and his mother are bluntly described in many sources, as "snobs".

But in her enjoyable new biography of the Irish playwright, novelist and poet, Emer O’Sullivan argues that Wilde was made by the people around him. Chief among them was his mother, Jane Wilde.

She hosted salons and captivated guests at the many dinner parties held at the Wildes’ Merrion Square address in Dublin, where Oscar grew up. The Fall of the House of Wilde for the first time places Oscar Wilde as a member of one of the most dazzling Anglo-Irish families of Victorian times and in the broader social, political and religious context.

A remarkable and perceptive account, this is a major repositioning of our first modern celebrity, a man whose own fall from grace in a /5(17).

The daughter of Horace Lloyd, an Anglo-Irish barrister, and Adelaide Atkinson Lloyd, she married Wilde at St James's Church, Paddington on 29 May Their two sons Cyril and Vyvyan were born in the next two years.

In Constance Wilde published a book based on children's stories she had heard from her grandmother, called There Was Once. She and her husband were involved in the dress Children: Cyril Holland, Vyvyan Holland. OSCAR WILDE IN CONTEXT but many Oscar Wildes.

To approach the meaning of Wilde as an () in the corner of Merrion Square facing his ancestral house. (Reproduced courtesy of Jerusha McCormack.) page 24 2 A page from Wilde’s ‘Commonplace Book’ from his student. Oscar's mother, Lady Jane Wilde, rose to prominence as a political journalist, advocating in a rebellion against colonialism.

Proud, involved and challenging, she became a salon hostess and opened the Wildes' Dublin home at No. 1 Merrion Square to the public/5(7). Check out where to stay in Dublin and book an accommodation of your choice.

Oscar Wilde House Address: American College Dublin, 1 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland Oscar Wilde House Contact Number: +/5. 1 Merrion Square was the family home of Oscar Wilde in Dublin Ireland Oscar Wilde. Portrait of the playwright and novelist Oscar Wilde by Napoleon Sarony, c Oscar Wilde.

Today a plaque stands on what was once the Wilde home at number 1, Merrion Square, not far from the National Library, celebrating William, the "ophthalmic surgeon, archaeologist, ethnologist.An Ideal Husband opened in London’s Haymarket Theatre on 3 January and six weeks later on St Valentine’s Day the curtain went up on The Importance of Being Earnest at St James’ two successful plays running in the West End, Oscar had silenced his critics and fortune was sure to follow.

His ageing mother, Lady Jane Wilde, was delighted.The Fall of the House of Wilde for the first time places Oscar Wilde as a member of one of the most dazzling Anglo-Irish families of Victorian times, and also in the broader social, political and religious context.

A remarkable and perceptive account, this is a major repositioning of our first modern celebrity, a man whose own fall from grace.