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Famous People In Literature

Oscar Wilde (#112)

Oscar Wilde showed great promise at an early age for his works in literature, winning scholarships and critical acclaim. In his words “I was the symbol of the art and culture of my age.” Tragically his life ended in disgrace and he died in poverty at an early age. [7 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Their titles include novelist, playwright, poet and essayist. But they are also known as social activist, pacifist, reformer, human rights activist and humorist. Famous People in Literature examines literary giants who left a legacy of works that remain required reading in the classroom. Their writings were often a vivid depiction of everyday life and attitudes of the era. Each program in the series explores the most historic developments, significant contributions, important benchmarks and major turning points during these incredible lives.

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