Book Review | ‘Salome’ by Oscar Wilde | Wordly Obsessions
An outline of popular knowledge of Oscar Wilde’s downfall might read like this: Wilde was a rich, glamorous, aristocratic celebrity, famous for his wit and funny plays. Yet when his homosexuality came to light, Victorian society was shocked. Wilde was hunted down, prosecuted for his homosexuality, and thrown into prison; he died soon after his release. The scandal made his name unspeakable and works unsalable. Only after decades did it become possible to mention him. His trials made homosexuality even more invisible than it had been before.
Aubrey Beardsley ~ Salome by Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde chose to focus The Importance of Being Earnest, Salome, and The Picture of Dorian Gray on satirizing the life of the aristocracy, marriage, the nature of evil, and the problems of women by using underlying themes and implementing a convoluting style in the stories....
Oscar Wilde takes this universal knowledge of food to create the compelling social satire known as “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Wilde cleverly brings readers into a new world of secrecy, fantasy, and power through the need to eat.