Did you know that Oscar Wilde…

Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde

… spent two years in a London prison for the charge of gross indecency and homosexual behavior? During his imprisonment, his health deteriorated because of the food or lack thereof, and because of the hard labor he had to do there. Once released, he went to live in France under the name Sebastian Melmoth. He died of cerebral meningitis three years later, on 30 November 1900. His remains are in the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.

Written by Cecile

Cécile Sune was born in Lyon, France, and her obsession with books started when she was 14. Her grandparents had lent her Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, and she spent part of the summer indoors reading. Needless to say, her tan didn't really improve that year! It was also around that time that Cécile fell in love with the English language. Several years later, in 1999, Cécile moved to Toronto, Canada, with her cat and 5 suitcases. Her love of reading greatly increased when she discovered that English books were much cheaper than French novels. In 2013, she decided to start a blog to share her passion. Cécile now lives in Ottawa, Canada, with her husband and their daughter, and works as a freelance translator (CS Revision).


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