BORN
16 October 1854
Dublin, Ireland
DIED
30 November 1900
Paris, France

I know that when plays last too long, spectators tire. My tragedy has lasted far too long; its climax is over; its end is mean; and I am quite conscious of the fact that when the end does come I shall return as an unwelcome visitant to a world that does not want me.
From a letter written from Reading Prison
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