Wilde’s heyday was the 1890s, a period when Victorianism was winding down. Oscar Wilde’s heyday was the 1890s, a period when Victorianism was winding down. New literary, cultural, and artistic...

Wilde’s heyday was the 1890s, a period when Victorianism was winding down.

Oscar Wilde’s heyday was the 1890s, a period when Victorianism was winding down. New literary, cultural, and artistic influences, notably from France, were eroding old English certainties. Explore this period in your response. Thank you

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I would suggest that the Victorian period was one of great social and economic change.  The Industrial Revolution, for example, changed the structure of society.  As the world became "smaller" other influences were sure to come in.