Oscar Wilde Tomb is All Clean

The tomb of Irish writer Oscar Wilde is no longer a place to lay kisses. The cleaned and renovated tomb, located in Paris, France, was unveiled on Wednesday. A glass wall has been erected around the tomb in an effort to keep it in tip-top condition.

Wilde was imprisoned for homosexuality and lost his fame and reputation by the time he was released.

Ironically, he fell to a fate similar to one mentioned in his famous play “The Importance of Being Earnest.” The play’s protagonist tells people that his brother died in Paris due to a chill. Wilde died in Paris – broke and severely ill – in 1900.

The renovated Oscar Wilde tomb, with a “before” photo next to it. (Reuters / Charles Platiau)

The Oscar Wilde tomb is surrounded by a wall of glass to prevent future kisses. (Reuters / Charles Platiau)

Side view of renovated Oscar Wilde tomb. (Reuters / Charles Platiau)

A rose on a tree by the Oscar Wilde tomb, which has been renovated. (Reuters / Charles Platiau)

Actor Rupert Everett, who starred in a film adaptation of the Oscar Wilde play “The Importance of Being Earnest,” stands in front of the writer’s renovated tomb in Paris. (Reuters / Charles Platiau)

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