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Wilde's Paris tomb gets glasshouse treatment

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Wilde's Paris tomb gets glasshouse treatment


For years adoring fans of Irish writer Oscar Wilde have not been able to resist the temptation of paying their own personal tributes at his tomb in Paris’ Pere-Lachaise cemetery.

Now the renovation is complete and protected by a glass barrier.

British actor Rupert Everett attended the unveiling ceremony: “France was the mother of all creativity in the 19th century and I think he was probably happy being buried in France. He hated England I think probably by the end.”

Irish authorities funded the renovation of Jacob Epstein’s sculpture. It has been listed as a historic monument in the hope that anyone who tries to damage it is put off by the possibility of a fine.

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