Oscar Wilde's memorial gets glass barrier

Date: 6 December 2011
Source: http://www.upi.com
PARIS, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Oscar Wilde's tombstone will be surrounded by a glass barrier to prevent tourists at Paris' Pere Lachaise cemetery from kissing the monument, officials said.

The Irish-born author of "The Importance of Being Earnest," "An Ideal Husband" and "The Picture of Dorian Gray" died in Paris Nov. 30, 1900, at age 46.

For years, visitors to Pere Lachaise cemetery -- which is also the final resting place of composer Frederic Chopin and rock star Jim Morrison -- have left lipstick marks on Wilde's monument as expressions of their esteem.

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