Monthly Archives: August 2015

The relics of Saint Oscar

As reported in Yareah Magazine, display cabinet doors that may have been taken from Oscar Wilde’s Tite Street Chelsea home are up for auction (, Rogers de Rin Collection, Chelsea, Lot 218). There is no single location where a Wildean can see Oscar’s belongings brought together; a fireplace from the Tite Street house is at 31 Fournier Street, Spitalfields, having

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Books for Wildeans, part one

There, there, JD Ellevsen, says one person consoling another. You might live long enough to read all the books about Oscar Wilde.

This is the first in a series about books for admirers of Wilde, prompted by a question from the Oscar Wilde Festival, Galway. At the moment, I’m reading Oscar Wilde’s Chatterton by Joseph Bristow and Rebecca N. Mitchell and Max Beerbohm’s satirical sketches of the 1890s, Seven Men. Two new and upcoming releases for Wildeans to note are Michael Seeney’s From Bow Street to the Ritz: Oscar

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