Here we have Oscar’s letter to Arthur Fish (Arthur Fish was Wilde’s Assistant at Woman’s World 1887-9) and the photo he afterwards gave him.
Salomé. Oscar Wilde. John W. Luce & Company, Boston (1906). First American edition. Illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley.
Biblical stories were not allowed to be depicted on the London Stage in the 19th century so Oscar Wilde wrote Salome in French. It wasn’t performed however until 1896, by which time Oscar was in prison.
Oscar in the 70’s
Oscar Wilde has been popular throughout the decades so it’s interesting to see how each era packaged him. This great cover comes from 1973 and Hamlyn Books.
Oscar Wilde Music
An inventive collection of non related tunes purporting to be Oscar Wilde themed. Was his image popular enough to sell music ?
This comes from Oscar’s US tour of 1882-3 and from the excellent website Oscar Wilde in America. Check it out here…. http://www.oscarwildeinamerica.org/index.html
Cyril & Vyvyan
The Stamp of Oscar
This a minature sheet of an Oscar Wilde stamp from the Stamp Show, London, 2000. Miniature sheets usually take the form of a commemorative stamp exploded out to form an expanded artistic picture.
Available to buy from http://www.emerald-isle-gifts.com/irish-stamps—-philately/miniature-sheets—-sheetlets/ireland-2000-oscar-wilde-min-sheet-mnh.asp
Oscar and Bosie by Max Beerbohm
The Complete Works
A Harper Perennial Modern Classic (1989). Interesting that Harpers consider a Victorian writer ‘modern’. But then again, it is OW - perennially modern.
The Palace of San Souci
This is an illustration by Charles Robinson from ‘The Happy Prince’. (Special Edition, published in 1913 by Duckworth & Co.).
Oscar Wilde Comic Book Hero
This is a Mexican comic book from 1993 based on ‘An Ideal Husband’.