Letters of Oscar Wilde, Volume 1 (1868-1890)

Oscar WILDE (1854 - 1900)

This first collection of the correspondence of Oscar Wilde begins with the Irish playwright's earliest extant letter, thanking his mother for the hamper she had sent to him at school. It includes letters about his travels in Italy, his American lecture tour, the staging of his first play (Vera, or the Nihilists), arrangements for the publication of a friend's poetry collection, and exchanges in the press with artist James McNeill Whistler. The letters, some of which have been excerpted or redacted, are sourced from auction catalogues, newspapers, biographies, and other texts in the public domain. For a complete collection of Wilde's letters, please see "The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde," (2000) edited by Merlin Holland and Rupert Hart-Davis. - Summary by Rob Marland

Genre(s): Essays & Short Works, Literary Collections

Language: English

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 To Lady Jane Wilde, 8 Sept. 1868 Etext Rob Marland
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Play 02 To Sir William Wilde and Lady Jane Wilde, c. 1875 Etext Rob Marland
00:14:47
Play 03 To Lady Jane Wilde Etext Rob Marland
00:00:51
Play 04 To the editor to Routledge's Christmas Annual Etext Rob Marland
00:01:27
Play 05 To Hermann Vezin, 4 Oct. 1880 Etext Rob Marland
00:01:51
Play 06 To Oscar Browning Etext Rob Marland
00:01:19
Play 07 To Robert Browning Etext Rob Marland
00:00:44
Play 08 Exchange with an unidentified correspondent, 30 Sept. - 1 Oct. 1881 Etext Rob Marland
00:00:58
Play 09 To the editor of The Sun (Baltimore, MD), 23 Jan. 1882 Etext Rob Marland
00:01:27
Play 10 To Mrs Julian Hawthorne, 12 Feb. 1882 Etext Rob Marland
00:00:52
Play 11 To Colonel W. F. Morse Etext Rob Marland
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Play 12 To J. M. Stoddart Etext Rob Marland
00:00:49
Play 13 To Joaquin Miller Etext Rob Marland
00:04:37
Play 14 To J. M. Stoddart Etext Rob Marland
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Play 15 To Colonel W. F. Morse, Mar. 1882 Etext Rob Marland
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Play 16 To Richard D'Oyly Carte, 16 Mar. 1882 Etext Rob Marland
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Play 17 To Richard D'Oyly Carte Etext Rob Marland
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Play 18 To Richard D'Oyly Carte, c. Apr. 1882 Etext Rob Marland
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Play 19 To Colonel W. F. Morse, c. 21 Mar. 1882 (version 1) Etext Rob Marland
00:02:23 en
Play 20 To Colonel W. F. Morse (version 2) Etext Rob Marland
00:01:01
Play 21 Rennell Rodd to Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 22 To Mrs Bernard Beere Etext Rob Marland
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Play 23 To J. M. Stoddart, 17 Apr. 1882 Etext Rob Marland
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Play 24 To J. M. Stoddart Etext Rob Marland
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Play 25 To J. M. Stoddart, May 1882 Etext Rob Marland
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Play 26 To J. M. Stoddart, May 1882 Etext Rob Marland
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Play 27 To Colonel W. F. Morse, c. Sept. 1882 (version 1) Etext Rob Marland
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Play 28 To Colonel W. F. Morse (version 2) Etext Rob Marland
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Play 29 To Samuel Ward, Oct. 1882 Etext Rob Marland
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Play 30 To Marie Prescott, 12 Aug. 1883 Etext Rob Marland
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Play 31 To Mrs Moore Etext Rob Marland
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Play 32 To Robert Sherard Etext Rob Marland
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Play 33 To Marie Prescott Etext Rob Marland
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Play 34 Constance Lloyd to Oscar Wilde, 11 Nov. 1883 Etext Rob Marland
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Play 35 Exchange with J. M. Whistler Etext Rob Marland
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Play 36 Constance Lloyd to Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 37 To the editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, 14 Oct. 1884 (re: women's dress) Etext Rob Marland
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Play 38 Exchange with J. M. Whistler, 24 Feb. 1885 Etext Rob Marland
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Play 39 To Mr Appleton Etext Rob Marland
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Play 40 To the editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, 30 Mar. 1885 Etext Rob Marland
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Play 41 To Edwin Palmer Etext Rob Marland
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Play 42 To an unidentified correspondent (re: advice for an aspiring writer) Etext Rob Marland
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Play 43 To the editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, 15 Jan. 1886 Etext Rob Marland
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Play 44 To the editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, 8 Feb. 1886 (re: book recommendations) Etext Rob Marland
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Play 45 To the editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, 5 Nov. 1886 (re: Swinburne) Etext Rob Marland
00:13:13
Play 46 Exchange with J. M. Whistler, Nov. 1886 Etext Rob Marland
00:01:27
Play 47 To John Brodrick Etext Rob Marland
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Play 48 To Edward Heron-Allen, 17 Oct. 1887 Etext Rob Marland
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Play 49 To Mrs Bernard Beere, c. Jan. 1889 Etext Rob Marland
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Play 50 To Mrs Hamilton King, 31 Oct. 1887 Etext Rob Marland
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Play 51 To Thomas Hutchinson, 13 July 1888 Etext Rob Marland
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Play 52 To Leonard Smithers Etext Rob Marland
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Play 53 To Alice Corkran, c. Nov 1888 Etext Rob Marland
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Play 54 To Walter Hamilton, 29 Jan. 1889 Etext Rob Marland
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Play 55 To Miss Kenealy Etext Rob Marland
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Play 56 To Richard Le Gallienne, 16 Apr. 1889 Etext Rob Marland
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Play 57 To the editor of Truth, 9 Jan. 1890 (re: J M. Whistler) Etext Rob Marland
00:02:05