Letters of Oscar Wilde, Volume 4 (1897-1898)

Oscar WILDE (1854 - 1900)

This fourth collection of the correspondence of Oscar Wilde includes the letters Wilde wrote while living in Berneval, in the months after his release from prison, and in Naples, where he shared a villa with his former lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. In a long letter to the editor of the Daily Chronicle, Wilde describes the cruelties of prison life. At this time Wilde was writing The Ballad of Reading Gaol, and the poem is a frequent topic in his letters to his friend, Robert Ross, and publisher, Leonard Smithers. The letters, some of which have been excerpted or redacted, are sourced from auction catalogues, biographies, collections of letters to Douglas and Ross, 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

Language: English

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 To Ada Leverson Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 02 To Frank Harris, 1897 Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 03 To Mrs Bernard Beere Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 04 To the editor of the Daily Chronicle, 28 May 1897 (re: cruelties of prison life) Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
00:27:28 en
Play 05 To Robert Ross, 28 May 1897 Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
00:09:21 en
Play 06 To Robert Ross, 31 May 1897 Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
00:15:33 en
Play 07 To Ada Leverson Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 08 To Lord Alfred Douglas Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 09 To Robert Ross, 2 June Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 10 To Lord Alfred Douglas Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 11 To Robert Ross, 3 June 1897 Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 12 To Lord Alfred Douglas, 4 June Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 13 To Robert Ross, 7 June Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 14 To Robert Ross, 5 & 6 June Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 15 To Lord Alfred Douglas, 6 June Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 16 To Robert Ross, 8-13 June Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
00:04:26 en
Play 17 To Frank Harris, 13 June 1897 Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 18 To Robert Ross, 15 June 1897 Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 19 To Lord Alfred Douglas, 15-17 June Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 20 To Robert Ross 18 June 1897 Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 21 To Robert Ross, 19 & 21 June Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
00:03:58 en
Play 22 To Lord Alfred Douglas, 23 June Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 23 To Robert Ross, 28 June & 6 July Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 24 To Lord Alfred Douglas Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 25 To Robert Ross Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 26 To Robert Ross, 19 July Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 27 To Robert Ross, 20 July (version 1) Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 28 To Robert Ross (version 2) Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
00:01:27 en
Play 29 To Robert Ross, 20 July Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
00:01:07 en
Play 30 To Robert Ross, 20-26 July Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 31 To Leonard Smithers, 4 Aug. 1897 Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 32 To Robert Ross, 24 Aug. Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 33 To Leonard Smithers, 24 Aug. 1897 Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 34 To Lord Alfred Douglas Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 35 To Robert Ross, 4 Sept. Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 36 To Robert Ross, 21 Sept. 1897 Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 37 To Robert Ross, 25 Sept. 1897 Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 38 To Robert Ross, 24 Sept. 1897 Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 39 To Leonard Smithers, 2 Oct. 1897 Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 40 To Robert Ross, 3 Oct. 1897 Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 41 To Robert Ross Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 42 To Robert Ross, 8 Oct. 1897 Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 43 To Robert Sherard Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 44 To Robert Ross, 19 Oct. 1897 Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 45 To Leonard Smithers, 19 Oct. 1897 Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 46 To "a friend" Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 47 To Leonard Smithers, 22 Oct. 1897 Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 48 To Leonard Smithers, 27 Oct. 1897 Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 49 To Robert Ross Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
00:01:36 en
Play 50 To Robert Ross, 30 Oct. - 16 Nov. 1897 Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
00:07:00 en
Play 51 To Ada Leverson, 16 Nov. 1897 (version 1) Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
00:01:09 en
Play 52 To Ada Leverson (version 2) Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 53 To Leonard Smithers, 16 Nov. 1897 (version 1) Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
00:02:34 en
Play 54 To Leonard Smithers, 16 Nov. 1897 (version 2) Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 55 To Leonard Smithers Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 56 To Robert Ross, 19 Nov. 1897 Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
00:03:22 en
Play 57 To Robert Ross, Dec. 1897 Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
00:02:24 en
Play 58 To Robert Ross, 25 Nov. 1897 Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
00:03:23 en
Play 59 To Leonard Smithers, 23 Nov. 1897 (version 1) Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 60 To Leonard Smithers (version 2) Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 61 To Leonard Smithers (version 3) Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 62 To Leonard Smithers, 30 Nov. 1897 Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 63 To Leonard Smithers (version 1) Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 64 To Leonard Smithers, Feb. 1898 (version 2) Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
00:01:12 en
Play 65 To Robert Ross, 6 Dec. 1897 Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
00:04:53 en
Play 66 To Leonard Smithers Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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Play 67 To Leonard Smithers Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
00:01:24 en
Play 68 To Leonard Smithers, 9 Jan. 1898 Oscar Wilde Etext Rob Marland
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