22 February 1892: Mr Oscar Wilde's new play
The opening night of Lady Windermere's Fan: There are many obvious improbabilities in this fable, but the writing of the play is so good and the situations are so cleverly handled as to redeem all defects
The Marquess of Queensberry's calling card with the handwritten offending inscription "For Oscar Wilde posing Somdomite [sic]". The card was marked as exhibit 'A' in Wilde's libel action.
The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1907). I finished reading Neil McKenna's excellent biography recently, The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde, a book which makes an ideal companion to Richard Ellmann's 1987 li...
The former London home of Oscar Wilde, wit, playwright and icon. In this tall, red brick house in Tite Street, Chelsea, he wrote all his most famous plays, became a fin-de-siècle celebrity and faced his spectacular downfall. He moved here during 1884 with his new wife, Constance, when the street was distinctly bohemian, full of painters and writers. Today it is among the most expensive addresses in the country.