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


Read by Rob Marland

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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 (2 hr 16 min)

Chapters

To Lady Jane Wilde, 8 Sept. 1868 1:54 Read by Rob Marland
To Sir William Wilde and Lady Jane Wilde, c. 1875 14:47 Read by Rob Marland
To Lady Jane Wilde 0:51 Read by Rob Marland
To the editor to Routledge's Christmas Annual 1:27 Read by Rob Marland
To Hermann Vezin, 4 Oct. 1880 1:51 Read by Rob Marland
To Oscar Browning 1:19 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Browning 0:44 Read by Rob Marland
Exchange with an unidentified correspondent, 30 Sept. - 1 Oct. 1881 0:58 Read by Rob Marland
To the editor of The Sun (Baltimore, MD), 23 Jan. 1882 1:27 Read by Rob Marland
To Mrs Julian Hawthorne, 12 Feb. 1882 0:52 Read by Rob Marland
To Colonel W. F. Morse 1:02 Read by Rob Marland
To J. M. Stoddart 0:49 Read by Rob Marland
To Joaquin Miller 4:36 Read by Rob Marland
To J. M. Stoddart 1:08 Read by Rob Marland
To Colonel W. F. Morse, Mar. 1882 0:53 Read by Rob Marland
To Richard D'Oyly Carte, 16 Mar. 1882 1:36 Read by Rob Marland
To Richard D'Oyly Carte 1:24 Read by Rob Marland
To Richard D'Oyly Carte, c. Apr. 1882 1:47 Read by Rob Marland
To Colonel W. F. Morse, c. 21 Mar. 1882 (version 1) 2:22 Read by Rob Marland
To Colonel W. F. Morse (version 2) 1:01 Read by Rob Marland
Rennell Rodd to Oscar Wilde 1:04 Read by Rob Marland
To Mrs Bernard Beere 5:05 Read by Rob Marland
To J. M. Stoddart, 17 Apr. 1882 0:44 Read by Rob Marland
To J. M. Stoddart 0:53 Read by Rob Marland
To J. M. Stoddart, May 1882 1:07 Read by Rob Marland
To J. M. Stoddart, May 1882 0:39 Read by Rob Marland
To Colonel W. F. Morse, c. Sept. 1882 (version 1) 2:25 Read by Rob Marland
To Colonel W. F. Morse (version 2) 1:22 Read by Rob Marland
To Samuel Ward, Oct. 1882 1:54 Read by Rob Marland
To Marie Prescott, 12 Aug. 1883 3:47 Read by Rob Marland
To Mrs Moore 1:11 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Sherard 2:08 Read by Rob Marland
To Marie Prescott 3:28 Read by Rob Marland
Constance Lloyd to Oscar Wilde, 11 Nov. 1883 1:31 Read by Rob Marland
Exchange with J. M. Whistler 1:16 Read by Rob Marland
Constance Lloyd to Oscar Wilde 4:37 Read by Rob Marland
To the editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, 14 Oct. 1884 (re: women's dress) 10:12 Read by Rob Marland
Exchange with J. M. Whistler, 24 Feb. 1885 2:01 Read by Rob Marland
To Mr Appleton 0:38 Read by Rob Marland
To the editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, 30 Mar. 1885 2:18 Read by Rob Marland
To Edwin Palmer 1:29 Read by Rob Marland
To an unidentified correspondent (re: advice for an aspiring writer) 2:56 Read by Rob Marland
To the editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, 15 Jan. 1886 6:12 Read by Rob Marland
To the editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, 8 Feb. 1886 (re: book recommendations) 4:41 Read by Rob Marland
To the editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, 5 Nov. 1886 (re: Swinburne) 13:12 Read by Rob Marland
Exchange with J. M. Whistler, Nov. 1886 1:27 Read by Rob Marland
To John Brodrick 0:59 Read by Rob Marland
To Edward Heron-Allen, 17 Oct. 1887 1:30 Read by Rob Marland
To Mrs Bernard Beere, c. Jan. 1889 2:07 Read by Rob Marland
To Mrs Hamilton King, 31 Oct. 1887 0:43 Read by Rob Marland
To Thomas Hutchinson, 13 July 1888 1:39 Read by Rob Marland
To Leonard Smithers 1:13 Read by Rob Marland
To Alice Corkran, c. Nov 1888 1:30 Read by Rob Marland
To Walter Hamilton, 29 Jan. 1889 1:29 Read by Rob Marland
To Miss Kenealy 0:58 Read by Rob Marland
To Richard Le Gallienne, 16 Apr. 1889 0:50 Read by Rob Marland
To the editor of Truth, 9 Jan. 1890 (re: J M. Whistler) 2:04 Read by Rob Marland