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


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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 (3 hr 31 min)

Chapters

To Ada Leverson 1:14 Read by Rob Marland
To Frank Harris, 1897 1:27 Read by Rob Marland
To Mrs Bernard Beere 1:35 Read by Rob Marland
To the editor of the Daily Chronicle, 28 May 1897 (re: cruelties of prison life) 27:28 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Ross, 28 May 1897 9:21 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Ross, 31 May 1897 15:33 Read by Rob Marland
To Ada Leverson 1:04 Read by Rob Marland
To Lord Alfred Douglas 7:28 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Ross, 2 June 0:56 Read by Rob Marland
To Lord Alfred Douglas 2:50 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Ross, 3 June 1897 2:34 Read by Rob Marland
To Lord Alfred Douglas, 4 June 1:42 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Ross, 7 June 1:53 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Ross, 5 & 6 June 6:38 Read by Rob Marland
To Lord Alfred Douglas, 6 June 2:56 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Ross, 8-13 June 4:26 Read by Rob Marland
To Frank Harris, 13 June 1897 11:03 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Ross, 15 June 1897 1:18 Read by Rob Marland
To Lord Alfred Douglas, 15-17 June 8:20 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Ross 18 June 1897 1:09 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Ross, 19 & 21 June 3:58 Read by Rob Marland
To Lord Alfred Douglas, 23 June 2:44 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Ross, 28 June & 6 July 2:30 Read by Rob Marland
To Lord Alfred Douglas 1:59 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Ross 2:41 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Ross, 19 July 0:40 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Ross, 20 July (version 1) 1:57 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Ross (version 2) 1:27 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Ross, 20 July 1:07 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Ross, 20-26 July 5:13 Read by Rob Marland
To Leonard Smithers, 4 Aug. 1897 1:41 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Ross, 24 Aug. 1:36 Read by Rob Marland
To Leonard Smithers, 24 Aug. 1897 1:25 Read by Rob Marland
To Lord Alfred Douglas 1:22 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Ross, 4 Sept. 1:04 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Ross, 21 Sept. 1897 2:14 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Ross, 25 Sept. 1897 0:46 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Ross, 24 Sept. 1897 2:41 Read by Rob Marland
To Leonard Smithers, 2 Oct. 1897 3:36 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Ross, 3 Oct. 1897 2:08 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Ross 1:22 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Ross, 8 Oct. 1897 4:06 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Sherard 1:42 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Ross, 19 Oct. 1897 2:34 Read by Rob Marland
To Leonard Smithers, 19 Oct. 1897 1:44 Read by Rob Marland
To "a friend" 0:26 Read by Rob Marland
To Leonard Smithers, 22 Oct. 1897 1:09 Read by Rob Marland
To Leonard Smithers, 27 Oct. 1897 0:43 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Ross 1:36 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Ross, 30 Oct. - 16 Nov. 1897 7:00 Read by Rob Marland
To Ada Leverson, 16 Nov. 1897 (version 1) 1:09 Read by Rob Marland
To Ada Leverson (version 2) 1:10 Read by Rob Marland
To Leonard Smithers, 16 Nov. 1897 (version 1) 2:34 Read by Rob Marland
To Leonard Smithers, 16 Nov. 1897 (version 2) 1:13 Read by Rob Marland
To Leonard Smithers 1:15 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Ross, 19 Nov. 1897 3:22 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Ross, Dec. 1897 2:24 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Ross, 25 Nov. 1897 3:23 Read by Rob Marland
To Leonard Smithers, 23 Nov. 1897 (version 1) 1:23 Read by Rob Marland
To Leonard Smithers (version 2) 0:45 Read by Rob Marland
To Leonard Smithers (version 3) 1:42 Read by Rob Marland
To Leonard Smithers, 30 Nov. 1897 1:32 Read by Rob Marland
To Leonard Smithers (version 1) 1:02 Read by Rob Marland
To Leonard Smithers, Feb. 1898 (version 2) 1:12 Read by Rob Marland
To Robert Ross, 6 Dec. 1897 4:53 Read by Rob Marland
To Leonard Smithers 2:03 Read by Rob Marland
To Leonard Smithers 1:24 Read by Rob Marland
To Leonard Smithers, 9 Jan. 1898 2:56 Read by Rob Marland