Oscar Wilde’s love letters sold

10092401

Wilde’s Letters | BBC | 14009

Some love letters written by Oscar Wilde have been sold at auction, raising £33,900. The letters appear to reveal Wilde propositioning a magazine editor at a time when homosexuality was illegal. They were written to Alsager Vian and were sold off by his descendants.

“Come and dine at Pagani’s in Portland Street on Friday – 7.30. No dress – just ourselves and a flask of Italian wine – afterwards we will smoke cigarettes and talk over the journalistic article – could we go to your rooms, I am so far off, and clubs are difficult to talk in….. “

Wilde wrote for Vian’s magazine, Society, from 1886 to 1889.


SP

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s