at a Langham Hotel
dinner, provoking the oft-recited sketch of her as dressed in green silk, with a sinister clever face, her hair down, small hands and feet, and a voice...
, with her mother
, moved from her previous London home to a main-floor suite at the city's fashionable Langham Hotel
, where she entertained in a salon style which was probably inspired by George Sand
Jordan, Jane. “Ouida: The Enigma of a Literary Identity”. Princeton University Library Chronicle, Vol.
, No. 1, pp. 75-105.
Wealth and Poverty
She did not, however, have enough money. Oscar Wilde
took it upon himself to organize a fundraising drive to discharge her unpaid bill at the Langham Hotel
. As late as June, Vernon Lee