Constance Wilde

Standard Name: Wilde, Constance


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death Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde
She had asked for him before her death but he was not permitted to leave prison to visit her. On 9 February Constance brought the bad news to Reading Gaol. Oscar expressed great remorse for...
Family and Intimate relationships Mina Loy
ML met the itinerant poet-pugilist
Burke, Carolyn. Becoming Modern: The Life of Mina Loy. Farrar, Straus, Giroux.
Arthur Cravan in New York in April 1917 at the Society of Independent Artists Exhibition. This was the year after his boxing-ring career had peaked.
Burke, Carolyn. Becoming Modern: The Life of Mina Loy. Farrar, Straus, Giroux.
Nicholl, Charles. “The wind comes up out of nowhere”. London Review of Books, pp. 8-13.
Born Fabian Avenarius Lloyd
Friends, Associates Sarah Grand
Moving to London brought SG to the centre of the campaign for women's rights; there she met leading activists like Millicent Garrett Fawcett , Eva McClaren , Lady Elizabeth Cust , and Constance Wilde (wife...
Friends, Associates Ada Leverson
Oscar Wilde , virtually homeless in the limbo following his first trial, went to stay with AL and her husband ; his wife visited him at their house.
Ellmann, Richard. Oscar Wilde. Viking.
Friends, Associates Ada Leverson
AL 's first meeting with Oscar Wilde is variously dated 1892 or 1893. They became very close, exchanging compliments, paradoxes, and flattery.
Ellmann, Richard. Oscar Wilde. Viking.
Burkhart, Charles. Ada Leverson. Twayne.
She was a tower of strength to him at the time...
Friends, Associates Marie Belloc Lowndes
As a child she had already met several distinguished writers in England, and Mary Clarke Mohl and Turgenev in France.
Lowndes, Marie Belloc. I, Too, Have Lived in Arcadia. Macmillan.
As a young adult she quickly became known to many eminent members of the...
Friends, Associates Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde
On 29 May 1884, Oscar married Constance Lloyd , who became one of his mother's closest companions.
Melville, Joy. Mother of Oscar. John Murray.
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politics Charlotte Stopes
CS was involved in the campaign for women's suffrage and the Rational Dress Society , which she ran in conjunction with Constance Wilde .
Blain, Virginia et al., editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford.
politics Oscar Wilde
After time in two other institutions, OW served the bulk of his sentence in Reading Gaol in Berkshire. During this time he was declared bankrupt, and first his mother , then his wife Constance
Textual Production Oscar Wilde
Wilde shifted the magazine's focus from fashion and transformed it into an organ for women's opinions and feelings on the subjects of modern life, art, and literature, as well as style. He was also dedicated...
Textual Production Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde
Many of JFLW 's letters (mostly to Oscar ) are held in the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library in Los Angeles. Other letter collections are held at the University of Reading (which has typed...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Mary Elizabeth Braddon
The characterisation of the Constance Wilde figure and her relationship with Lester suggests a more thorough feminist critique of consumerism and women's place within aestheticism. Although the book represents Lester as loving his doting wife...
Wealth and Poverty Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde
By the time JFLW moved to Oakley Street, her finances were greatly reduced. A day after arriving at the new house, she asked to borrow a sovereign from Constance . Proper household management became difficult...


1881: Lady Harberton founded the Rational Dress...

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Lady Harberton founded the Rational Dress Society which proposed dress reform for women, denounced tight-lacing and high heels, and advocated divided skirts.


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