Clements, Patricia. Baudelaire and the English Tradition. Princeton University Press, 1985.
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|Anthologization||Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde||
Some of her essays and stories were also collected this year in volume 14 of The Writings of Oscar Wilde.
Thesing, William B., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 199. Gale Research, 1999.
In Ripley Under Water, 1991, on the other hand, Tom kills no-one directly, since a grotesque fatal accident removes the objects of his ire. But he and the reader are given recurring reminders of...
|Cultural formation||Evelyn Sharp||
ES was an Englishwoman (and asserted that identity in the title of her autobiography) whose mother laid claim to Welsh and to distant Italian forebears. She described her family as urban middle-class, with artistic, musical...
|Cultural formation||Anne Carson||
As a teenager, AC fancied herself a reborn Oscar Wilde.
She was drawn to Wilde's aesthetic sensibility and sense of irony. She shared this affectation with some of her highschool friends. They would...
Wachtel, Eleanor. “An Interview With Anne Carson”. Brick: A Literary Journal, No. 89, pp. 29 -53.
|Cultural formation||Dinah Mulock Craik||
DMC identified strongly as a working woman across established class boundaries. She wrote towards the end of her life to Oscar Wilde , suggesting that he should alter the name of the monthly magazine he...
|Cultural formation||Kate Marsden||
Aspects of her identity shifted over time. KM was born into an English, professional, presumably white family of the upper-middle class, who lost their financial security because of her father's early death. Protestant for much...
|death||Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde||
JFLW , commonly known under her pen-name Speranza, died of complications from bronchitis while her son Oscar was serving his prison sentence.
Glendinning, Victoria. “Speranza: A Leaning Tower of Courage”. Genius in the Drawing-Room, edited by Peter Quennell, Weidenfield and Nicolson, 1980, pp. 101 - 16.
|Dedications||Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde||
The first edition's dedication to her sons Willie and Oscar says: I taught them, no doubt, / That country's a thing one should die for at need.
Later editions published as Poems by Speranza...
Ellmann, Richard. Oscar Wilde. Knopf, 1988.
When she was in highschool AC 's brother, four years older, liked her to do his homework for him.
Apart from her fascination with Wilde , AC fell in love while at Port Hope High School
Carson, Anne. Nox. New Directions, 2010.
DA was taught at home by governesses (seven successively before she was sent to school), who followed a correspondence course designed for home schooling which was known as Parents Educational National Union . A French...
|Education||U. A. Fanthorpe||
She later called her boarding school (where she was sent by her parents because of the heavy wartime bombing in their home area) inadequate,
and likened its staff to Oscar Wilde 's Lady Bracknell...
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
|Family and Intimate relationships||Florence Dixie||
Florence's eldest brother, Lord John , later became the notorious ninth Marquess of Queensberry, father of Lord Alfred Douglas . It was he who destroyed Oscar Wilde by bringing the court case against him.
|Family and Intimate relationships||Natalie Clifford Barney||
While she never seriously entertained the proposals of most of her suitors, she seems to have considered at least one as a possible candidate for husband: Lord Alfred Douglas , who is notorious as the...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Violet Hunt|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde||
Her second child, the famous Oscar Wilde was born on 16 October 1854.
Leighton, Angela, and Margaret Reynolds, editors. Victorian Women Poets: An Anthology. Blackwell, 1995.