Thursday, July 12, 2012

July Posts for the Victorian Challenge – Oscar Wilde

As I’m sure most of you have noticed I am constantly running behind on the Victorian Challenge 2012. It’s been a busy time with my new job, my sister’s bridal shower a couple of weeks ago, and her wedding this weekend. I thought I would get a quick post about Oscar Wilde up so that July reviews could be posted. I still have posts about George Eliot and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that I need to get posted hopefully next week.

On that note, there seems to be a lot of confusion on where to put your posts. The standard had previously been to put your posts on the current month, no matter the author. I’m going to change that to put it on the current month and/or on the month of the author you read. You are allowed to post twice.

On to a very brief biography of Oscar Wilde . . . Oscar Wilde was a late Victorian novelist and playwright. Born in Dublin Ireland, Wilde attended college first at Trinity and then at Oxford. He had a romance with Florence Balcomb, but she married Bram Stoker rather than Wilde. Wilde later married Constance Lloyd in 1884 and together they had two sons. Wilde started in literature by publishing poems and working as a journalist. He later became the editor of The Woman’s World magazine. He wrote The Picture of Dorian Grey in 1890 and his seminal play, The Importance of Being Earnest in 1894. Wilde was tried and convicted for being a homosexual in 1895 and imprisoned. Released in 1897 he left Britain forever for France, where he died of cerebral meningitis in 1900.

If you are interested in writing a guest blog about Oscar Wilde or his works, please send me an email at laarlt78(at)Hotmail(dot)com.

Post your July/Oscar Wilde reviews below in the following format (Laura’s Reviews (The Importance of Being Earnest).


  1. Just posted reviews of some short stories by Oscar, note to see the posts please click on the top tab (Laura's Victorian Challenge..)

    PS: I love his poems and epigrams too which I refer to from time to time!

  2. Just posted link to latest read for Victorian Challenge, a biography of William Morris by Fiona MacCarthy, absolutly fascinating read. I must admit to being very behind with reading and posts

  3. Thank-you for still posting! As you can see, th new job has put me very behind with the blog. I will hopefully have something new posted for the challenge in the next week or so.