OSCAR WILDE EXHIBITION AT THE BRITISH LIBRARY


OSCAR WILDE EXHIBITION AT THE BRITISH LIBRARY

There is an OSCAR WILDE exhibition at the British Library (96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB) from 4th Nov 00.

It contains  a recording of Wilde's voice.  Wilde made the recording on a seaside pier phonograph. Put your money into a "literary jukebox" and you will hear  Wilde's plummy voice booming out. 

On 30th Nov 00 it'll be 100 years years since Oscar Wilde died, aged just 46. 

The exhibition, which  runs for three months,   includes Love letters from Wilde to his wife  Constance and a wedding ring; a lock of Wilde's hair; poems rejected by the Oxford Union, and   Typescript, with autograph revisions, of "A Woman Of No Importance".   

The exhibition also  includes two  tiles from the cell Wilde occupied at Reading Jail, where he was sentenced to two  years' hard labour for homosexual acts.

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