Ye soul agonies in ye life of Oscar Wilde

Book/Illustration/Image

Description

English

Illustrated by Charles Kendrick, this pamphlet is a parody of Oscar Wilde’s life from birth to adulthood. It was created in 1882, the year that Wilde toured America with his lecture series.

Wilde was widely caricatured by artists and writers of the day, who took aim at his unconventional dress, his Aestheticism, and his sexuality. More cruel than comic, Kendrick resorts to homophobic and racist stereotypes to attack Wilde.

Full title
Ye soul agonies in ye life of Oscar Wilde
Published
1882 , probably New York, US
Format
Book / Illustration / Image
Creator
Charles Kendrick
Held by
British Library
Usage Terms
Free from known copyright restrictions
Shelfmark
Eccles 775.

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