Ye soul agonies in ye life of Oscar Wilde


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.

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Ye soul agonies in ye life of Oscar Wilde
1882, probably New York, US
Book / Illustration / Image
Charles Kendrick
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Public Domain
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British Library
Eccles 775.

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