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Offering info of Wilde's lifestyles and paintings in an simply obtainable profile, this biography uses surviving letters, notebooks, diaries and records, in addition to different researched biographies. different author's within the sequence comprise Pope, Byron, Dickens, Kipling, and Tennyson.

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April 16 (Mon) Thanks Le Gallienne, who is now living in London, for his sonnet 'To Oscar Wilde, for his Fairy Tale in the Paris illustri' (see previous entry). During this month OW sends to the publisher and editor William Blackwood (1836-1912) 'The Portrait of Mr W. ' Blackwood does not reply or return the manuscript, and OW sends an inquiry on 18 May. Blackwood's letter of acceptance is written on the 20th (he finds the story 'most powerful and fascinating'), and a day or two 38 An Oscar Wilde Chronology later OW asks him whether it can be published in the July issue of Blackwood's Magazine (the celebrated 'Maga') as he wishes it to appear as soon as possible; he also expresses a wish to retain the copyright.

1889 37 December OW reviews Henley's A Book of Verses in The Woman's World. Towards the end of the year he tells James Nicol Dunn, managing editor of the Scots Observer, that his work at present is 'chiefly reviewing'. He sends Dunn his poem 'Symphony in Yellow' but it is rejected. On Christmas Day, Yeats is one of the dinner guests at the Wildes' home. AD, now eighteen, leaves Winchester. 1889 By this year OW's association with John Gray has begun. January 'Pen, Pencil, and Poison' appears in the Fortnightly Review and 'The Decay of Lying' in the Nineteenth Century; both are revised and reprinted in Intentions (1891).

8 Lectures in Wilmington, Delaware. 10 Lectures at Van Wyck's Academy of Music, Norfolk, Virginia. 11 Lectures at the Richmond Theatre, Richmond, Virginia. 14 Lectures at the Opera House, Vicksburg. 15 Lectures at the Casino, Newport, Rhode Island. Dines with Mrs Julia Ward Howe. 17 Returns to New York. Gives relatively few lectures during the summer months, which are out of the regular lecture-season. 28 Lectures at Long Branch, New Jersey. August 2 (Wed) Lectures at Babylon, Long Island. 5 Lectures at Long Beach, Long Island (and again on the 7th).

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