The Letters Of Oscar Wilde - The Unexpected Wilde

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Simon Callow reads from the letters of Oscar Wilde.

A look at his early Oxford career and his fascination with the ritual and mysticism of Catholicism and ancient culture (1/5).

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Simon Callow reads from the letters of Oscar Wilde.

He returns from the US to England, marriage and children, and finds his opinions on interior decor and design much sought after.

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Simon Callow reads from the letters of Oscar Wilde.

Wilde expresses his concerns about the equality of women and the nature of journalism (3/5).

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Simon Callow reads from the letters of Oscar Wilde.

Wilde writes a long recriminatory letter to Lord Alfred Douglas, expressing his sense of unworthiness as an artist (4/5).

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Simon Callow reads from the letters of Oscar Wilde.

Exiled to France, Wilde's letters express concern for the treatment of children in England's prisons (5/5).