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  1. Jenn
    Jenn at |

    He was a child molester or did you forget about that?

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  2. Heather Matthews
    Heather Matthews at |

    Well, he certainly frequented the brothels of his time. In the Victorian Age, in Paris, London, New York, etc., there were many brothels of this type, and who is to say if all of those who worked in these brothels were of legal age? The standards of the age were very different from ours, certainly. I believe those who threatened to testify against Wilde in court were all seventeen or older. Thanks for reading the list.

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  3. Kathy
    Kathy at |

    Lovely. Beautiful writing. You captured him quite wonderfully. Thank you.

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    1. Heather Matthews
      Heather Matthews at |

      thank you so much. I really appreciate your kind words.

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  4. Zuzana Hábeková
    Zuzana Hábeková at |

    Wonderful article. The subject dealt with is pretty sui generis himself, but your writing just emphasized the fact. Thank you!

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  5. Damian Finnegan
    Damian Finnegan at |

    Your elegant prose does much to capture the best traits of Saint Oscar: : his genius, his kindness and his courage. But what might be added is his socialist sensibilities. In particular, his readiness to be the voice of the disenfranchised and the poor, and his dislike of fashionable altruism.

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  6. Shireen
    Shireen at |

    It’s Lovely. You captured him wonderfully. Thank you.

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  7. Heather Matthews
    Heather Matthews at |

    Thank you so much. 🙂 I really appreciate your insightful comments!

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  8. Heather Matthews
    Heather Matthews at |

    Agreed – thanks so much for reading my article 🙂

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  9. TheWholeTruth
    TheWholeTruth at |

    Overall, a good article. However, I am afraid a blatant prejudice is revealed; although you state the Wilde “forcefully rejected” Catholicism at one point in his life, you neglect to discuss the end of his life and his return to the Church.

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  10. Heather Matthews
    Heather Matthews at |

    Thank you, The Whole Truth. My understanding is that Wilde was delirious on his death-bed when a priest was called in, but I may well be wrong. I really appreciate your taking the time to read my work and leave a comment. 🙂 Have a great day!

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  11. Richard
    Richard at |

    Lovely. Thank you very much for the touching and truthful homage.

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  12. Heather Matthews
    Heather Matthews at |

    Thank you so much! It’s very fulfilling to connect with other Wilde fans (like you!) via the comments posted here. I’m glad you enjoyed the list!

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  13. Celeste
    Celeste at |

    Great article of a man I so much admire in so many ways.

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  14. Heather Matthews
    Heather Matthews at |

    thank you, Celeste! 🙂

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  15. John
    John at |

    Wilde did not “forcefully” reject Catholicism. Point of fact is, just prior to his death he requested to be visited by a priest and in front of several witnesses willfully and knowingly converted to the Catholic faith. This comes directly from several Wilde biographies.

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