Wilde Auction

The London auction of Oscar Wilde items was held last Friday, and one handwritten chapter from The Picture of Dorian Gray sold for, well, loads of money. A few items didn’t sell, though.

One of the centrepiece items of the auction, one of only two known copies of The Wilde Myth, an unpublished book by Lord Alfred Douglas, failed to sell on Friday. The book was a vitriolic attack on the author by Wilde’s former lover – the relationship between Douglas and Wilde triggered the author’s downfall.