Literary Memories 16 October: Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde


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Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde

Author: Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde

Dates: 16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900

Nationality: Irish

Title of Book: The Canterville Ghost

The day had been warm and sunny; and, in the cool of the evening, the whole family went out to drive. They did not return home till nine o’clock, when they had a light supper. The conversation in no way turned upon ghosts, so there were not even those primary conditions of receptive expectations which so often precede the presentation of psychical phenomena. The subjects discussed, as I have since learned from Mr. Otis, were merely such as form the ordinary conversation of cultured Americans of the better class, such as the immense superiority of Miss Fanny Devonport over Sarah Bernhardt as an actress; the difficulty of obtaining green corn, buckwheat cakes, and hominy, even in the best English houses; the importance of…

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I am a freelance writer and poet and started writing after raising my two boys as a way of discovering just who Jez is. That is still very much an on-going project but the journey so far has introduced me to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever growing love of poetry.
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