Oscar Wilde In America

A Selected Resource Of Oscar Wilde's Visits To America

Some Things Never Change

On the eve of Wilde's lecture in Fort Wayne, IN, the local newspapers reflected the anticipation.

In this example the ‘City News’ section of the Fort Wayne Daily Gazette (opposite) Oscar is mentioned in its first and last items.

Sandwiched in between are various news items that much of life was just as predictable in Oscar's time: policemen were still arresting drunks; young men were still eager to marry; little boys still found themselves into trouble with mama; the sun rose and set every day, and even the trains were on time.

© John Cooper

Fort Wayne Daily Gazette February 15th, 1882

Fort Wayne Daily Gazette February 15th, 1882

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