THE OSCHOLARS Library was created to republish articles and essays from out-of-print collections and from journals to which perhaps only those with access to a university or national library can find. This is part of our task of ‘rescuing’ articles and essays that to-day are not generally accessible.  Even if in certain cases these have been superseded by or incorporated into later studies, they have a value in charting the development of what is now called the ‘Wilde industry’.  While doubting the value of the term, we can at least pay tribute to our predecessors’ industriousness.

The articles were originally published on THE OSCHOLARS’ former website (access to which was barred by the webmaster in February 2017) and are reproduced here with the author’s kind permission, where possible. They remain in the author’s copyright or that of the author’s estate when copyright is still running.  Any infringement of copyright by THE OSCHOLARS is unwitting and if our attention is drawn to it, will be corrected.

Date and place of original publication are given in each case, with some biographical information about the author. In some instances, the author has very kindly made alterations, corrections or additions. 

This page was redesigned in October 2010, when the number of articles in place reached one hundred.  New articles were added regularly until 2012; and were resumed in July 2014.  In March 2017 work will begin on transferring all articles to this present site, which task will take several months.

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