The following free online resources may be of interest. Note that these sites are not maintained by the Oscar Wilde Society.

Wilde Manuscripts

Annotated Bibliography Of Wilde Manuscripts and Their Provenances

Wolfgang Maier-Sigrist has just published an annotated bibliography of the manuscripts of Oscar Wilde, on the Internet.  This free resource is the result of three years’ work and is an amazingly extensive and detailed look at Oscar’s manuscripts and their provenances. It will be of interest to writers, researchers and other Wildeans.

Musical Adaptations

Our member Tine Englebert wrote her PhD on Wilde on musical adaptations of of Oscar Wilde’s works. Her thesis contains a list of over 500 musical adaptations, grouped by the work they are based on. 


Oscar Wilde in America website

Oscar Wilde in America

John Cooper maintains an active  and thoroughly researched website covering every aspect of Oscar’s visits to America – and more.


Critical Commentary on The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest – Critical Commentary

Professor Joseph Donohue has compiled a comprehensive inventory of critical responses to Oscar Wilde’s best-loved play.




‘The Portrait of Mr. W.H.’ – Extended Edition Including Manuscript

COVE, Collaborative Organization for Virtual Education, is publishing a new digital peer-reviewed edition of Wilde’s extended edition of ‘The Portrait of Mr W.H.’  This edition will likely be of interest to many Wilde scholars, particularly since it contains full holograph imaging of the manuscript of Wilde’s edited notebook held by the Rosenbach Library and Museum in Philadelphia. It has been the work of several years, much academic input (including from OWS members like Geoff Dibb), and required academic grant funding as well as permission from Merlin Holland, grandson of Wilde and honorary patron of the Oscar Wilde Society.

Learn about this edition of ‘The Portrait of Mr. W.H.’ and see the online gallery of images


Mason Library – Hisao Honma Collection

This is an online archive of the Hisao Honma collection, held in the Mason Library at the Jissen Women’s University in Japan. It includes a large collection of materials belonging to Wilde’s son Vyvyan Holland, his friend and literary executor Robert Ross, and bibliographer and book dealer Christopher Millard (alias Stuart Mason). Hisao Honma was the first Japanese translator of De Profundis and a prolific writer on fin-de-siècle English literature. Included are several volumes of news clippings related to Wilde. The site has both Japanese and English sections.

View the Archive


Scéalta Grá na hÉireann (Irish Love Stories) – Oscar Wilde agus Alfred Douglas

This documentary film was produced by TG4, the Irish language TV channel, and covers Oscar’s love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas. It’s in Irish Gaelic, with English subtitles.

Watch the programme