The auction of possessions of Oscar Wilde
1895 Many of Oscar Wilde's personal possessions were auctioned in London to pay his solicitor's bills because of the famous trial in which he was convicted.
Imagine, if you will, what might have happened to one of Oscar Wilde's books that was auctioned. See 'Walt Whitman Shall Not Sleep', in the Poetry section.
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