Help liberate a rare copy of Oscar Wilde’s ‘other’ suppressed novel!


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I wanted to give a quick shout-out to an awesome Kickstarter project: Ph.D. student Justin O’Hearn (@justinohearn) is going to buy one of only two known copies of a piece of Victorian erotica which Oscar Wilde may have a hand in writing.  The public has never had access to this book before!

Des Grieux: Oscar Wilde’s ‘Other’ Suppressed Novel -- Kicktraq Mini

Here’s Justin’s plan, in a nutshell:

0. Use the money from the Kickstarter to purchase a copy of Des Grieux when it goes up for auction.
1. Study the book as part of his dissertation.
2. Edit and publish a second edition of the book, so that everyone can read it!
3. Donate the book to the British Library to preserve public access to the book forever.

If you’re a fan of Oscar Wilde, or you likeVictorian erotica, or you just like the idea of getting more smut out into the world, consider supporting Justin’s project!

Hat-tip to ErosBlog for pointing out this awesome project.


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Help liberate a rare copy of Oscar Wilde’s ‘other’ suppressed novel! — 2 Comments


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    Justin on said:

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    Thank you for all your support! I’ve been really bowled over by all the good people backing this project.


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      You’re very welcome! I’m really excited for you. I think it means a lot to folks that you are trying to preserve a piece of literature in a way that it will be accessible to everyone. To me, being sex-positive is not just about what’s happening now, it’s also about understanding and celebrating human sexuality throughout history.

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