Was Oscar Wilde Unoriginal?


“Oscar,” Whistler’s barbs continued, “has the courage of the opinions… of others!”

The Public Domain Review looks at the accusations of plagiarism that dogged Oscar Wilde’s oft-quoted career, and his highly-publicized feud with the American artist James McNeill Whistler.

P.E. Garcia is an Editor-at-Large for the Rumpus and a contributor to HTMLGiant. They currently live in Philadelphia, where they were recently accidentally elected to be Judge of Elections. Find them on Twitter: @AvantGarcia. More from this author →