Articles tagged with: oscar wilde

Letters unravel mystery of the death of Oscar Wilde’s wife

on Friday, 02 January 2015. Posted in General Autograph News

Grandson of Irish dramatist has unearthed medical evidence in private family letters which points to likely cause of death

Letters unravel mystery of the death of Oscar Wilde’s wife
The sudden death of the wife of Oscar Wilde at the tender age of 40 has long been a mystery. In the 116 years since she met her tragic end, speculative theories have ranged from spinal damage following a fall down stairs to syphilis caught from her husband. Now the mystery may have been solved.