Oscar Wilde’s loyal friend Reggie: Reginald Turner in Florence
27 May 2020 - 18:00
Virtual Cultural Event, on Zoom
by Mark Roberts
When Oscar Wilde was imprisoned for ‘gross indecency’ in 1895, one of the few friends who remained loyal to him was Reginald Turner (1869-1938). Oscar once prophesied that Reggie would end up living in Florence, and so it proved. This talk investigates Turner’s Florentine contacts with literary figures such as D.H. Lawrence, Norman Douglas and W. Somerset Maugham.
The talk will last about 40 mins, and will be followed by a discussion using the power of video conferencing.
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