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Harris, 'always unreliable', must have bee n inventin g agai n an d ye t a lette r t o hi m fro m Wild e late r i n February states quite clearly '... since our arrival nine weeks ago' (L 780). Harris's si n woul d appea r t o b e embellishmen t rathe r tha n outrigh t fabrication. Sha w called his biography 'the best literary portrait of Wilde in existence', continued t o sa y so for ove r twenty years and explained why in his preface to the first 'permitted' English edition of 1938. He would hardly have made such an endorsement ha d Harris been a total charlatan.

Pearson in 194 6 picks up the story and turns the creature into a woman , i f onl y becaus e Piccadill y i n th e 1880 s wa s th e haun t o f prostitutes. I n Stanle y Weintraub' s biograph y o f Turne r i n 196 5 th e creature move s inside an d i s transformed int o young male shop assistants. And finall y Ellman n bring s the m bac k outsid e agai n an d turn s the m unequivocally int o rent-boys. 27 Anothe r myth ? Bu t wait ; wha t hav e w e here? An academic footnote. The matter will be solved once and for all.

I d o not, o f course , agre e wit h al l yo u sa y o r you r estimat e an d criticis m o f various incidents', he continued, 'bu t I would not suggest altering anything materially. '14 All these early accounts b y Wilde's friends ar e essentially impressionisti c MERLIN HOLLAN D personal views. They are the technicolour elements in a grey world of facts. To Sherard, Shaw, Douglas and Harris must be added the shorter studies of Ada Leverson , Charle s Ricketts , Andre Gid e and Vincent O'Sullivan , eac h in their way bringing Wilde briefly bac k to life as they saw him, each more or les s flawed b y modern standard s bu t even the flaws addin g a dimension to the picture.

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