Sunday, May 05, 2013

"The Further West One Comes, the More There Is to Like"

"San Francisco readily embraced the outré young Irishman. Wilde returned the favor. 'There is where I belong,' he told his hosts at one reception. 'This is my atmosphere. I didn't know such a place existed in the whole United States.' When the time came for him to leave San Francisco on April 8, even the railroad locomotives were said to have echoed one of his catchphrases, whistling 'too too!' as they left the station."

Roy Morris, Jr., in the Los Angeles Times discusses Oscar Wilde's 1882 visit to California.

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