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Des Grieux: Oscar Wilde’s ‘Other’ Suppressed Novel

A project in Whitehorse, Canada by Justin O'Hearn

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Funding the purchase of 1 of 2 known copies of a possible 'lost' Oscar Wilde novel. I will produce the second ever edition.
Backers: 56
Average Pledge Per Backer: $58 CAD

Funded: $3,230 CAD of $3,000 CAD
Dates: Nov 10th -> Nov 19th (9 days)
Project By: Justin O'Hearn
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Latest News


November 18th - via:
After a fierce bidding war, we managed to snag both Teleny and Des Grieux in the Christie's auction with the help of UBC Rare Books and Special Collections. This acquisition will make UBC the only library in the world that houses both of these... (Read More)

Watch Auction Online Now

November 18th - via:
Hi All, I've been watching the Christie's auction since 6AM PST. We're almost half way through. It's available to stream online, but the link won't post here. I have posted the link on Twitter. Thank you all again. Getting excited. Justin  (Read More)

Watch Auction Online Now

November 18th - via:
Hi All, I've been watching Christie's auction since 6AM PST. We're almost half way through. If you'd like to watch, here's the link:  (Read More)

Tomorrow's the Big Day

November 17th - via:
Hello All, Apologies for the lack of updates over the weekend. With all the excitement I've come down with one helluva chest cold. At any rate, everything is ready for the bidding to start tomorrow morning. The auction starts at 6AM PST/9AM EST and... (Read More)

100% Funded

November 15th - via:
Thank you for supporting this project! Des Grieux is well on its way to being made public. Thank you to everybody who's shared, pledged, and discussed this project around the water cooler (IRL or virtually). THANK YOU!  (Read More)

Change to Rewards

November 15th - via:
Hi All, I've had a bit of feedback regarding the rewards structure for this project and I want to make a couple of changes. I can't change the actual rewards once the fundraiser has been launched, so I'm doing it in this update and will follow... (Read More)

Amazing Support Continues and An Announcement

November 15th - via:
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Almost 75% Funded!

November 13th - via:
With fewer than four days until auction, this project has some real potential of succeeding. As of this writing it is 71% funded. 71%! Thank you for your continued support. That includes sharing, backing, talking or even just thinking about this... (Read More)

Almost 2/3 Overnight

November 13th - via:
Last night, while I slept with visions of rare books archives dancing in my head, some awesome people helped bring this project to almost 2/3 of its funding goal! I seriously don't know if I've ever used as many exclamation points in my life as I... (Read More)


November 12th - via:
We've just hit exactly the half way point on this project. Half way and we've got 6 days before the auction starts. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!  (Read More)

Almost Half Way!

November 12th - via:
3 days in and this project is almost half way to its funding goal! Do you know what this means?! It means that I can almost smell the pages of Des Grieux. I'm trying my best to think of synonyms for thank you, but nothing really conveys how awesome... (Read More)

Des Grieux is a Kickstarter Staff Pick!

November 12th - via:
“Des Grieux: Oscar Wilde’s ‘Other’ Suppressed Novel by Justin O'Hearn” ☺ — KSR Staff Picks (@ksr_staff) November 12, 2014 ">  (Read More)

Remember When We Were Almost 1/3 of the way?

November 11th - via:
Well now we're MORE than 1/3 of the way, thanks to all you special folks who are backing this project. I don't even have a reaction gif for how cool this feels. Thank you and I'll update you again soon. -Justin  (Read More)

First 24 Hours a Huge Success!

November 11th - via:
Hi Again, So almost 1/3 of the goal has been reached in just 24 hours. I'm all like  Thank you so much.  (Read More)

Triple Digits

November 11th - via:
Friends, in the first 10 hours of this campaign $100 has been raised to help bring Des Grieux to the public where it belongs. Thank you to everyone who has donated and shared this project so far.  (Read More)

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