Talk:Ouida

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Animal rights[edit]

Does anyone have a source showing she was an animal-rights activist? SlimVirgin (talk) 00:52, 9 January 2006 (UTC)

what qualifications would require her to be listed as such? Arniep 09:56, 9 January 2006 (UTC)
I'm not sure. Being called it in a publication, or being described in some other way that implies she is. Or something she wrote in which she argued in favor of rights for animals. SlimVirgin (talk) 10:04, 9 January 2006 (UTC)

She wrote many articles about animal rights. For example, the pamphlet 'The New Priesthood: A Protest Against Vivisection' is listed in the Wikipedia article about her. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 222.152.248.54 (talkcontribs) Akhran (talk) 14:57, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Tone?[edit]

Reading this article I sensed a bit of a patronising tone. Don't you think it should be fixed? It definitely doesn't sound encyclopedic. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 109.196.118.133 (talk) 20:54, 10 January 2012 (UTC)


Hemingway commented, in A Movable Feast that though he had never read any of her books, his impression (from what he had heard) was that her characters were walking around "ignoring" one another, that is. acting in a typically haughty and etiquette-obsessed Victorian manner and breaking with one another for trifling reasons. ;) 192.121.232.253 (talk) 12:31, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

Nationality[edit]

The info-box has Ouida down as French-British.
Although her father spoke French, he was from Guernsey, which is a Crown dependency, not part of France. This would not give her French nationality, unless, for some reason, her father actually held French nationality.
She was not born in France, her mother was not French and she did not marry a Frenchman, so the other "normal" methods of obtaining dual nationality do not apply.
Is there a Reliable Source for this dual nationality? Alternatively, was it just something that Ouida claimed? The article does state that she "identified with the French" but this does not grant anyone nationality.
Arjayay (talk) 09:25, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

Bibliography Order[edit]

If anyone is bored, maybe they could put the biblio in chronological order so that it's useful.KD Tries Again (talk) 20:29, 7 June 2013 (UTC)KD Tries Again

Nurnberg Stove was already published in Bimbi 1882. I cannot find the earlier publication, but its date should be before 1882. Please correct or show the earlier date. ReijiYamashina777 (talk) 05:54, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

Photo[edit]

I'm not convinced that photo is actually Ouida. It seems to have come from one widely-circulated data point, the NYPL Billy Rose Theatre collection [[1]] - but it looks nothing like the other known images of Ouida on sites such as Encyclopedia Britannica, e.g. [[2]], [[3]] Gordonofcartoon (talk) 14:12, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Update: sorry if this is original research, but I just got in touch with NYPL; they agree that the old image is not Ouida, and will be changing the credits. I've replaced the one for this article with one from Wikimedia Commons that has clear book sourcing and matches other verifiable images of Ouida. Gordonofcartoon (talk) 20:09, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Personal life?[edit]

We hear about her social life, but not her private life. And what sort of education did she have? Valetude (talk) 22:14, 23 May 2018 (UTC)