Both authors later regretted their work.
The contents of his house were sold at auction.
If Wilde's period at the helm of the magazine was a mixed success from an organizational point of view, it played a pivotal role in his development as a writer and facilitated his ascent to fame.
A few months later he was moved to in London.
But even if his activities had led only to exposure and not to arrest, he would have been savagely pilloried in the media.
His mother regularly held a salon, and their artists, writers, intellectuals and members of the medical profession gathered.