The street that on a wet and dreary morning has vouchsafed the vision of Lady Macbeth in full regalia, can never again be as other streets. It must always be full of wonderful possibilities.
- OSCAR WILDE
A beautifully illustrated group biography, The Street of Wonderful Possibilities focuses on one of the most influential artistic quarters in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries – London’s Tite Street, where a staggering amount of talent thrived, including James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Oscar Wilde, and John Singer Sargent.
This was a street where barmaids and dance hall singers married millionaires, where flower girls became celebrated models overnight, where unwed mothers lived as mistresses, and where police were called to investigate fugitive paedophiles.