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The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde: The First Uncensored Transcript of the Trial of Oscar Wilde Vs. John Douglas, Marquess of Queensberry, 1895

The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde: The First Uncensored Transcript of the Trial of Oscar Wilde Vs. John Douglas, Marquess of Queensberry, 1895
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Oscar Wilde had one of literary historys mostexplosive love affairs with Lord Alfred BosieDouglas. In 1895, Bosies father, the Marquessof Queensberry, delivered a note to the Albemarle Clubaddressed to Oscar Wilde posing as sodomite. WithBosies encouragement, Wilde sued the Marquess forlibel. He ...
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  • ISBN-13: 9780007158058
  • ISBN-10: 000715805X
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • Media: Paperback
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Oscar Wilde had one of literary historys mostexplosive love affairs with Lord Alfred BosieDouglas. In 1895, Bosies father, the Marquessof Queensberry, delivered a note to the Albemarle Clubaddressed to Oscar Wilde posing as sodomite. WithBosies encouragement, Wilde sued the Marquess forlibel. He not only lost but he was tried twice for grossindecency and sent to prison with two years hard labor. With this publication of the uncensored trial transcripts, readers can for the first time in more than a century hearWilde at his most articulate and brilliant. The Real Trialof Oscar Wilde documents an alarmingly swift fall fromgrace; it is also a supremely moving testament to the rightto live, work, and love as ones heart dictates.

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  • ISBN-13 : 9780007158058
  • ISBN-10 : 000715805X
  • Media : Paperback
  • Pages : 384
  • Status : 117 on hand
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