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Bosie : a biography of Lord Alfred Douglas

Author: Douglas Murray
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Lord Alfred Douglas, or "Bosie" as he was known, is destined to be remembered as the lover of Oscar Wilde. Dissolute, wellborn, and beautiful as a young man, his role in the events that led to Oscar Wilde's trial and imprisonment determined the strange celebrity that haunted him until his death. Biographies of Wilde generally give only a cursory account of what happened to Douglas after Wilde's death, but Bosie  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Murray, Douglas, 1979-
Bosie.
New York : Hyperion, ©2000
(OCoLC)682391700
Named Person: Alfred Bruce Douglas; Oscar Wilde; Alfred Bruce Douglas; Oscar Wilde
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Murray
ISBN: 0786866535 9780786866533 0786887702 9780786887705
OCLC Number: 43562019
Notes: "First published in Great Britain in 2000 by Hodder and Stoughton"--Title page verso.
Awards: Lambda Literary Award, 2000
Description: x, 374 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 'The old years that held and fashioned me' 1870-1889 --
'I am the love that dare not speak its name' 1889-1895 --
'The cold world loves not my love' 1895-1900 --
'Now I have known the uttermost rose of love' 1900-1907 --
'When was ought but stories for English Prophets?' 1907-1913 --
'I bayed the pack alone' 1913-1923 --
'Wash we our starward gazing eyes with tears' 1923-1933 --
'Till the dead flesh set free the living soul' 1933-1945.
Responsibility: Douglas Murray.
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Lord Alfred Douglas, or "Bosie" as he was known, is destined to be remembered as the lover of Oscar Wilde. Dissolute, wellborn, and beautiful as a young man, his role in the events that led to Oscar Wilde's trial and imprisonment determined the strange celebrity that haunted him until his death. Biographies of Wilde generally give only a cursory account of what happened to Douglas after Wilde's death, but Bosie recounts the full and absorbing story of his complex life. A successful though now obscure poet, he renounced homosexuality after converting to Roman Catholicism and embarked on an ill-fated marriage to Olive Custance. Lord Alfred's time was largely consumed by his growing interest in religion and costly feuds -- he was imprisoned for libeling Winston Churchill -- and he died a neglected and lonely figure in 1945. - Jacket flap.

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