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The Marquess of Queensberry : Wilde's nemesis

Author: Linda Stratmann
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Marquess of Queensberry is as famous for his role in the downfall of one of our greatest literary geniuses as he was for helping establish the rules for modern day boxing. The trial and two year imprisonment of Oscar Wilde, lover of Queensberry's son, Lord Alfred Douglas, remains one of literary history's great tragedies. However, Linda Stratmann's riveting biography of the Marquess paints a far more complex  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Trials, litigation, etc
Named Person: John Sholto Douglas Queensberry, Marquis of; John Sholto Douglas Queensberry, Marquis of; Oscar Wilde; Alfred Bruce Douglas; Alfred Bruce Douglas; John Sholto Douglas Queensberry, Marquis of; Oscar Wilde
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Stratmann
ISBN: 9780300173802 0300173806
OCLC Number: 813392788
Description: xviii, 316 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Linda Stratmann.

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