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The Marquess of Queensberry : Wilde's nemesis

Author: Linda Stratmann
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print 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 9780300205206 0300205201
OCLC Number: 813392788
Description: xviii, 316 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 Son and Heir 1 --
2 The Queensberry Inheritance 16 --
3 The Young Gentleman 27 --
4 Night on a Mountain 42 --
5 'He Thought He Loved' 52 --
6 The Game and Sporting Lord 67 --
7 Original Notions 81 --
8 Judged by his Peers 95 --
9 An Undercurrent of Eccentricity 107 --
10 Full of Woes 121 --
11 Four Sons and a Daughter 137 --
12 The Antipathy of Similars 149 --
13 A Serious Slight 161 --
14 Wounded Feelings 174 --
15 Catastrophe 189 --
16 A Family Divided 203 --
17 The Peer and the Poet 214 --
18 In the Dock 227 --
19 The Price of Victory 239 --
20 'Where Stars shall ever shed their light' 255.
Responsibility: Linda Stratmann.

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