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Robbie Ross : Oscar Wilde's devoted friend

Author: Jonathan Fryer
Publisher: New York, NY : Carroll & Graf, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Carroll & Graf edView all editions and formats
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"Robbie Ross is best known as the young man who first seduced Oscar Wilde and at the end acted as Wilde's devoted and able literary executor. He achieved something his lover appeared incapable of - maintaining a firm position within the establishment while living an openly homosexual life, at a time when that was all too often a recipe for disgrace or prison. This portrait of a chameleon figure - at once radical and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Robert Baldwin Ross; Oscar Wilde; Robert Baldwin Ross; Oscar Wilde
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Fryer
ISBN: 078670781X 9780786707812
OCLC Number: 45502306
Notes: Originally published: London : Constable, 2000.
Description: ix, 278 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Jonathan Fryer.

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"Robbie Ross is best known as the young man who first seduced Oscar Wilde and at the end acted as Wilde's devoted and able literary executor. He achieved something his lover appeared incapable of - maintaining a firm position within the establishment while living an openly homosexual life, at a time when that was all too often a recipe for disgrace or prison. This portrait of a chameleon figure - at once radical and conservative - gives a vivid picture of life in London at the turn of the nineteenth century."--Jacket.

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