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The secret life of Oscar Wilde

Author: Neil McKenna
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"[P]rovides explosive new evidence of the political machinations behind Wilde's trials for sodomy."--Cover.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil McKenna
ISBN: 0465044387 9780465044382
OCLC Number: 57434393
Notes: Originally published: London : Century, 2003.
Description: 539 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: May 1895 --
Wonder and remorse --
Tea and beauties --
A little in love --
Nothing but my genius --
Freedom from sordid care --
The marriage cure --
Against nature --
An ideal wife --
Playing with fire --
Mad and coloured loves --
Poets and lovers --
Æolian harps --
Spiritualised sodomy --
Shadow and song --
John and Dorian --
Scarlet threads --
Outlawed noblemen --
Apples of Sodom --
Wild and terrible music --
Strange green flowers --
Hyacinth and narcissus --
Gay, gilt and gracious --
Prophets and priests --
For love or money --
Feasting with panthers --
The madness of kisses --
Brazen candour --
A pugilist of unsound mind --
A schoolboy with wonderful eyes --
On a gilded barge --
The scarlet marquis --
The boys on the beach --
The arsenic flower --
Love's sacrifice --
Passionate fauns --
Hideous words --
Raking piccadilly --
Vexed and persecuted lovers --
Fighting with panthers --
So very ugly --
Kill the bugger! --
Oscar at bay --
The love that dares to speak its name --
A foul and dark latrine --
Bitter waters --
From the depths --
Comfort and despair --
Two outcast men --
A joy-song.
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"[P]rovides explosive new evidence of the political machinations behind Wilde's trials for sodomy."--Cover.

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