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    DescriptionA riveting new play -- a critically acclaimed Off Broadway hit -- that enacts Oscar Wide's tragic downfall with tremendous feeling and startling theatricality, A Vintage Original.Like Mamet's Oleanna, the play everyone was talking about a few years ago, Gross Indecency has sparked widespread discussion. It has tapped into reawakened interest in Wilde, who is also the subject of two forthcoming movies.This multi-layered, complex work takes us beyond what we thought we knew about Wilde; it will be taught and will backlist forever."A dazzling coup de theatre, at once compelling history and chilling human drama". -- Time"Thrilling ... unforgettable, maybe even life-changing ... deftly tells the story of the downfall of a great artist with the inevitability and much of the monumentality of a Greek tragedy". -- USA Today


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    Title
    Gross Indecency
    Subtitle
    The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Moises Kaufman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 143
    Width: 119 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375702327
    ISBN 10: 0375702326
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DD, DSBH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DSG
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Libri: ENGL3090
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 91
    DC22: 812
    DC21: 812
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 54
    Abridged Dewey: 812
    Libri: AMER3790
    B&T Approval Code: T25300000
    BISAC V2.8: DRA003000
    LC classification: PR9333.9.K38 G76 1998
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PR9333.9.K
    BISAC V2.8: DRA001000
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    01 May 1998
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Back cover copy
    In April 1895 Oscar Wilde brought a libel suit against the Marquess of Queensberry, the father of his youthful lover, who had publicly maligned him as a sodomite. In doing so, England's reigning man of letters set in motion a series of events that would culminate in his ruin and imprisonment. For within a year the bewildered Wilde himself was on trial for acts of "gross indecency" and - implicity - for a vision of art that outraged Victorian propriety. In this work of the theater - a smash hit Off Broadway - Moises Kaufman turns the trials of Oscar Wilde into a riveting human and intellectual drama. Expertly interweaving courtroom testimony with excerpts from Wilde's writings and the words of his contemporaries, Gross Indecency unveils its subject in all his genius and human frailty, his age in all its complacency and repression.