The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde
27%
off

The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde : The First Uncensored Transcript of the Trial of Oscar Wilde Vs. John Douglas (Marquess of Queensberry), 1895

4.03 (210 ratings by Goodreads)
Introduction by 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

Oscar Wilde had one of literary history's mostexplosive love affairs with Lord Alfred "Bosie"Douglas. In 1895, Bosie's father, the Marquessof Queensberry, delivered a note to the Albemarle Clubaddressed to "Oscar Wilde posing as sodomite." WithBosie's encouragement, Wilde sued the Marquess forlibel. He not only lost but he was tried twice for "grossindecency" and sent to prison with two years' hard labor.With this publication of the uncensored trial transcripts, readers can for the first time in more than a century hearWilde at his most articulate and brilliant. The Real Trialof Oscar Wilde documents an alarmingly swift fall fromgrace; it is also a supremely moving testament to the rightto live, work, and love as one's heart dictates.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 134.6 x 203.2 x 30.5mm | 340.2g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • FOURTH ESTATE LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 000715805X
  • 9780007158058
  • 233,408

Review quote

This narrative remind[s] us what an extraordinary man his grandfather was and how much he influenced the 20th century. --New York Times Book Review on The Wilde Album"show more

Rating details

210 ratings
4.03 out of 5 stars
5 32% (68)
4 42% (89)
3 22% (47)
2 2% (5)
1 0% (1)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X