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

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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.
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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 134.6 x 203.2 x 30.5mm | 340.2g
  • FOURTH ESTATE LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 000715805X
  • 9780007158058
  • 101,461

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"Brilliant." -- Seattle Weekly "Sharp, unillusioned and free from family piety." -- Daily Telegraph (London) on The Wilde Album "Inordinately gripping." -- New York Times "Tantalizing." -- Los Angeles Times "Touching . sharp, unsentimental . an expectedly vivid portrait." -- London Times on The Wilde Album "Marvellous . a feast." -- The Independent on The Wilde Album Inordinately gripping. --New York Times Tantalizing. --Los Angeles Times Brilliant. --Seattle Weekly "The author has a wry lucid style that moves along briskly...an excellent little book."--Sunday Boston Globe on The Wilde Album "Inordinately gripping."--New York Times "Brilliant."--Seattle Weekly "Tantalizing."--Los Angeles Times "A fascinating document for anyone interested in the law or literature...as compelling as a Shakespearean tragedy."--Legal Times "A gripping and fascinating volume [that]...ranks with the Apology, Plato's account of the trial of Socrates."--Daily Telegraph (London) "An essential for aficionados...at times it is easy to forget that this is not one of Wilde's own playscripts."--The Observer "Invaluable for the Wilde enthusiast, the legal scholar, the champion of human rights, and the student of English literature."--Publishers Weekly "Touching ... sharp, unsentimental ... an expectedly vivid portrait."--London Times on The Wilde Album "Marvellous ... a feast."--The Independent on The Wilde Album "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 "Sharp, unillusioned and free from family piety."--Daily Telegraph (London) on The Wilde Album Brilliant. --Seattle Weekly" Tantalizing. --Los Angeles Times" Inordinately gripping. --New York Times" A fascinating document for anyone interested in the law or literature as compelling as a Shakespearean tragedy. --Legal Times" Invaluable for the Wilde enthusiast, the legal scholar, the champion of human rights, and the student of English literature. --Publishers Weekly" A gripping and fascinating volume [that]...ranks with the Apology, Plato s account of the trial of Socrates. --Daily Telegraph (London)" An essential for aficionados...at times it is easy to forget that this is not one of Wilde s own playscripts. --The Observer" The author has a wry lucid style that moves along briskly...an excellent little book. --Sunday Boston Globe on The Wilde Album" Sharp, unillusioned and free from family piety. --Daily Telegraph (London) on The Wilde Album" Marvellous a feast. --The Independent on The Wilde Album" Touching sharp, unsentimental an expectedly vivid portrait. --London Times on The Wilde Album" 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"
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