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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 18 June 2013
  • ISBN : 9780300173802
  • Page : 316 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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DIVThe Marquess of Queensberry is as famous for his role in the downfall of one of our greatest literary geniuses as he was for helping establish the rules for modern-day boxing. Linda Stratmann’s biography paints a riveting, complex picture of this man./div

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The Marquess of Queensberry

The Marquess of Queensberry
  • Author : Linda Stratmann
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-06-18
  • ISBN : 9780300173802
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DIVThe Marquess of Queensberry is as famous for his role in the downfall of one of our greatest literary geniuses as he was for helping establish the rules for modern-day boxing. Linda Stratmann’s biography paints a riveting, complex picture of this man./div

Oscar Wilde and Myself

Oscar Wilde and Myself
  • Author : Alfred Bruce Douglas
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1914
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101005362387
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Bosie

Bosie
  • Author : Murray Douglas
  • Publisher : Miramax Books
  • Release Date : 2002-06-19
  • ISBN : 0786887702
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Lord Alfred Douglas, or 'Bosie' as he was known , is destined to be remembered as the lover of Oscar Wilde. Dissolute, well-born and beautiful as a young man, his role in the events that led to Oscar Wilde's trial and imprisonment determined the strange celebrity which haunted him until his death. Biographies of Wilde generally give only a cursory account of what happened to Douglas after Wilde's death, but Bosie recounts the full and absorbing story of his complex life.

Gross Indecency

Gross Indecency
  • Author : Moisés Kaufman
  • Publisher : Dramatists Play Service Inc
  • Release Date : 1999
  • ISBN : 0822216493
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THE STORY: In early 1895, the Marquess of Queensberry, the father of Wilde's young lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, left a card at Wilde's club bearing the phrase posing somdomite. Wilde sued the Marquess for criminal libel. The defense denounced Wild

The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde

The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde
  • Author : Merlin Holland
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2004-10-05
  • ISBN : 9780007158058
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Oscar Wilde had one of literary history's most explosive love affairs with Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas. In 1895, Bosie's father, the Marquess of Queensberry, delivered a note to the Albemarle Club addressed to "Oscar Wilde posing as sodomite." With Bosie's encouragement, Wilde sued the Marquess for libel. He not only lost but he was tried twice for "gross indecency" and sent to prison with two years' hard labor. With this publication of the uncensored trial transcripts, readers can for the first

Irish Peacock & Scarlet Marquess

Irish Peacock & Scarlet Marquess
  • Author : Merlin Holland
  • Publisher : Fourth Estate (GB)
  • Release Date : 2003
  • ISBN : UOM:39015056839569
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One of the most famous love affairs in literary history is that of Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Bosie Douglas. As a direct consequence of this relationship, Wilde underwent three trials in 1895. In this text, Merlin Holland presents the original transcript of the Wilde versus Queensberry trial.

Strong Boy

Strong Boy
  • Author : Christopher Klein
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2013-11-05
  • ISBN : 9781493001989
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“I can lick any son-of-a-bitch in the world.” So boasted John L. Sullivan, the first modern heavyweight boxing champion of the world, a man who was the gold standard of American sport for more than a decade, and the first athlete to earn more than a million dollars. He had a big ego, big mouth, and bigger appetites. His womanizing, drunken escapades, and chronic police-blotter presence were godsends to a burgeoning newspaper industry. The larger-than-life boxer embodied the American Dream

The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde

The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde
  • Author : Neil McKenna
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-02-28
  • ISBN : 9781446456828
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‘I have put my genius into my life but only my talent into my work’. So said Oscar Wilde of his remarkable life – a life more complex, more erotic, more troubled and more triumphant than any of his contemporaries ever knew or suspected. Neil McKenna’s The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde charts fully for the first time Oscar’s astonishing erotic odyssey through Victorian London’s sexual underworld. Oscar Wilde emerges as a man driven personally and creatively by

The Return Of A. J. Raffles

The Return Of A. J. Raffles
  • Author : Graham Greene
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-05-31
  • ISBN : 9781446475997
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This play produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company has as its chief characters A. J. Raffles, the literary creation some seventy odd years ago of E. W. Hornung. The cool daring of the impeccable Amateur Cracksman, always torn between the rival claims of burglary and cricket, ensured his popularity in Edwardian England. Evading the dogged pursuit of Inspector Mackenzie of Scotland Yard, Hornung's character eventually met a hero's death in South Africa in the Boer War. Graham Greene's The Return

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde
  • Author : Matthew Sturgis
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2021-10-12
  • ISBN : 9780525656371
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The fullest, most textural, most accurate—most human—account of Oscar Wilde's unique and dazzling life—based on extensive new research and newly discovered materials, from Wilde's personal letters and transcripts of his first trial to newly uncovered papers of his early romantic (and dangerous) escapades and the two-year prison term that shattered his soul and his life. "Simply the best modern biography of Wilde." —Evening Standard Drawing on material that has come to light in the past thirty years,

The Marquess of Queensberry

The Marquess of Queensberry
  • Author : Linda Stratmann
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04-15
  • ISBN : 9780300194838
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DIVThe Marquess of Queensberry is as famous for his role in the downfall of one of our greatest literary geniuses as he was for helping establish the rules for modern-day boxing. The trial and two-year imprisonment of Oscar Wilde, lover of Queensberry’s son, Lord Alfred Douglas, remains one of literary history’s great tragedies. However, Linda Stratmann's riveting biography of the Marquess paints a far more complex picture by drawing on new sources and unpublished letters. Throughout his life,

The Judas Kiss

The Judas Kiss
  • Author : David Hare
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2012-10-04
  • ISBN : 9780571297559
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Oscar Wilde's philosophy leads him on a path to destruction. The Judas Kiss describes two pivotal moments: the day Wilde decides to stay in England and face imprisonment, and the night when the lover for whom he risked everything betrays him. With a burning sense of outrage, David Hare presents the consequences of an uncompromisingly moral position in a world defined by fear and conformity. Originally produced in the West End and on Broadway, this new edition coincides with a 2012

The Mad Bad Line

The Mad Bad Line
  • Author : Brian Roberts
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-10-19
  • ISBN : 1786080176
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'You had yourself often told me, ' Oscar Wilde wrote to Lord Alfred Douglas, 'how many of your race there had been who had stained their hands in their own blood; your uncle certainly, your grandfather possibly; many others in the mad, bad line from which you come.' Wilde's tragic involvement with Lord Alfred Douglas's family led him to believe anything he was told about the 'mad, bad line.' The truth was even stranger than he imagined. That

The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde

The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde
  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1956
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105044953110
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De Profundis

De Profundis
  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Les Prairies Numeriques
  • Release Date : 2020-10-28
  • ISBN : 2382748141
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De Profundis is a letter written by Oscar Wilde during his imprisonment in Reading Gaol, to "Bosie" (Lord Alfred Douglas).In its first half Wilde recounts their previous relationship and extravagant lifestyle which eventually led to Wilde's conviction and imprisonment for gross indecency. He indicts both Lord Alfred's vanity and his own weakness in acceding to those wishes. In the second half, Wilde charts his spiritual development in prison and identification with Jesus Christ, whom he characterises as a romantic,