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Oscar Wilde : the unrepentant years

Author: Nicholas Frankel
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nicholas Frankel presents a revisionary account of Oscar Wilde's final years, spent in poverty and exile in Europe following his release from an English prison for the crime of gross indecency between men. Despite repeated setbacks and open hostility, Wilde--unapologetic and even defiant--attempted to rebuild himself as a man, and a man of letters.--
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Frankel
ISBN: 9780674737945 0674737946
OCLC Number: 981979727
Description: 374 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Part one. The prison years, 1895-1897. Fettered and chained --
From the depths --
Part two. Oscar Wilde in exile, 1897-1900. Release --
The pursuit of love --
The Ballad of Reading Gaol --
The seduction of Paris --
A confraternity of the damned --
The solace of spectatorship --
Decline and death --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Nicholas Frankel.

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This is the work of a profoundly knowledgeable scholar who has mined his sources carefully and sensitively in order to provide the most detailed insights yet into Wilde's experiences in prison, the Read more...

 
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