The Real Trial Of Oscar Wilde by Merlin HollandThe Real Trial Of Oscar Wilde by Merlin Holland

The Real Trial Of Oscar Wilde

byMerlin Holland

Paperback | October 5, 2004

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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.

Merlin Holland is Oscar Wilde's only grandson. He has been researching Wilde's life for the last twenty years. He is the coeditor ofThe Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde.
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Title:The Real Trial Of Oscar WildeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.86 inPublished:October 5, 2004Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:000715805X

ISBN - 13:9780007158058

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