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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9780007156641: The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde: The First Uncensored Transcript of the Trial of Oscar Wilde Vs. John Douglas Marquess of Queensberry, 1895

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 time in more than a century hear Wilde at his most articulate and brilliant. The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde documents an alarmingly swift fall from grace; it is also a supremely moving testament to the right to live, work, and love as one's heart dictates.

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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"

About the Author:

Merlin Holland is Oscar Wilde's only grandson. He has been researching Wilde's life for the last twenty years. He is the coeditor of The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde.

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