Philip Hoare Wilde's Last Stand

ISBN 13: 9780715640821

Wilde's Last Stand

3.39 avg rating
( 102 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780715640821: Wilde's Last Stand
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

'A shocking tale of heroes and villains.' Sir Ian McKellen

In 1918, the Imperialist newspaper made a startling claim. The German Secret Service had the names of 47,000 members of the British establishment who were sexual deviants and Britain was losing the war because Germany was blackmailing them. In the sensational libel trial that followed, the main target was Maud Allan, the Salome dancer with high society connections and a dark secret. Meanwhile, Oscar Wilde's closest friends were drawn into the affair in a bitter battle for his reputation. It was the greatest scandal of the early twentieth century.

This is a story of judges and prejudice, of aesthetes and admirals, of MPs and dancing girls, of sex and conspiracy; ingredients for a modern tabloid, yet in a decade that still seems a Victorian legacy. Philip Hoare has produced a revolutionary new portrait of British society, as nineteenth century morality and Edwardian opulence met the modern age.

Wilde's Last Stand tells of transvestites in the trenches, of drug clubs in London, and of the man who sought to be Britain's first fascist leader. Both revealing and chilling, this is a vital story about the birth of a troubled century.

Philip Hoare is an acclaimed author whose works include biographies of Stephen Tennant and Noël Coward as well as Spike Island and England's Lost Eden. His book, Leviathan: or, The Whale won the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction.

'Documented with dazzling brilliance.' The Sunday Times

'A valuable addition to the alternative history of our century.' Peter Parker, Observer

'A thrashing good read.' Independent on Sunday

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

'A shocking tale of heroes and villains.' Sir Ian McKellen

'Documented with dazzling brilliance.' The Sunday Times

'A valuable addition to the alternative history of our century.' Peter Parker, Observer

'A thrashing good read.' --Independent on Sunday

'A shocking tale of heroes and villains. Illuminating and upsetting in equal measure.' --Sir Ian McKellen

'A thrashing good read' Independent on Sunday 'Hoare's lively book [is] a valuable addition to the alternative history of our century.' --Peter Parker, Observer

About the Author:

Philip Hoare is a journalist and writer. His is the author of Leviathan (winner of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize) and The Sayings of Noel Coward

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780715627372: Wilde's Last Stand

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 0715627376 ISBN 13: 9780715627372
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, 1997
Hardcover

9780715628287: Wilde's Last Stand

Duckworth, 1998
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Philip Hoare
Published by Duckworth Overlook (2011)
ISBN 10: 0715640828 ISBN 13: 9780715640821
New Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Postscript Books
(NEWTON ABBOT, DEVON, United Kingdom)

Book Description Duckworth Overlook, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. In January 1918 the Imperialist newspaper made the startling claim that Britain was losing the war because the German secret service was blackmailing 47,000 ?sexual deviants? in the British establishment. This account reveals how the ensuing libel trial drew Oscar Wilde?s friends into a posthumous battle for his reputation, and illuminates a twilight world of MPs and dancing girls, drug clubs in London and transvestites in the trenches. Seller Inventory # 503212

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
3.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Philip Hoare
Published by Prelude, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 0715640828 ISBN 13: 9780715640821
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Prelude, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. 'A shocking tale of heroes and villains.' Sir Ian McKellenIn 1918, the Imperialist newspaper made a startling claim. The German Secret Service had the names of 47,000 members of the British establishment who were sexual deviants and Britain was losing the war because Germany was blackmailing them. In the sensational libel trial that followed, the main target was Maud Allan, the Salome dancer with high society connections and a dark secret. Meanwhile, Oscar Wilde's closest friends were drawn into the affair in a bitter battle for his reputation. It was the greatest scandal of the early twentieth century.This is a story of judges and prejudice, of aesthetes and admirals, of MPs and dancing girls, of sex and conspiracy; ingredients for a modern tabloid, yet in a decade that still seems a Victorian legacy. Philip Hoare has produced a revolutionary new portrait of British society, as nineteenth century morality and Edwardian opulence met the modern age.Wilde's Last Stand tells of transvestites in the trenches, of drug clubs in London, and of the man who sought to be Britain's first fascist leader. Both revealing and chilling, this is a vital story about the birth of a troubled century.Philip Hoare is an acclaimed author whose works include biographies of Stephen Tennant and Noel Coward, Spike Island and England's Lost Eden. His book, Leviathan: or, The Whale won the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction.'Documented with dazzling brilliance.' The Sunday Times'A valuable addition to the alternative history of our century.' Peter Parker, Observer'A thrashing good read.' Independent on Sunday. Seller Inventory # AA79780715640821

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
8.55
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Philip Hoare
Published by Prelude, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 0715640828 ISBN 13: 9780715640821
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Prelude, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. 'A shocking tale of heroes and villains.' Sir Ian McKellenIn 1918, the Imperialist newspaper made a startling claim. The German Secret Service had the names of 47,000 members of the British establishment who were sexual deviants and Britain was losing the war because Germany was blackmailing them. In the sensational libel trial that followed, the main target was Maud Allan, the Salome dancer with high society connections and a dark secret. Meanwhile, Oscar Wilde's closest friends were drawn into the affair in a bitter battle for his reputation. It was the greatest scandal of the early twentieth century.This is a story of judges and prejudice, of aesthetes and admirals, of MPs and dancing girls, of sex and conspiracy; ingredients for a modern tabloid, yet in a decade that still seems a Victorian legacy. Philip Hoare has produced a revolutionary new portrait of British society, as nineteenth century morality and Edwardian opulence met the modern age.Wilde's Last Stand tells of transvestites in the trenches, of drug clubs in London, and of the man who sought to be Britain's first fascist leader. Both revealing and chilling, this is a vital story about the birth of a troubled century.Philip Hoare is an acclaimed author whose works include biographies of Stephen Tennant and Noel Coward, Spike Island and England's Lost Eden. His book, Leviathan: or, The Whale won the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction.'Documented with dazzling brilliance.' The Sunday Times'A valuable addition to the alternative history of our century.' Peter Parker, Observer'A thrashing good read.' Independent on Sunday. Seller Inventory # AA79780715640821

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
8.83
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

Philip Hoare
Published by Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd (2011)
ISBN 10: 0715640828 ISBN 13: 9780715640821
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
WYEMART LIMITED
(HEREFORD, United Kingdom)

Book Description Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. All items inspected and guaranteed. All Orders Dispatched from the UK within one working day. Established business with excellent service record. Seller Inventory # mon0000188573

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
5.98
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Hoare, Philip
Published by Gerald Duckworth & Company (2011)
ISBN 10: 0715640828 ISBN 13: 9780715640821
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5

Book Description Gerald Duckworth & Company, 2011. Condition: New. In 1918, the "Vigilante" newspaper claimed that the German Secret Service held a book containing the names of 47,000 British establishment members who were sexual perverts. It was claimed Britain was losing the war because the Germans were blackmailing these figures. This title narrates the history of this bizarre scandal. Num Pages: 256 pages, Illustrations, facsims., ports. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 3JJF; HBJD1; HBTB; JFSK; JHBK5. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 129 x 20. Weight in Grams: 230. Scandal, Decadence and Conspiracy During the Great War. 256 pages, Illustrations, facsims., ports. In 1918, the "Vigilante" newspaper claimed that the German Secret Service held a book containing the names of 47,000 British establishment members who were sexual perverts. It was claimed Britain was losing the war because the Germans were blackmailing these figures. This title narrates the history of this bizarre scandal. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: 1DBK; 3JJF; HBJD1; HBTB; JFSK; JHBK5. Dimension: 196 x 129 x 20. Weight: 230. . 2011. Paperback. . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9780715640821

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
12.54
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

Hoare, Philip
Published by Gerald Duckworth & Company
ISBN 10: 0715640828 ISBN 13: 9780715640821
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Gerald Duckworth & Company. Condition: New. In 1918, the "Vigilante" newspaper claimed that the German Secret Service held a book containing the names of 47,000 British establishment members who were sexual perverts. It was claimed Britain was losing the war because the Germans were blackmailing these figures. This title narrates the history of this bizarre scandal. Num Pages: 256 pages, Illustrations, facsims., ports. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 3JJF; HBJD1; HBTB; JFSK; JHBK5. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 129 x 20. Weight in Grams: 230. Scandal, Decadence and Conspiracy During the Great War. 256 pages, Illustrations, facsims., ports. In 1918, the "Vigilante" newspaper claimed that the German Secret Service held a book containing the names of 47,000 British establishment members who were sexual perverts. It was claimed Britain was losing the war because the Germans were blackmailing these figures. This title narrates the history of this bizarre scandal. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: 1DBK; 3JJF; HBJD1; HBTB; JFSK; JHBK5. Dimension: 196 x 129 x 20. Weight: 230. . 2011. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # V9780715640821

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
12.91
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

7.

Philip Hoare
Published by Prelude Books 2011-05-27, London (2011)
ISBN 10: 0715640828 ISBN 13: 9780715640821
New paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description Prelude Books 2011-05-27, London, 2011. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780715640821

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
8.34
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

8.

Philip Hoare
Published by Prelude
ISBN 10: 0715640828 ISBN 13: 9780715640821
New Paperback / softback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)

Book Description Prelude. Paperback / softback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780715640821

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.07
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

9.

HOARE, PHILIP
Published by Duckworth (2011)
ISBN 10: 0715640828 ISBN 13: 9780715640821
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)

Book Description Duckworth, 2011. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 7.68x5.12x0.67 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0715640828

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.70
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 7.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds