The Trials of Oscar Wilde: Deviance, Morality, and Late-Victorian Society - Deviance, Morality, and Late-Victorian Society - Michael S. Foldy (1997)
ISBN 9780300071122
Genre LGBT Studies, General Works
Subject Authors, Irish - Biography; Gay men - Biography; Homosexuality and literature - History; Literature and society - History; Trials (Libel) - History; Trials (Sodomy) - History
Publisher Yale University Press
Publication Date 10/20/1997
Format Hardcover (243 x 165 mm)
Language eng
Plot
Following Oscar Wilde's 1895 trials for committing "acts of gross indecency with men," he lost his freedom, his family, his reputation, his will to create, and even his will to live. This book sets out to examine what it was about late-Victorian society that allowed this to happen, indeed needed it to happen, and what the trials tell us about the taste and morals of late-Victorian England.
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Collection Status In Collection
Index 369
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Product Details
LoC Classification PR5823.F65 1997
Dewey 828/.809
Cover Price $56.00
No. of Pages 224