The Trials of Oscar Wilde: Deviance, Morality and Late-Victorian Society (Hardback)

by Michael S. Foldy

Format: Hardback 224 pages

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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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Published
03/09/1997

Publisher
Yale University Press

ISBN
9780300071122


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