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Constance: The Tragic and Scandalous Life of Mrs. Oscar Wilde

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In the spring of 1895 the life of Constance Wilde changed irrevocably.

Up until the conviction of her husband Oscar for homosexual crimes, she had held a privileged place in society. Part of a gilded couple, she was a popular children’s author, a fashion icon, and a leading campaigner for women’s rights. Mrs. Oscar Wilde was a phenomenon in her own right. But that spring Constance’s entire life was eclipsed by scandal.

Forced to flee to the Continent with her two sons, her glittering literary and political career ended abruptly. Changing her name, she lived in exile until her death. Franny Moyle now tells Constance’s story with a fresh eye and remarkable new material. Drawing on numerous unpublished letters, she brings to life the most poignant narrative of fin-de-siecle London and the Aesthetic Movement.

Synopsis:

The most poignant narrative of fin-de-siecle London: the story of Constance and Oscar Wilde's glittering life and tragic downfall.

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Franny Moyle

Product Details

ISBN:
9781605985206
Author:
Moyle, Franny
Publisher:
Pegasus Books
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
Women
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 pages of BandW photographs
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
20.96 x 13.97 mm

Related Subjects

Biography » Gay and Lesbian
Biography » Historical
Biography » Literary
Biography » Women
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Gay and Lesbian » History and Social Science » History and Biographies

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