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The Marquess of Queensberry: Wilde's Nemesis

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The Marquess of Queensberry is as famous for his role in the downfall of one of our greatest literary geniuses as he was for helping establish the rules for modern-day boxing. The trial and two-year imprisonment of Oscar Wilde, lover of Queensberryand#8217;s son, Lord Alfred Douglas, remains one of literary historyand#8217;s great tragedies. However, Linda Stratmann's riveting biography of the Marquess paints a far more complex picture by drawing on new sources and unpublished letters. Throughout his life, Queensberry was emotionally damaged by a series of tragedies, and the events of the Wilde affairand#8212;told for the first time from the Marquessand#8217;s perspectiveand#8212;were directly linked to Queensberryand#8217;s personal crises. Through the retelling of pivotal events from Queensberryand#8217;s lifeand#8212;the death of his brother on the Matterhorn and his fruitless search for the body; the suicides of his father, brother, and eldest sonand#8212;the book reveals a well-meaning man often stricken with a grief he found hard to express, who deserves our compassion.

Synopsis:

The Marquess of Queensberry is as famous for his role in the downfall of one of our greatest literary geniuses as he was for helping establish the rules for modern-day boxing. Linda Stratmannand#8217;s biography paints a riveting, complex picture of this man.

About the Author

Linda Stratmann is the author of eleven books, including Chloroform: The Quest for Oblivion, Notorious Blasted Rascal, and Greater London Murders. She lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300173802
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
Historical
Author:
Stratmann, Linda
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 pp. b/w illus.
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

Related Subjects

» Biography » General
» Biography » Historical
» History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
» History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
» History and Social Science » World History » England » General
» History and Social Science » World History » General

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The Marquess of Queensberry is as famous for his role in the downfall of one of our greatest literary geniuses as he was for helping establish the rules for modern-day boxing. Linda Stratmannand#8217;s biography paints a riveting, complex picture of this man.
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