Oscar's ghost : the battle over Oscar Wilde's legacy

Published 2017
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"The battle between Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas, the playwright's greatest love, and Robert Ross, Wilde's friend and literary executor, led to the revelation of sexual secrets and personal letters, blackmail, stalking, and no fewer than five lawsuits. It was a struggle that was not only to have serious consequences for the two participants, but which also affected how Oscar Wilde is remembered today. Each man tried to use the secrets from their former intimacy against the other. Oscar's Ghost is the first book to focus solely on this heated feud and to considered as fairly as possible the dramatic events and questionable actions of all parties involved" -- provided by publisher.

382 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Battle over Oscar Wilde's legacy
Includes bibliographical references (pages 330-373) and index.
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