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Book Description Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Neil McKenna argues that our view of Oscar Wilde, even after Ellman s magisterial biography of the great author and playwright, is determined by Victorian sentimentality. In his own much more modern version of Wilde s story, McKenna portrays the literary genius as being not only extremely promiscuous but also a sort of campaigner for sexual freedom. He reveals, for example, that Wilde s relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas, which provided the inspiration for the classic novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, was not an idealistic doting on a beautiful boy, but that Lord Douglas was the more dominant and experienced of the pair, who used to go out hunting together for young boys. Wilde s last days in Paris were not, McKenna shows, miserable and defeated; Paris was for him an idyllic, sensual and intellectual playground free from the narrowness of London. A groundbreaking book on Victorian sexuality, this unique biography reassesses the stereotypical views of Oscar Wilde and thoroughly embraces his sexuality, as Wilde did himself. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099415459

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Book Description Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Neil McKenna argues that our view of Oscar Wilde, even after Ellman s magisterial biography of the great author and playwright, is determined by Victorian sentimentality. In his own much more modern version of Wilde s story, McKenna portrays the literary genius as being not only extremely promiscuous but also a sort of campaigner for sexual freedom. He reveals, for example, that Wilde s relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas, which provided the inspiration for the classic novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, was not an idealistic doting on a beautiful boy, but that Lord Douglas was the more dominant and experienced of the pair, who used to go out hunting together for young boys. Wilde s last days in Paris were not, McKenna shows, miserable and defeated; Paris was for him an idyllic, sensual and intellectual playground free from the narrowness of London. A groundbreaking book on Victorian sexuality, this unique biography reassesses the stereotypical views of Oscar Wilde and thoroughly embraces his sexuality, as Wilde did himself. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099415459

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Book Description Arrow, 2004. Book Condition: New. 2004. New Ed. Paperback. McKenna argues that our view of Oscar Wilde is determined by Victorian sentimentality. He reveals his relationship with Lord Douglas, and tells of Wilde's last days in Paris. The biography is based on the author's discovery of new source material. Num Pages: 736 pages, Illustrations, facsims., ports. BIC Classification: 2AB; BG; DSBF; DSK. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 131 x 42. Weight in Grams: 560. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780099415459

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Book Description Cornerstone. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde, Neil McKenna, Neil McKenna argues that our view of Oscar Wilde, even after Ellman's magisterial biography of the great author and playwright, is determined by Victorian sentimentality. In his own much more modern version of Wilde's story, McKenna portrays the literary genius as being not only extremely promiscuous but also a sort of campaigner for sexual freedom. He reveals, for example, that Wilde's relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas, which provided the inspiration for the classic novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, was not an idealistic doting on a beautiful boy, but that Lord Douglas was the more dominant and experienced of the pair, who used to go out hunting together for young boys. Wilde's last days in Paris were not, McKenna shows, miserable and defeated; Paris was for him an idyllic, sensual and intellectual playground free from the narrowness of London. A groundbreaking book on Victorian sexuality, this unique biography reassesses the stereotypical views of Oscar Wilde and thoroughly embraces his sexuality, as Wilde did himself. Bookseller Inventory # B9780099415459

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Book Description 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 129mm x 198mm x 38mm. Paperback. Neil McKenna argues that our view of Oscar Wilde, even after Ellman's magisterial volume, is determined by Victorian sentimentality. In his own much more modern version of Wilde's story, h.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 736 pages. 0.561. Bookseller Inventory # 9780099415459

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Book Description Arrow. Book Condition: New. 2004. New Ed. Paperback. McKenna argues that our view of Oscar Wilde is determined by Victorian sentimentality. He reveals his relationship with Lord Douglas, and tells of Wilde's last days in Paris. The biography is based on the author's discovery of new source material. Num Pages: 736 pages, Illustrations, facsims., ports. BIC Classification: 2AB; BG; DSBF; DSK. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 131 x 42. Weight in Grams: 560. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780099415459

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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; Neil McKenna argues that our view of Oscar Wilde, even after Ellman's magisterial biography of the great author and playwright, is determined by Victorian sentimentality. In his own much more modern version of Wilde's story, McKenna portrays the literary genius as being not only extremely promiscuo. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780099415459_rkm

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