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Trials of Oscar Wilde Deviance, Morality, and Late-Victorian Society

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ISBN-10: 0300071124

ISBN-13: 9780300071122

Edition: 1997

Authors: Michael S. Foldy

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Following Oscar Wilde's trials for committing "acts of gross indecency with men", he lost his family, his freedom and his will to live. This book sets out to examine how Victorian society could allow, or indeed, need this to happen.
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Book details

List price: $56.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 10/20/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

The Queensberry Libel Trial
Wilde's Criminal Trials
The Reception of the Trials in the Press
The Cultural Climate of the Trials: Heterosexism and Homophobia as Historical Constructs
The Pathology of Pleasure and the Eschatology of Immanence: Theorizing Wilde's Identity and Desire
"Social Purity" and Social Pollution: Wilde and the National Health