Oscar Wilde's Last Stand: Decadence, Conspiracy, and the Most Outrageous Trial of the Century

By: Hoare, Philip

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First American edition. A nice copy. Near fine. 1998 Trade Paperback. vi, 250 pp. The first production of Oscar Wilde's Salome in 1918 touched off a firestorm in London when the play's lead, exotic dancer Maud Allan, was denounced as belonging to the Cult of the Clitoris -- a feminine variation on the Cult of Wilde, the mark of degeneracy and perversion. The ensuing libel trial, brought to life in this authoritative, spellbinding book, raised the specters of hysteria, homophobia, and paranoia that, like Wilde himself, have haunted our century.KEYWORDS: PHILIP HOARE OSCAR WILDE LITERATURE LITERARY CRITICISM BIOGRAPHY SALOME PLAYS TRIAL TRIALS BRITISH BRITAIN ENGLAND ENGLISH HISTORY LAW LEGAL

Title: Oscar Wilde's Last Stand: Decadence, Conspiracy, and the Most Outrageous Trial of the Century

Author: Hoare, Philip

Categories: British & Irish, Law & Legal Reform, British, Plays, Literary & Intellectual,

Edition: First American Edition

Publisher: Arcade: 1998

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2207855