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Constance: The Tragic and Scandalous Life of Mrs Oscar Wilde

Franny Moyle
Format
Book
Published
New York : Pegasus Books, 2012.
Edition
1st Pegasus Books cloth ed
Language
English
ISBN
9781605983813, 1605983810
Summary
Constance Wilde "... had held a privileged position in society. Part of a gilded couple, she was a popular children's author, a fashion icon, and a leading campaigner for women's rights. A founding member of the magical society The Golden Dawn, her pioneering and questioning spirit encouraged her to sample some of the more controversial aspects of her time .... But [in the spring of 1895] Constance's entire life was eclipsed by scandal. Forced to flee to the Continent with her two sons, her glittering literary and political career ended abruptly. She lived in exile until her death"--Front jkt. flap.
Contents
  • The sins of the parents...
  • Terribly bad taste
  • The sunflower and the lily
  • 'Bunthorne is to get his bride'
  • Violets in the refrigerator
  • Ardour and indifference
  • A literary couple
  • 'Not to kiss females'
  • Qui patitur vincit
  • My own darling mother
  • A dark bitter forest
  • Modern-day Martha
  • The strife of tongues
  • Madame Holland
  • Life is a terrible thing.
Description
vii, 374 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 354-357) and index.
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