The Marquess of Queensberry: Wilde's Nemesis

The Marquess of Queensberry: Wilde's Nemesis

by Linda Stratmann

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The Marquess of Queensberry: Wilde's Nemesis by Linda Stratmann

The Marquess of Queensberry is as famous for his role in the downfall of one of our greatest literary geniuses as he was for helping establish the rules for modern-day boxing. The trial and two-year imprisonment of Oscar Wilde, lover of Queensberry’s son, Lord Alfred Douglas, remains one of literary history’s great tragedies. However, Linda Stratmann's riveting biography of the Marquess paints a far more complex picture by drawing on new sources and unpublished letters. Throughout his life, Queensberry was emotionally damaged by a series of tragedies, and the events of the Wilde affair—told for the first time from the Marquess’s perspective—were directly linked to Queensberry’s personal crises. Through the retelling of pivotal events from Queensberry’s life—the death of his brother on the Matterhorn and his fruitless search for the body; the suicides of his father, brother, and eldest son—the book reveals a well-meaning man often stricken with a grief he found hard to express, who deserves our compassion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300205206
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 09/30/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Linda Stratmann is the author of eleven books. She lives in London.

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