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Title:Constance: The Tragic and Scandalous Life of Mrs. Oscar Wilde
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Franny Moyle
Publisher:eBooks
ISBN:1848541627
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Category:Biography, Non fiction, History

Constance: The Tragic and Scandalous Life of Mrs. Oscar Wilde by Franny Moyle

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Constance: The Tragic and Scandalous Life of Mrs. Oscar Wilde i Tells the poignant story of Constance in the aftermath of Wilde s trials and imprisonment and of her brave attempts to keep in contact with him despite her suffering i i The Irish Times i .

In the spring of the life of Constance Wilde changed irrevocably Up until the conviction of her husband Oscar for homosexual crimes she 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 Mrs Oscar Wilde was a phenomenon in her own right .

But that spring 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 .

Franny Moyle now tells Constance s story with a fresh eye Drawing on numerous unpublished letters she brings to life the story of a woman at the heart of fin de si cle London and the Aesthetic movement In a compelling and moving tale of an unlikely couple caught up in a world unsure of its moral footing Moyle unveils the story of a woman who was the victim of one of the greatest betrayals of all time

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