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Constance

The Tragic and Scandalous Life of Mrs Oscar Wilde
Moyle, Franny (Book - 2012)
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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.
Authors: Moyle, Franny
Title: Constance
the tragic and scandalous life of Mrs Oscar Wilde
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2012, ©2011.
Edition: 1st Pegasus Books cloth ed.
Characteristics: vii, 374 pages, [16] pages of plates :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
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.
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.
Local Note: 6 15 29 53 118 210 211 226 262
ISBN: 1605985201
9781605985206
1605983810
9781605983813
Statement of Responsibility: Franny Moyle
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 354-357) and index.
Subject Headings: Great Britain Moral conditions History 19th century. Great Britain Intellectual life 19th century. Authors' spouses Great Britain Biography. Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 Marriage. Wilde, Constance, 1858-1898 Marriage. Wilde, Constance, 1858-1898.
Topical Term: Authors' spouses
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