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The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde: The First Uncensored Transcript of the Trial of Oscar Wilde Vs. John Douglas Marquess of Queensberry, 1895 Hardcover – 1 Nov 2003

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 340 pages
  • Publisher: Fourth Estate; 1 edition (Nov. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007156642
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007156641
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 3.1 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,233,336 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Brilliant." -- Seattle Weekly

"Sharp, unillusioned and free from family piety." -- Daily Telegraph (London) on The Wilde Album

"Inordinately gripping." -- New York Times

"Tantalizing." -- Los Angeles Times

"Touching . sharp, unsentimental . an expectedly vivid portrait." -- London Times on The Wilde Album

"Marvellous . a feast." -- The Independent on The Wilde Album

Inordinately gripping. --New York Times

Tantalizing. --Los Angeles Times

Brilliant. --Seattle Weekly

"The author has a wry lucid style that moves along briskly...an excellent little book."--Sunday Boston Globe on The Wilde Album

"Inordinately gripping."--New York Times

"Brilliant."--Seattle Weekly

"Tantalizing."--Los Angeles Times

"A fascinating document for anyone interested in the law or literature...as compelling as a Shakespearean tragedy."--Legal Times

"A gripping and fascinating volume [that]...ranks with the Apology, Plato's account of the trial of Socrates."--Daily Telegraph (London)

"An essential for aficionados...at times it is easy to forget that this is not one of Wilde's own playscripts."--The Observer

"Invaluable for the Wilde enthusiast, the legal scholar, the champion of human rights, and the student of English literature."--Publishers Weekly

"Touching ... sharp, unsentimental ... an expectedly vivid portrait."--London Times on The Wilde Album

"Marvellous ... a feast."--The Independent on The Wilde Album

"This narrative remind[s] us what an extraordinary man his grandfather was--and how much he influenced the 20th century."--New York Times Book Review on The Wilde Album

"Sharp, unillusioned and free from family piety."--Daily Telegraph (London) on The Wilde Album

Brilliant. --Seattle Weekly"

Tantalizing. --Los Angeles Times"

Inordinately gripping. --New York Times"

A fascinating document for anyone interested in the law or literature as compelling as a Shakespearean tragedy. --Legal Times"

Invaluable for the Wilde enthusiast, the legal scholar, the champion of human rights, and the student of English literature. --Publishers Weekly"

A gripping and fascinating volume [that]...ranks with the Apology, Plato s account of the trial of Socrates. --Daily Telegraph (London)"

An essential for aficionados...at times it is easy to forget that this is not one of Wilde s own playscripts. --The Observer"

This narrative remind[s] us what an extraordinary man his grandfather wasand how much he influenced the 20th century. --New York Times Book Review on The Wilde Album"

The author has a wry lucid style that moves along briskly...an excellent little book. --Sunday Boston Globe on The Wilde Album"

Sharp, unillusioned and free from family piety. --Daily Telegraph (London) on The Wilde Album"

Marvellous a feast. --The Independent on The Wilde Album"

Touching sharp, unsentimental an expectedly vivid portrait. --London Times on The Wilde Album" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Merlin Holland is Oscar Wilde's only grandson. He has been researching Wilde's life for the last twenty years. He is the coeditor of "The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde".

About the Editor:
John Mortimer is author of Rumpole of the Bailey, the Leslie Titmuss books, Voyage Round My Father, and other volumes.
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It shows the dark days of our society when people were persecuted because of their sexuality. Social ostracisation and harsh legal penalties drove Oscar Wilde to a sentence of two years hard labour. It also drove some to suicide and many to double lives. It is only in recent years that gay people have had any sort of real freedom but there are still those being killed today in this country just because of their sexuality.
It has been said that if we do not learn from history we are condemned to repeat it so read this book and support a more progressive society than it portrays.
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Great book. A truly gripping story, and some razor sharp wit on display from both OW and Carson.
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