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Author LinkMoyle, Franny.
Title LinkConstance : the tragic and scandalous life of Mrs Oscar Wilde / Franny Moyle.
Edition 1st Pegasus Books cloth ed.
Imprint New York : Pegasus Books, 2012.
Description vii, 374 p., [16] p. of plates :  ill. ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 354-357) and index.
Contents 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.
Per.Sub. LinkWilde, Constance, 1858-1898.
LinkWilde, Constance, 1858-1898 -- Marriage.
LinkWilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 -- Marriage.
Subject LinkAuthors’ spouses -- Great Britain -- Biography.
LinkGreat Britain -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
LinkGreat Britain -- Moral conditions -- History -- 19th century.

System Number 000663281
ISBN Link9781605983813

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