The Resource Constance : the tragic and scandalous life of Mrs Oscar Wilde, Franny Moyle

Constance : the tragic and scandalous life of Mrs Oscar Wilde, Franny Moyle

Label
Constance : the tragic and scandalous life of Mrs Oscar Wilde
Title
Constance
Title remainder
the tragic and scandalous life of Mrs Oscar Wilde
Statement of responsibility
Franny Moyle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the spring of 1895 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. Having changed her name, she lived in exile until her death. Franny Moyle now tells Constance's story with a fresh eye and remarkable new material. Drawing on numerous unpublished letters, she brings to life the story of a woman at the heart of fin-de-siècle London and the Aesthetic Movement.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, she uncovers key revelations about a woman who was the victim of one of the greatest betrayals of all time. -- Book jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UNITY
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moyle, Franny
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5823
LC item number
.M69 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilde, Constance
  • Wilde, Constance
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Wilde, Constance
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Wilde, Constance M
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Authors' spouses
  • Authors' spouses
  • Intellectual life
  • Marriage
  • Moral conditions
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Constance : the tragic and scandalous life of Mrs Oscar Wilde, Franny Moyle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 354-357) and index
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 374 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781848541627
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2011505665
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)720547457
  • (OCoLC)ocn720547457
Label
Constance : the tragic and scandalous life of Mrs Oscar Wilde, Franny Moyle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 354-357) and index
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 374 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781848541627
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2011505665
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)720547457
  • (OCoLC)ocn720547457

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