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The Marquess of Queensberry: Wilde's Nemesis

Linda Stratmann

Abstract

The Marquess of Queensberry is as famous for his role in the downfall of one of our greatest literary geniuses as he was for helping establish the rules for modern-day boxing. The trial and two-year imprisonment of Oscar Wilde, lover of Queensberry's son, Lord Alfred Douglas, remains one of literary history's great tragedies. However, this biography of the Marquess paints a far more complex picture by drawing on new sources and unpublished letters. Throughout his life, Queensberry was emotionally damaged by a series of tragedies, and the events of the Wilde affair told for the first time from ... More

Keywords: Oscar Wilde, Lord Alfred Douglas, personal crises, Matterhorn, suicide, letters, boxing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780300173802
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300173802.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Linda Stratmann, author