Books: Pederast & Peer

Pederast & Peer

OSCAR WILDE: His LIFE AND CONFESSIONS—Frank Harris—Covici, Friede— Published July 23 ($3-75).

Of Oscar Wilde's guilt, and the nature of it, there has never been much doubt since his disastrous libel suit against the Marquess of Queensberry, when the Poet too loudly claimed the Peer had fouled him. The name usually coupled with Oscar Wilde's is Lord Alfred ("Bosie") Douglas, unfilial son of the unpaternal Marquess. After Wilde's sentence and imprisonment in Reading Gaol he rejoined Douglas on the Continent, but the two erstwhile boon companions soon quarreled for the...

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