Oscar Wilde’s Last Stand: Decadence, Conspiracy, and the Most Outrageous Trial of the Century

by Philip Hoare
I’m about halfway through this book and am loving every minute of it. It examines the conflict between those who admired what Oscar Wilde stood for and those who hated what he stood for. The conflict finally came to a head in yet another libel trial – this time by an actress starring in Wilde’s scandalous play Salome against a Drudge-report style yellow journalist.

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