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The Marquess of Queensberry

(2013)
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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, Linda Stratmann's riveting biography of the Marquess paints a far more complex picture by drawing on new sources and unpublished letters.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 the Marquess's perspective - were directly linked to Queensberry's personal crises. Through the retelling of pivotal events from Queensberry's life - the death of his brother on the Matterhorn and his fruitless search for the body; the suicides of his father, brother, and eldest son - the book reveals a well-meaning man often stricken with a grief he found hard to express, who deserves our compassion.



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Hardback Editions

March 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Marquess of Queensberry: Wilde's Nemesis
Author(s): Linda Stratmann
ISBN: 0-300-17380-6 / 978-0-300-17380-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yale University Press
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Paperback Editions

August 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Marquess of Queensberry: Wilde's Nemesis
Author(s): Linda Stratmann
ISBN: 0-300-20520-1 / 978-0-300-20520-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yale University Press
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Kindle Editions

April 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Marquess of Queensberry: Wilde's Nemesis
Author(s): Linda Stratmann
Publisher: Yale University Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU