The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde (Google eBook)

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Ignatius Press, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 412 pages
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Vilified by fellow Victorians for his sexuality and his dandyism, Oscar Wilde, a great poet, satirist and playwright is hailed today in some circles, as a "progressive" sexual liberator. But this is not how Wilde saw himself. This study of Wilde's brilliant and tragic life shows the real Oscar Wilde.
  

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User Review  - Kari - Goodreads

I loved this book. I will read anything Joseph Pearce writes. He is an eloquent writer and and speaker. His research is extensive and I have a better time believing his ideas than, taking it for truth ... Read full review

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User Review  - Micah Harding - Goodreads

Pearce presents Wildes' life struggle which seemed to hover around and desired the Catholic faith, but was overcome by the opposing pull of the decedent lifestyle. The chapter on the effect that ... Read full review

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Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
11
Preface
13
Acknowledgements
19
Mother of Masks
21
Star in the Ascendancy
39
Oxford Donned
51
Courting Conversion
70
Roman Fever
91
Unhappy Hypocrite
217
Malice through the Looking Glass
228
Critic or Artist
243
Friends and Relations
254
Saints and Sinners
268
Fatal Attraction
276
Courting Conviction
290
Descent
306

Loves Web
110
Courting Controversy
124
Poetry and Pose
134
Courting Constance
155
The French Connection
175
Truth and Masks
185
Purity and Passion
197
Poison and Passion
207
Abyss
320
Purgatory
332
Out of the Depths
348
Wilderness
361
Hounded by Heaven
376
Revelations
387
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Pearce is the highly acclaimed literary biographer of many famous Christian writers.

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