Constance

Constance

The Tragic and Scandalous Life of Mrs Oscar Wilde

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Baker & Taylor
Describes Constance, a popular children's author, fashion icon, and women rights activist who was forced to leave her life behind and live in exile with her two sons after her famous husband was found guilty of homosexual crimes in 1895.

Norton Pub
The story of the woman at the center of the most famous scandal of the nineteenth century.
In the spring of 1895 the life of Constance Wilde changed irrevocably. Up until the conviction of her husband, Oscar, for homosexual crimes, she had held a privileged position in society. Part of a gilded couple, she was a popular children's author, a fashion icon, and a leading campaigner for women's rights. A founding member of the magical society The Golden Dawn, her pioneering and questioning spirit encouraged her to sample some of the more controversial aspects of her time. Mrs. Oscar Wilde was a phenomenon in her own right. But that spring Constance's entire life was eclipsed by scandal. Forced to flee to the Continent with her two sons, her glittering literary and political career ended abruptly. She lived in exile until her death. Franny Moyle now tells Constance's story with a fresh eye. Drawing on numerous unpublished letters, she brings to life the story of a woman at the heart of fin-de-siecle London and the Aesthetic movement. In a compelling and moving tale of an unlikely couple caught up in a world unsure of its moral footing, Moyle unveils the story of a woman who was the victim of one of the greatest betrayals of all time.

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Constance Wilde " ... had held a privileged position in society. Part of a gilded couple, she was a popular children's author, a fashion icon, and a leading campaigner for women's rights. A founding member of the magical society The Golden Dawn, her pioneering and questioning spirit encouraged her to sample some of the more controversial aspects of her time ... But [in the spring of 1895] Constance's entire life was eclipsed by scandal. Forced to flee to the Continent with her two sons, her glittering literary and political career ended abruptly. She lived in exile until her death"--Front jkt. flap.
Describes Constance, a popular children's author, fashion icon and women rights activist who was forced to leave her life behind and live in exile with her two sons after her famous husband was found guilty of homosexual crimes in 1895.

Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books : Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co., 2012
Edition: 1st Pegasus Books cloth ed
ISBN: 9781605983813
1605983810
Branch Call Number: B WILDE
Characteristics: vii, 374 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm

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