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Author Moyle, Franny.

Title Constance : the tragic and scandalous life of Mrs Oscar Wilde / Franny Moyle.

Publication Info. New York : Pegasus Books, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  BIO WILDE    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Biography  B WILDE    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Biography  B-WILDE MOY    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  92 WILDE, CON    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  B WILDE, C.    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Biographies  B WILDE CONSTANCE M    Check Shelf
 Windsor Locks Public Library - Adult Department  B WILDE    Check Shelf
Edition First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Description vii, 374 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-357) and index.
Contents The sins of the parents... -- Terribly bad taste -- The sunflower and the lily -- 'Bunthorne is to get his bride' -- Violets in the refrigerator -- Ardour and indifference -- A literary couple -- 'Not to kiss females' -- Qui patitur vincit -- My own darling mother -- A dark bitter forest -- Modern-day Martha -- The strife of tongues -- Madame Holland -- Life is a terrible thing.
Summary Part of a gilded couple, Constance Wilde 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. She held a privileged position in society. In the spring of 1895 her life changed irrevocably. 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.
Subject Wilde, Constance, 1858-1898.
Wilde, Constance, 1858-1898 -- Marriage.
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 -- Marriage.
Authors' spouses -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Moral conditions -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 9781605983813
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