Coverart for item
The Resource Constance : the tragic and scandalous life of Mrs Oscar Wilde, Franny Moyle

Constance : the tragic and scandalous life of Mrs Oscar Wilde, Franny Moyle

Label
Constance : the tragic and scandalous life of Mrs Oscar Wilde
Title
Constance
Title remainder
the tragic and scandalous life of Mrs Oscar Wilde
Statement of responsibility
Franny Moyle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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. Having changed her name, she lived in exile until her death. Franny Moyle now tells Constance's story with a fresh eye and remarkable new material. Drawing on numerous unpublished letters, she brings to life the story of a woman at the heart of fin-de-siecle London and the Aesthetic movement.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, she uncovers key revelations about a woman who was the victim of one of the greatest betrayals of all time." -- Book Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UNITY
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moyle, Franny
Dewey number
941.081092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilde, Constance
  • Wilde, Constance
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Authors' spouses
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Constance : the tragic and scandalous life of Mrs Oscar Wilde, Franny Moyle
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.The sins of the parents ... -- 2.Terribly bad taste -- 3.The sunflower and the lily -- 4.`Bunthorne is to get his bride' -- 5.Violets in the refrigerator -- 6.Ardour and indifference -- 7.A literary couple -- 8.`Not to kiss females' -- 9.Qui patitur vincit -- 10.My own darling mother -- 11.A dark bitter forest -- 12.Modern-day Martha -- 13.The strife of tongues -- 14.Madame Holland -- 15.Life is a terrible thing
Control code
000047317894
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 374 p., [16] p.
Isbn
9781848541627
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2011505665
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)720547457
Label
Constance : the tragic and scandalous life of Mrs Oscar Wilde, Franny Moyle
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.The sins of the parents ... -- 2.Terribly bad taste -- 3.The sunflower and the lily -- 4.`Bunthorne is to get his bride' -- 5.Violets in the refrigerator -- 6.Ardour and indifference -- 7.A literary couple -- 8.`Not to kiss females' -- 9.Qui patitur vincit -- 10.My own darling mother -- 11.A dark bitter forest -- 12.Modern-day Martha -- 13.The strife of tongues -- 14.Madame Holland -- 15.Life is a terrible thing
Control code
000047317894
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 374 p., [16] p.
Isbn
9781848541627
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2011505665
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)720547457

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
Processing Feedback ...