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Oscar Wilde: Sodomy And Heresy

Oscar Wilde: Sodomy And Heresy Read & download ñ 108 Prisoner C33I wanted to eat of the fruit of all the trees in the garden of the world And so indeed I went out and so I lived My only mistake was that I confined myself so exclusively to the trees of what seemed to me the sun lit side of the garden; and shunned the other side for its shadow and its gloomOscar WildeOscar Wilde is notably celebrated as an artist persecuted for his homosexuality a martyr for the cause of gay rights He was prosecuted for acts of gross indecency with other male persons sodomy subseuently found guilty and sentenced to two years hard labor at Reading Gaol prison He became known as prisoner C33The famed writer of Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Earnest brought attention to his private life in a feud with Sir John Douglas the Maruess of ueensbury whose son twenty two year old Lord Alfred Douglas was intimately involved with WildeAt this time homosexuality was both a crime and a grave societal taboo in Britain After Douglas an uncompromising homophobe began widely publicizing his objections to Wilde's flagrant behavior Wilde felt duty bound to sue him for libel in the spring of 1895In his defense Douglas argued that Wilde had solicited at least 12 boys to commit sodomy between 1892 and 1894 On only the third day of the proceedings Wilde's lawyer withdrew the suit since there wasthan ample evidence of his client's guilt After that the Crown issued a warrant for Wilde's arrest on sodomy charges Rather than flee to France as he had been advised to do by many of his supporters including playwright George Bernard Shaw Wilde decided to remain and stand trial At a preliminary bail hearing chambermaids testified that they had seen young men in Wilde's bed and a hotel housekeeper stated that there were fecal and other stains on his bed sheets Wilde was denied bailAt Wilde's first criminal trial he was cross examined extensively on the love that dare not speak its name Wilde managed to secure a mistrial when a single juror refused to vote to convict His fateful second trial began on May 21 1895 Although many of the potential witnesses refused to betray Wilde by testifying against him he was subseuently found guilty of all chargesAt his sentencing the judge remarked It is the worst case I have ever tried I shall pass the severest sentence that the law allows In my judgment it is totally inadeuate for such a case as this The sentence of the Court is that you be imprisoned and kept to hard labor for two yearsWilde served his two years then spent the last three years of his life in exile He died at the age of 45 and was buried in Paris Contains bonus material The Picture Of Dorian Gray Oscar Wildes only novel Translated into virtually every modern language it has not been out of print since 1890 The Picture of Dorian Gray is one of Oscar Wildes genuine masterpieces; a fascinating work of artistry deserving of the label in a thousand different ways It can be found on countless lists of the finest literary works of all time and is one of his major achievements PHILIP DOSSICK is the New York Times critically acclaimed writer and director of the motion picture The POW He has written for television including the outstanding drama Transplant produced by David Susskind for CBS His most recent books include Aztecs Epoch Of Social Revolution Sex And Dreams Mark Twain In Seattle The Naked Citizen Notes On Privacy In The Twenty First Century Raymond Chowder And Bob Skloot Must Die The Deposition Vincent Van Gogh Madness And Magic Oscar Wilde Sodomy And Heresy Abraham Lincoln 5 Speeches that Changed America Martin Luther King 5 Speeches that Changed America and Nelson Mandela 5 Speeches that Changed South Africa.

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Oscar Wilde: Sodomy And Heresy Read & download ñ 108 Prisoner C33I wanted to eat of the fruit of all the trees in the garden of the world And so indeed I went out and so I lived My only mistake was that I confined myself so exclusively to the trees of what seemed to me the sun lit side of the garden; and shunned the other side for its shadow and its gloomOscar WildeOscar Wilde is notably celebrated as an artist persecuted for his homosexuality a martyr for the cause of gay rights He was prosecuted for acts of gross indecency with other male persons sodomy subseuently found guilty and sentenced to two years hard labor at Reading Gaol prison He became known as prisoner C33The famed writer of Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Earnest brought attention to his private life in a feud with Sir John Douglas the Maruess of ueensbury whose son twenty two year old Lord Alfred Douglas was intimately involved with WildeAt this time homosexuality was both a crime and a grave societal taboo in Britain After Douglas an uncompromising homophobe began widely publicizing his objections to Wilde's flagrant behavior Wilde felt duty bound to sue him for libel in the spring of 1895In his defense Douglas argued that Wilde had solicited at least 12 boys to commit sodomy between 1892 and 1894 On only the third day of the proceedings Wilde's lawyer withdrew the suit since there was than ample evidence of his client's guilt After that the Crown issued a warrant for Wilde's arrest on sodomy charges Rather than flee to France as he had been advised to do by many of his supporters including playwright George Bernard Shaw Wilde decided to remain and stand trial At a preliminary bail hearing chambermaids testified that they had seen young men in Wilde's bed and a hotel housekeeper stated that there were fecal and other stains on his bed sheets Wilde was denied bailAt Wilde's first criminal trial he was cross examined extensively on the love that dare not speak its name Wilde managed to secure a mistrial when a single juror refused to vote to convict His fateful second trial began on May 21 1895 Although many of the potential witnesses refused to betray Wilde by testifying against him he was subseuently found guilty of all chargesAt his sentencing the judge remarked It is the worst case I have ever tried I shall pass the severest sentence that the law allows In my judgment it is totally inadeuate for such a case as this The sentence of the Court is that you be imprisoned and kept to hard labor for two yearsWilde served his two years then spent the last three years of his life in exile He died at the age of 45 and was buried in Paris Contains bonus material The Picture Of Dorian Gray Oscar Wildes only novel Translated into virtually every modern language it has not been out of print since 1890 The Picture of Dorian Gray is one of Oscar Wildes genuine masterpieces; a fascinating work of artistry deserving of the label in a thousand different waysIt can be found on countless lists of the finest literary works of all time and is one of his major achievements PHILIP DOSSICK is the New York Times critically acclaimed writer and director of the motion picture The POW He has written for television including the outstanding drama Transplant produced by David Susskind for CBS His most recent books include Aztecs Epoch Of Social Revolution Sex And Dreams Mark Twain In Seattle The Naked Citizen Notes On Privacy In The Twenty First Century Raymond Chowder And Bob Skloot Must Die The Deposition Vincent Van Gogh Madness And Magic Oscar Wilde Sodomy And Heresy Abraham Lincoln 5 Speeches that Changed America Martin Luther King 5 Speeches that Changed America and Nelson Mandela 5 Speeches that Changed South Africa.

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Oscar Wilde: Sodomy And Heresy Read & download ñ 108 Prisoner C33I wanted to eat of the fruit of all the trees in the garden of the world And so indeed I went out and so I lived My only mistake was that I confined myself so exclusively to the trees of what seemed to me the sun lit side of the garden; and shunned the other side for its shadow and its gloomOscar WildeOscar Wilde is notably celebrated as an artist persecuted for his homosexuality a martyr for the cause of gay rights He was prosecuted for acts of gross indecency with other male persons sodomy subseuently found guilty and sentenced to two years hard labor at Reading Gaol prison He became known as prisoner C33The famed writer of Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Earnest brought attention to his private life in a feud with Sir John Douglas the Maruess of ueensbury whose son twenty two year old Lord Alfred Douglas was intimately involved with WildeAt this time homosexuality was both a crime and a grave societal taboo in Britain After Douglas an uncompromising homophobe began widely publicizing his objections to Wilde's flagrant behavior Wilde felt duty bound to sue him for libel in the spring of 1895In his defense Douglas argued that Wilde had solicited at least 12 boys to commit sodomy between 1892 and 1894 On only the third day of the proceedings Wilde's lawyer withdrew the suit since there was than ample evidence of his client's guilt After that the Crown issued a warrant for Wilde's arrest on sodomy charges Rather than flee to France as he had been advised to do by many of his supporters including playwright George Bernard Shaw Wilde decided to remain and stand trial At a preliminary bail hearing chambermaids testified that they had seen young men in Wilde's bed and a hotel housekeeper stated that there were fecal and other stains on his bed sheets Wilde was denied bailAt Wilde's first criminal trial he was cross examined extensively on the love that dare not speak its name Wilde managed to secure a mistrial when a single juror refused to vote to convict His fateful second trial began on May 21 1895 Although many of the potential witnesses refused to betray Wilde by testifying against him he was subseuently found guilty of all chargesAt his sentencing the judge remarked It is the worst case I have ever tried I shall pass the severest sentence that the law allows In my judgment it is totally inadeuate for such a case as this The sentence of the Court is that you be imprisoned and kept to hard labor for two yearsWilde served his two years then spent the last three years of his life in exile He died at the age of 45 and was buried in Paris Contains bonus material The Picture Of Dorian Gray Oscar Wildes only novel Translated into virtually every modern language it has not been out of print since 1890 The Picture of Dorian Gray is one of Oscar Wildes genuine masterpieces; a fascinating work of artistry deserving of the label in a thousand different waysIt can be found on countless lists of the finest literary works of all time and is one of his major achievements PHILIP DOSSICK is the New York Times critically acclaimed writer and director of the motion picture The POW He has written for television including the outstanding drama Transplant produced by David Susskind for CBS His most recent books include Aztecs Epoch Of Social Revolution Sex And Dreams Mark Twain In Seattle The Naked Citizen Notes On Privacy In The Twenty First Century Raymond Chowder And Bob Skloot Must Die The Deposition Vincent Van Gogh Madness And Magic Oscar Wilde Sodomy And Heresy Abraham Lincoln 5 Speeches that Changed America Martin Luther King 5 Speeches that Changed America and Nelson Mandela 5 Speeches that Changed South Africa.

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  • 13 June 2018
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