The Case of the Pederast's Wife

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This is a fascinating novel about the world of late Victorian England, the new medicine, sex and scandals, and a revealing portrait of the suffering woman who was in the shadows during the famous Oscar Wilde trial -- his wife, Constance Wilde. Clare Elfman paints a vivid picture of this Victorian world: genteel rooms where gentlewomen buttoned to the throat and trapped in leg-o-mutton sleeves take tea amid the lady fern and aspidistra, while in hidden rooms a fin-de-siecle decadence culminates in the shocking trial of Oscar ...

The Case of the Pederast's Wife 2000, Dufour Editions

ISBN-13: 9780802313324

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