Wilde’s Last Stand: Decadence, Conspiracy and the First World War

(Duckworth / Arcade, USA, 1997).

Wilde’s heirs fight for his memory at a time of hysteria and prejudice.

‘Hoare has identified one of the key moments in the formation of the modern world, and he has documented it with dazzling brilliance’.
Simon Callow, Sunday Times.

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1 am: swimming under a ferocious moon, carried away by the swollen spring tide; the sea knows more than me

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1.30 am: a smeary night to be in the sea, shadows of waves against the sky as I bob in the spring tide