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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at swim, 2 am: the sea: always there, except when it is not

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@Rachlouall it was astonishing, as if they were racing to make up for the intense blue skies that briefly blossomed over our innocent heads