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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3.30 am: an arc of heavenly bodies falling down to the sea: Venus, Mars, the Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, a shooting star and me