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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I'm pressed by the heat into the sea, mirrored by the moon

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4 am: swimming in the soft night and dark sea as the stars fall; a firework display for the fishes and me

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3.30 am: swimming in a still black sea; shooting stars enough to pierce any heart

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4 am: the sea is too beautiful for me