The Trials of Oscar Wilde: An Account
6 Pages Posted: 23 Oct 2007
Date Written: 2007
Old Bailey, the main courthouse in London, had never presented a show quite like the three trials that captivated England and much of the literary world in the spring of 1895. Celebrity, sex, witty dialogue, political intrigue, surprising twists, and important issues of art and morality - is it any surprise that the trials of Oscar Wilde continue to fascinate one hundred years after the death of one of the world's greatest authors and playwrights?
Keywords: Famous Trials, Trial, Wilde, Oscar Wilde, Libel, Homosexual, Homosexuality, Sodomy, Queensberry, Marquess, Alfred Douglas, Portrait of Dorian Gray, Phrases and Philosophies for Use of the Young, The love that dare not speak its name
JEL Classification: K10, K40, K41, K42
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation