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Wilde's love letters to Bosie going online

Mon 1 Jun 2009 In: International News

Love letters written by Oscar Wilde to the young Lord Alfred Douglas, aka 'Bosie' and other male lovers are to be made public for the first time. Wilde was the literary toast of London in the late 1800s until his homosexuality became public knowledge after he lost a court case against Bosie's father, the Marquis of Queensbury, and was subsequently imprisoned for 'gross indecency.' The letters will be made accessible by the British Literary Manuscripts Online Project c1660 - 1900 from this Wednesday and include content such as: "I can't live without you... you are so dear, so wonderful... take all my love - now and forever, always and with devotion... I have no words for how I love you - Oscar."    


First published: Monday, 1st June 2009 - 8:07pm

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