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AUTHOR SIGNING: Laura Lee, OSCAR’S GHOST: THE BATTLE FOR OSCAR WILDE

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Date:
January 6
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
www.horizonbooks.com

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Age
Adults

Venue

Horizon Books downtown Traverse City
243 E. Front Street
Traverse City, MI United States
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Phone:
(231) 941-6584

After the death of Oscar Wilde, two of the playwright’s closest friends—both former lovers—went to battle against each other over who would control the narrative about Wilde’s life, and who history would blame for his death. The battle between Lord Alfred “Bosie” Douglas, the playwright’s greatest love, and Robert Ross, Wilde’s friend and literary executor, led to the revelation of sexual secrets and personal letters, blackmail, stalking, and no fewer than five lawsuits. It was a struggle that was not only to have serious consequences for the two participants, but which also affected how Oscar Wilde is remembered today. Each man tried to use the secrets from their former intimacy against the other. OSCAR’S GHOST is the first book to focus solely on this heated feud and to considered as fairly as possible the dramatic events and questionable actions of all parties involved.