The Oldest Gay Novels

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Sprache - Englisch

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It is a deep tragedy that same-sex love was long seen as an anomaly. Luckily, the times are changing and there is a wide acceptance of LGBTQ+ community. Thanks to our cherished but at the time - controversial authors, who created the space for some of the most iconic gay and lesbian characters, we know have classics that were always claiming that love knows no boundaries. So come and indulge in the magic of these queer classics with our special edition that celebrates love and the freedom to love. Contents: Orlando by Virginia Woolf The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Cecil Dreeme by Theodore Winthrop Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu Joseph and His Friend by Bayard Taylor The Green Carnation by Robert Hichens This Finer Shadow by Harlan Cozad McIntosh Bertram Cope's Year by Henry Blake Fuller The Sins of the Cities of the Plain by Jack Saul The History of Sir Richard Calmady by Lucas Malet

About the Author

Oscar Wilde, a luminary of Victorian literature, was born on October 16, 1854, in Dublin, Ireland. A playwright, poet, and celebrated wit, Wilde is renowned for his flamboyant narrative style and keen social commentary. While 'The Oldest Gay Novels' is not among his acclaimed works, Wilde's oeuvre includes seminal texts such as 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' (1890), a novel that subtly explores themes of aesthetics, duplicity, and the nature of beauty. His plays, such as 'The Importance of Being Earnest' (1895) and 'An Ideal Husband' (1895), are celebrated for their satirical wit and have cemented his legacy as a master of the epigram. Wilde's literary style often veiled his commentary on societal norms and hypocrisy, particularly in the context of gender and sexuality, which can be seen in his plays and essays. In his time, Wilde's sexuality was a source of controversy and led to his imprisonment, which he poignantly addressed in his poem 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol' (1898). Oscar Wilde's brilliance cannot be overstated, and his works continue to be studied for their linguistic artistry and engagement with the social issues of his time. Despite 'The Oldest Gay Novels' not being attributed to Wilde, the thematic exploration of sexuality in his acknowledged publications remains influential in literary studies. His tragic downfall and early death on November 30, 1900, in Paris, brought an abrupt end to a life that was as dramatic in its arc as the literature he penned.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 2899 Pages

Filesize: 3.0 MB

ISBN: 8596547729693