Oscar Wilde - Chapter 15, A Late Victorian Love Affair Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 15, A Late Victorian Love Affair Summary

Lord Alfred Douglas becomes Wilde's primary homosexual lover from the summer of 1892 into 1893. This is not to say that Wilde or Douglas were faithful to one another, as their sexual activity involves multiple partners, including young male street prostitutes. Social gatherings abound, consisting of mostly young men, Wilde, and his homosexual contemporaries. For a time, Oscar takes to hotels to allow for his carnal appetites, thus waving his sexual activities in the face of general society, which tries to look away. The parents of Douglas come to know about the affair and consider pressing charges, but because the son would also be required to serve prison time, they drop the case.

Chapter 15, A Late Victorian Love Affair Analysis

Oscar Wilde unleashes his sexuality with gusto during this period. He might be experiencing what...

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