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The Trial of Oscar Wilde

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Author: Anonymous
Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 39,596 / 122 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.3
LoC Category: KD
Downloads: 2,042
Added to site: 2012.02.29
mnybks.net#: 31358
Genre: Biography
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hanged my opinion of him, but at first I felt the enthusiasm which young literary aspirants always feel for those who have made their mark; then the law-suit took place, followed by the dramatic thunderclap of a criminal prosecution; and my soul revolted as if some great iniquity had been consummated. Later on, it seemed to me that the man of fashion had swallowed up the literary god, his baggage seemed light, and his brilliant butterfly-life had perhaps been of more importance to him than the small pile of volumes bearing his name.

"To-day, I seem clearly to understand what sort of a man he was--extraordinary beyond a doubt; but never has artificial sentiment been so cunningly mingled with seemingly natural simplicity and pulsating pleasure in one and the same man."[4]

"I must say to myself that I ruined myself and that nobody great or small can be ruined except by his own hand. I am quite ready to say so. I am trying to say so, though they may not think it at the present moment. This pitil

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