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Oscar Wilde, Volume 1

His Life and Confessions

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Author: Frank Harris
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 71,796 / 210 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.2
LoC Category: CT
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 1,253
Added to site: 2005.10.18
mnybks.net#: 149
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Biography, Audiobook
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t Miss Travers had applied to Sir William Wilde for money again and again, and accompanied these applications with threats of worse pen-pricks if the requests were not acceded to. It was under these circumstances, according to Lady Wilde, that she wrote the letter complained of to Dr. Travers and enclosed it in a sealed envelope. She wished to get Dr. Travers to use his parental influence to stop Miss Travers from further disgracing herself and insulting and annoying Sir William and Lady Wilde.

The defence carried the war into the enemy's camp by thus suggesting that Miss Travers was blackmailing Sir William and Lady Wilde.

The attack in the hands of Serjeant Armstrong was still more deadly and convincing. He rose early on the Monday afternoon and declared at the beginning that the case was so painful that he would have preferred not to have been engaged in it--a hypocritical statement which deceived no one, and was just as conventional-false as his wig. But with this exception the story he told was ext

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