- The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde
"Born in Dublin in 1854, Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet and short story writer. Known for his cutting and clever wit, he was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day.
As the result a series of famous trials he suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned after being convicted of 'gross indecency' for homosexual acts.
Author Neil McKenna will explore the Secret Life of Oscar Wilde, an account of Oscar Wilde's astonishing journey through Victorian London's underworld, giving insight into Oscar Wilde's emotional and sexual life, painting an astonishingly frank and vivid psychological portrait of a troubled genius who chose to martyr himself for the cause of love between men."