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genius of Lord Alfred Douglas

William Sorley Brown

genius of Lord Alfred Douglas

an appreciation

by William Sorley Brown

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Published by Author in Galashiels [Scotland] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Douglas, Alfred Bruce, -- Lord, -- 1870-1945.

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    StatementBy W. Sorley Brown.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18143665M

    Born in Dublin and a graduate of Oxford's Magdalen College, he initially worked primarily as a journalist, editor and lecturer, but gradually turned to writing and produced his most acclaimed works in the six-year span from to , roughly coinciding with the period of his romantic involvement with Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas, sixteen /5(6). Douglas had, in some eerie way, become his father's voice. By the advent of World War I, Lord Alfred had achieved a considerable reputation as a writer of sonnets. He had also made his name as one of the most vindictive and litigious men in England, a reputation he zealously maintained.

    The family into which Lord Alfred Douglas was born was one of the noblest houses in Scotland. They had a colourful history and had once possessed great lands, wealth and influence. Towards the end of the eighth century, tradition has it that a chieftain, or king, whose army was losing in battle saw the tide turned in his favour by an unknown. In addition, his close friendship with Lord Alfred Douglas, whom he had met in , infuriated the marquess of Queensberry, Douglas’s father. Accused, finally, by the marquess of being a sodomite, Wilde, urged by Douglas, sued for criminal libel. Wilde’s case collapsed, however, when the evidence went against him, and he dropped the suit.

    Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas (22 October March ) was a British poet and journalist best known as the lover of Oscar Wilde.. While studying at Oxford, he edited an undergraduate journal, The Spirit Lamp, which carried a homoerotic subtext, and met Wilde, with whom he started a close but stormy s’s father, the Marquess of Queensberry, disapproved strongly of the. Douglas, Alfred Bruce Overview. The life of Lord Alfred Douglas, spoilt child of genius by William Freeman (Book) Bosie: Lord Alfred Douglas, his friends and enemies by This book is a collection of poems by Lord Alfred Douglas. Bernard Shaw.


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Genius of Lord Alfred Douglas by William Sorley Brown Download PDF EPUB FB2

This new biography of Lord Alfred Douglas, the son of the Marquess of Queensbury and, most scandalously, the lover of Oscar Wilde, has attracted huge attention because of the age of the biographer.

Douglas Murray began writing it at 17, and he is only 20 now. It is an astonishing achievement: mature, considered, fluently written and richly Reviews: LibraryThing Review User Review - broughtonhouse - LibraryThing.

A fairly dry treatment of a well known story which focuses on events after The Trial of Oscar Wilde. The author draws the story into concentrating on the sad life of Alfred, Lord Douglas (Bosie), a 3/5(1).

So if genius of Lord Alfred Douglas book want a thorough, beautifully researched biography of Alfred Douglas, this is the book. There are well-chosen period photographs of all the principal characters, and Murray quotes many of Douglas's poems which are often srikingly s: Life of Lord Alfred Douglas.

London, H. Joseph [] (OCoLC) Named Person: Alfred Bruce Douglas; Alfred Bruce Douglas; Alfred Bruce Douglas: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: William Freeman. About this Book Catalog Record Details.

The genius of Lord Alfred Douglas: an appreciation / by W. Sorley Brown, W. Sorley (William Sorley). View full catalog record. Rights: Public Domain in the United States, Google-digitized. Lord Alfred Douglas, or 'Bosie' as he was known, is destined to be remembered as the lover of Oscar Wilde.

Dissolute, well-born and beautiful as a young man, his role in the events that led to Oscar Wilde's trial and imprisonment determined the strange celebrity which haunted him until his s: The Most Beautiful Young Man Was His Own Worst Enemy BOSIE: LORD ALFRED DOUGLAS, HIS FRIENDS AND ENEMIES.

By Rupert Croft‐Cooke. Illustrated. For anyone interested in Oscar Wilde, this book is a must-read. Murray, the author, has had the great idea of investigating the one who enthralled Wilde with his beauty, but about whom very little is known: lord Alfred Douglas, the blonde young man who, besides being Wilde's lover, was also a reknown poet/5.

Lord Alfred Douglas: His Life and Work () Freeman, William. Lord Alfred Douglas: Spoilt Child of Genius () Queensberry, Marquess of [Francis Douglas] and Percy Colson.

Oscar Wilde and the Black Douglas () Croft-Cooke, Rupert. Bosie: Lord. In June ofWilde met Lord Alfred “Bosie” Douglas, a year-old Oxford undergraduate and talented poet, who would come to be the author’s own Dorian Gray — his literary muse, his evil genius.

Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas (22 October – 20 March ) was a poet, a translator and a prose writer, better known as the intimate friend and lover of the writer Oscar Wilde. Much of his early poetry was Uranian in theme, though he tended, later in life, to distance himself from both Wilde's influence and his own role as a Uranian poet.

W hen I was a boy, my great uncle, Lord Alfred Douglas - or Bosie, as he was known - was just the photograph of a beautiful young man in a dusty old book of. An ardent admirer and long-time friend of Douglas, Brown published a brief work titled The Genius of Lord Alfred Douglas in with the intention of highlighting Douglas's poetical prowess at a time when most people knew him only for his scandalous affair with Oscar Wilde.

London: Martin Secker, Hardcover. First Edition. DEDICATION COPY, inscribed “W. Sorley Brown from his friend Alfred Douglas.” The printed dedication page reads “To William Sorley Brown,” whose ownership stamp is present on the front pastedown.

An ardent admirer and long-time friend of Douglas, Brown published a brief work titled The Genius of Lord Alfred Douglas in with the. This is rather pedantic, but you should refer to "Lord Alfred" or "Lord Alfred Douglas", but never "Lord Douglas".

(Note: Thank you. I do honestly appreciate all of the help and assistance from readers of the Unofficial Website of Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas. As a U.S. citizen, I'm not always aware of customs and curtesies pertaining to titled.

Bosie book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The story of Lord Alfred Douglas, his friends and enemies. Bosie book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. We did not kill the man’s genius, they said in effect, we did not encourage a conspiracy to imprison him by means of a preposterous law, /5.

The book is a remarkable accomplishment for such a young man and the character of Lord Alfred Douglas, as unpleasant as it may be, is very absorbing. Murray describes the 45 years of Douglas'life after Wilde's death and illuminates the personality of a man who, until now, has been known chiefly as Wilde's lover and companion.5/5(5).

Portrait of Lord Alfred Douglas (source: Wikipedia) In my talk for the LGBT History Festival, I will present the fascinating yet almost entirely unknown story of Olive Custance, Lady Alfred Douglas, based on my research into her diaries and correspondence with Douglas (held in the British Library and New York Public Library).

Alfred Douglas. Published by The Overlook May show signs of wear, highlighting, writing, and previous use. This item may be a former library book with typical markings.

No guarantee on products that contain supplements Your satisfaction is % guaranteed. (Douglas, Lord Alfred Foreword) Winwar.

Published by Blue Ribbon Books Pub (   Bosie: A Biography of Lord Alfred Douglas Douglas Murray Hodder & Stoughton £20, pp Inas the storm clouds gathered over the already tempestuous affair.

As for the beautiful Lord Alfred Douglas, he receives decidedly more sympathetic treatment from Ms. Belford than from many earlier writers. Memoirs.

Lord Alfred Douglas wrote two books about his relationship with Wilde: Oscar Wilde and Myself (), largely ghost-written by T.W.H. Crosland, vindictively reacted to Douglas's discovery that De Profundis was addressed to him and defensively tried to distance him from Wilde's scandalous reputation.

Both authors later regretted their work. Later, in Oscar Wilde:A Summing Up () and.The Life of Lord Alfred Douglas: Spoilt Child of Genius () William Freeman The Trials of Oscar Wilde () This must be one of the longest titles ever placed on a book!) () Lord Alfred Douglas Introduction to The Pantomime Man by Richard The Unofficial Website of Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas is maintained by author and.