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Published: 24 January 2013

280 Pages | 30 black-and-white halftones


ISBN: 9780199660827

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Ceremonies of Bravery

Oscar Wilde, Carlos Blacker, and the Dreyfus Affair

J. Robert Maguire

  • Adds new information to the vast literature of the two most written-about subjects of the 1890s: the life and career of Oscar Wilde and the far-reaching history of the Dreyfus affair
  • Based on the transcription of the unread and barely decipherable shorthand diaries of Blacker, a challenging task that occupied two talented experts at Pitman's Central College in London for seven years
  • Places Blacker's diaries alongside court records and personal letters to create a picture of the two men and the circles in which they moved
  • Richly illustrated with photographs from Carlos Blacker's personal collection