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by Oscar Wilde | Literature & Fiction |
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Registered by Flambard of Horsham, West Sussex United Kingdom on 8/25/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by Flambard from Horsham, West Sussex United Kingdom on Saturday, August 25, 2007
From Wikipedia: A homoerotic short novel believed by some to have been written by Oscar Wilde, was published anonymously in 1895, the year of Wilde's trial and conviction. It has been ignored by most Wilde partisans, but it has also found defenders who urge its inclusion in Wilde's canon. It is reported that sections of the manuscript contain Wilde's handwriting as well as others, which suggests that it is a collaborative work.

This is an expurgated copy published in 1966 and subject to UK obscene publication laws of the time.

I am sure it was daring for its time, but it is really very dull. The worst aspects are the repetitive and constant unattributed quotes which continually appear. And the character Camille is pathetic and unsympathetic. I enjoyed the plot twist near the end and also the insight it provided into the subterranean male homosexual scene of the late 19th century, but overall it was disappointing.

Journal Entry 2 by Flambard at In person in By hand, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, October 07, 2007

Released 13 yrs ago (10/7/2007 UTC) at In person in By hand, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by rem_SEP-393294 on Monday, October 15, 2007
thanks for this, i'll give it a go, starting tomorrow! if i give up on it whilst i am out, i will wild release straightaway!

Journal Entry 4 by wingLeishaCamdenwing from Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Saturday, November 03, 2007
This arrived in the mail today. Thanks, quadrat! I'll read it and then store it for the mass release of queer lit books that's being planned for June 2008 here in Oslo. Unless of course someone else wants to read it in the meantime. :-)

Thanks for the trade! PM me with your address and I will get the Kipling book in the mail to you.

Journal Entry 5 by wingLeishaCamdenwing from Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Tuesday, February 05, 2008
I've read this book now, January 16th through 19th.

It was a pretty lousy read. :-) It was interesting to get the chance to read it - for the reasons that flambard already mentioned, insight into the period etc - but it just isn't a good book. It's badly written and the story is basically, again like flambard said, boring. The characters aren't believable and the setting rather lacking in detail. Personally I don't buy for one moment that Oscar Wilde wrote this tripe. *Maybe* he looked through the manuscript at some point and made some notations in the margins, but that's as far as I'll go.

Interesting for its context, but not for itself.

About the constant unattributed quotes - I think those are basically dialogue ... the whole book seems to be narrated as a monologue told years after the fact by our hero who still remembers long conversations verbatim ... v. unconvincingly ...

This book will go with me to the Oslo meetup on Sunday to see if anyone there wants to read it ... as long as it's back again by June. :-)

quadrat, I never heard back from you with your address - maybe your PM got lost on the way?? If so, PM me again, I still have the Kipling book for you. Thanks again for sharing!! :-)

Released 13 yrs ago (2/10/2008 UTC) at By mail in A BookCrosser, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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This caught pricklyskin's interest at meetup today. It'll be interesting to hear what she thinks. As long as it's back with me by June. :-) Happy reading!!

Journal Entry 7 by pricklyskin from -- wild release somewhere in Oslo, Oslo fylke Norway on Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Got it at the bookrossing meetup

Journal Entry 8 by SkeiveFilmerBCZ from -- wild release somewhere in Oslo, Oslo fylke Norway on Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Donated by pricklyskin.

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Released 12 yrs ago (6/28/2008 UTC) at Pridepark - Skeive dager in -- wild release somewhere in Oslo, Oslo fylke Norway

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To be released today at Pridepark during Oslo Pride 2008.

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