This book helped make sense of something that I always thought of as a mystery: Why did Oscar Wilde sue Queensbury for libel when he was sure to lose? Why risk being sent to prison for being a "sodomite"?
This book delves into the "secret life" of Oscar Wilde and holds nothing back. Oscar's sexual double life is examined unflinchingly and reveals much about not only Oscar's life, but also his work.
I really enjoyed the way that his relationship with Bosie was portrayed. Previously, I have read that it was nothing but a poisonous relationship, and while it had its dark times, McKenna reveals how much love the two of them really felt for one another.
After reading this book, I felt that Oscar's life was less of a tragedy, and more of an adventure.
This book is not for homophobes or anyone who is easily upset about frank discussions of sexuality.
There is also a very interesting part about the Prime Minister, Roseberry.