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In Extremis

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On March 24, 1895, Mrs. Robinson, a society palm-reader, agreed to see Oscar Wilde in her London flat. Wilde’s lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, "Bosie," was urging him to sue the Marquis of Queensberry (Bosie’s father) for libel. But Wilde’s friends, wary of Queensberry’s power, were warning him to leave town. A play about a man at the height of his fame asking a complete stran ...more
Paperback, 56 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Oberon Books
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Kelly
Nov 21, 2011 Kelly rated it it was ok
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In Extremis is subtitled "A Love Letter", which could be the subtitle of everything written about Oscar Wilde, ever. Is there anyone who doesn't fall in love with him a little more every time they read about him? So I imagine that goes double for anyone who tries to write about him.

According to a telegram Wilde sent a friend, he visited a palm reader shortly before his trial. Though his friends were urging him to flee for France, "Mrs. Robinson" told him that his trial would be a great triumph
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Neil Bartlett is a playwright and a novelist. He founded his first theatre company in 1982 and is now an "independent theatre-maker and freelance director", continuing to write novels and work as an activist for gay rights.

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