Jennifer
Jennifer asked:

Is Mr. Wilde gay in this book? (I would hate for that aspect to be ignore/amended).

Laura I would say the book's coyness about this question is one of its main weaknesses. The book skirts on the margins of one of the major historical male-brothel scandals of the era and it's made clear that Wilde is quite familiar with the company of rent boys, but a veneer of plausible deniability is constantly maintained. I'm sure that this delicacy on the subject is historically appropriate, but it also gets in the way of a real connection with the character.
Geordie No. He denies being homosexual (or bisexual) repeatedly. It's definitely the most aggravating (maybe even confusing) aspect of the book.
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