Bosie: A Biography of Lord Alfred Douglas In a centennial year which threatens many more books on Wilde, Murray’s book does a fine job of putting an irksome and faded legendary boy to bed.
On film. In the films Oscar Wilde and The Trials of Oscar Wilde, both released in 1960, Douglas was portrayed by John Neville and John Fraser respectively. In the 1997 British film Wilde, Douglas was portrayed by Jude Law. In the upcoming 2018 film The Happy …
Alfred was generally believed to bear a striking similarity in appearance to Wellesley (and if it were true then it would make Lord Alfred Douglas the great-great-nephew of the Iron Duke). He was perhaps best known during his lifetime as a magnificent wit and entertainer.
Oscar Wilde and myself (1914). By: Lord Alfred Douglas (illustrated): Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas (22 October 1870 ? 20 March 1945), nicknamed Bosie, known as the friend and lover of Oscar Wilde.
Bosie: A Biography of Lord Alfred Douglas. There is a vogue these days for biographies of minor, peripheral characters who lived on the margins of literary greatness: Tennyson’s wife, for instance, or Dickens’ mistress. This new biography of Lord Alfred Douglas, the son of the Marquess of Queensbury and, most scandalously, the lover of Oscar Wilde,
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The poet that time forgot. Lord Alfred Douglas is remembered as the man who ruined Oscar Wilde. When I was a boy, my great uncle, Lord Alfred Douglas – or Bosie, as he was known – was just the photograph of a beautiful young man in a dusty old book of his poetry.
Douglas published several volumes of poetry; two books about his relationship with Wilde, Oscar Wilde and Myself (1914; largely ghostwritten by T. W. H. Crosland, the assistant editor of The Academy and later repudiated by Douglas), Oscar Wilde: A Summing Up (1940); and a memoir, The Autobiography of Lord Alfred Douglas (1931).
LORD ALFRED DOUGLAS, known as Bosie, was a lover of Oscar Wilde. When Wilde was asked in his 1895 trial for “gross indecency” whether the phrase in Douglas’s poem Two Loves referred to the
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