Author Laura Lee Discusses Oscar Wilde and her New Book “Oscar’s Ghost”
Tuesday October 17, 2017: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Years after Oscar Wilde’s death, two of his closest friends, Lord Alfred Douglas and his literary executor Robert Ross—both former lovers—engaged in a bitter battle over Wilde’s legacy and who was to blame for his downfall and early death. The centerpiece of the conflict was Ross’s handling of Wilde’s prison manuscript, De Profundis.
The furious struggle led to stalking, blackmail, witness tampering, prison, and a series of dramatic lawsuits. The feud had long-lasting repercussions, not only for the two men, but also for how we remember Oscar Wilde today.
Join author Laura Lee as she discusses this fascinating story, the subject of her new book [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1518259| Oscar’s Ghost].
Laura Lee is the author of 20 books including fiction, non-fiction and children's literature. She lives in Rochester, MI and divides her time between writing and touring the country with a ballet master class project. Oscar's Ghost is the result of six years of research into Oscar Wilde and his circle.
This event includes a book signing and books will be for sale.