He was tried for sodomy convicted and sentenced to

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Unformatted text preview: ersationalist and his life was marked by overindulgence in sensuality • Constance Lloydà༎ wife • 2 sons • The public denounced as a sodomite • Oscar sued, and lost the case. He was tried for sodomy, convicted, and sentenced to two years doing hard labor • Actions were seen as self destructive • consistent with efforts to force society to examine it’s own hypocracy • 3 years after he was released, he died in Paris • Earnest- Rank as witty, insightful, and sharp commentaries...
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This document was uploaded on 03/23/2014 for the course ENG. 252 at University of Tennessee.

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