Secret Selves: Confession and Same-sex Desire in Victorian Autobiography

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University of North Carolina Press, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 270 pages
Focusing on the representation of same-sex desire in Victorian autobiographical writing, Oliver Buckton offers readings of works by influential figures in late-19th-century literature and culture. Combining research, historical analysis, and contemporary theories of autobiography, gender and sexual identity, he provides studies of confessional narratives by Edward Carpenter, John Henry Newman, John Addington Symonds, Oscar Wilde, and, in an epilogue, E.M. Forster.

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Contents

Desire and Displacement in John Addington Symondss Memoirs
60
Defacing Oscar Wilde
107
Notes
219
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Oliver S. Buckton is associate professor of English at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.

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