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Teleny or The Reverse of the Medal
Novel attributed to Oscar Wilde and friends (anonymous)

Gay erotic classic

Teleny is a homoerotic novel and an important antithesis to the prudish idealism of the neo-classic and neo-romantic lyric love poetry of the fin de siècle. It is a work of unmasking the cynical double moral standards of the Victorian era: The love of Camille and Teleny is shattered by social reprisals.
The book was published in 1893 in 200 copies by Leonard Smithers who praised it as being "the most powerful and cleverly written erotic Romance which has appeared in the English language" during that era, "a book which will certainly rank as the chief of its class."

The homoerotic classic.

The linocuts presented in this book (see Flash at the right) are available as original prints. Please visit the "art work" section of our online bookstore.

ISBN: 1595690360 / 9781595690364

Language: English


Subjects: Fiction (gay, erotic, novel, anonymous, homosexuality)

Pages: 144

Book Type: 5.5 x 8.5 in, Perfect Bound - Paperback)

Illustrations: Uday K. Dhar


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