Many know of Wilde’s spectacular rise and dramatic fall, but less familiar are the circumstances of his ordeal behind the iron bars and stone walls of the brutal Victorian prison system.

season of sorrow

Wilde was convicted of gross indecency and sentenced to two years hard labour.

There are many biographies of Wilde, but The Season of Sorrow is the first in comics form. It tells the story of Wilde’s suffering under the cruel “silent system” in his own words, taken from his letters and from the memoirs of friends, prison guards, governors, inspectors, and chaplains.

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