In Excelsis

Lord Alfred DOUGLAS (1870 - 1945)

In 1924, Lord Alfred Douglas was sued by Winston Churchill after he alleged that the politician had been part of a Jewish-backed conspiracy to commit various acts of wartime misconduct. Douglas lost the case and was jailed for six months. During his time at Wormwood Scrubs, Douglas wrote a sonnet sequence that he would title In Excelsis (in the highest), a reversal of the title of the prison letter written by his former lover, Oscar Wilde (De Profundis - from the depths). Douglas claims in the preface to the volume that the poems are spiritual in nature. They also include poorly disguised attacks on Wilde and support for anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. (Rob Marland)

Genre(s): Single author

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Rob Marland
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Play 01 Sonnet I Rob Marland
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Play 02 Sonnet II Rob Marland
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Play 03 Sonnet III Rob Marland
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Play 04 Sonnet IV Rob Marland
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Play 05 Sonnet V Rob Marland
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Play 06 Sonnet VI Rob Marland
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Play 07 Sonnet VII Rob Marland
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Play 08 Sonnet VIII Rob Marland
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Play 09 Sonnet IX Rob Marland
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Play 10 Sonnet X Rob Marland
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Play 11 Sonnet XI Rob Marland
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Play 12 Sonnet XII Rob Marland
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Play 13 Sonnet XIII Rob Marland
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Play 14 Sonnet XIV Rob Marland
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Play 15 Sonnet XV Rob Marland
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Play 16 Sonnet XVI Rob Marland
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Play 17 Epilogue Rob Marland
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