By Theodore Winthrop,Christopher Looby
"Heterosexuality, this novel forthrightly claims, is a terrible alternative for passionate love among men—and heterosexuality's ancient emergence within the 19th century is for that reason, Cecil Dreeme laments, a grave misfortune."—Christopher Looby, from the Introduction
Freshly again to manhattan urban from his stories out of the country, unmoored by means of information of the plain suicide of his comprehensive youth buddy Clara Denman, and drawn inspite of himself towards the sinister man-about-town Densdeth, Robert Byng is unsettlingly adrift within the urban of his start. issues take an excellent stranger flip as soon as he unearths accommodations within the Gothic halls of Chrysalis university in decrease ny. There he meets the mysteriously reclusive Cecil Dreeme, superb artist and creature of the evening. In Dreeme, Byng unearths a pal in contrast to any he has recognized sooner than. yet is Cecil the guy he claims to be, and will their friendship live on the hazards they're going to quickly face together?
Issued posthumously in 1861, Cecil Dreeme used to be the 1st released novel of Theodore Winthrop, who has the unlucky contrast of being one of many first Union officials killed within the line of accountability through the Civil struggle. Newly edited by way of Christopher Looby, it's a very queer publication indeed.
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Cecil Dreeme (Q19: The Queer American Nineteenth Century) by Theodore Winthrop,Christopher Looby