By Theodore Winthrop,Christopher Looby
"Heterosexuality, this novel forthrightly claims, is a negative 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 long island urban from his stories out of the country, unmoored by way of information of the obvious suicide of his finished youth buddy Clara Denman, and drawn even with himself towards the sinister man-about-town Densdeth, Robert Byng is unsettlingly adrift within the urban of his beginning. issues take an excellent stranger flip as soon as he reveals accommodations within the Gothic halls of Chrysalis collage in reduce long island. There he meets the mysteriously reclusive Cecil Dreeme, incredible artist and creature of the evening. In Dreeme, Byng reveals a chum not like any he has recognized earlier than. yet is Cecil the fellow he claims to be, and will their friendship continue to exist the risks they'll quickly face together?
Issued posthumously in 1861, Cecil Dreeme was once 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 responsibility through the Civil warfare. Newly edited through Christopher Looby, it's a very queer e-book indeed.
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Cecil Dreeme (Q19: The Queer American Nineteenth Century) by Theodore Winthrop,Christopher Looby