A Strange Love: A Novel of Abnormal Passion

By: Eekhoud, Georges

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A very early gay novel, originally published in 1900, by a Belgian writer with the first English translation in 1908, set in 19th Century rural Flanders. A gay count returns after years abroad to an isolated uptight community where his love for a peasant boy brings furious attacks by fanatic and bigoted villages whipped up by the girl he spurned. The count's gay education of his peasant boy includes the history of the boy-Emperor whose lover voluntarily joined him for beheading. This pioneer work of fiction was among the first novels to focus unapologetically on gay relationships and the author, a distinguished Belgian literary figure, faced legal prosecution for this book. Georges Eekhoud (1854-1927), a Belgian poet and novelist, became known as the editor of the Antwerp Precurseur, from which post he passed to the position of literary critic of the Etoile Belge.

Title: A Strange Love: A Novel of Abnormal Passion

Author Name: Eekhoud, Georges

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Fredonia Books (NL):

ISBN Number: 1410108910

ISBN Number 13: 9781410108913

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: ING9781410108913

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