Written as a satire based on the alleged relationship between English authors Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas, this fictional work was used as evidence in the Regina v Wilde court trial on charges of gross indecency. Its title is taken from an alleged 19th century code for secretly gay men which was a green flower pinned onto a suit or shirt to identify each other.
1757985The Green CarnationRobert Smythe Hichens1894
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The author died in 1950, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 60 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.