Paul Bailey knew Quentin Crisp for more than thirty years.

The Stately Homo presents a multifaceted portrait of this unique, and uniquely amusing, character with contributions from friends, admirers, and critics. The book has been designed to explore his life from a variety of angles, with the aim of surprising those readers who think they have him pigeon-holed. His various careers--as a performer, artist's model, writer of a memorable autobiography and authority on style and etiquette--are examined with wit, affection, and disinterested criticism. The Stately Homo is a tribute to one of the twentieth century's true English eccentrics.

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