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Sep 12, 2000
| ISBN 9780679783213
Jun 30, 2010
| ISBN 9780307757180
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Sep 12, 2000 | ISBN 9780679783213
Jun 30, 2010 | ISBN 9780307757180
Written from Wilde’s prison cell at Reading Gaol to his friend and lover Lord Alfred Douglas, De Profundis explodes the conventions of the traditional love letter and offers a scathing indictment of Douglas’s behavior, a mournful elegy for Wilde’s own lost greatness, and an impassioned plea for reconciliation. At once a bracingly honest account of ruinous attachment and a profound meditation on human suffering, De Profundis is a classic of gay literature. Richard Ellmann calls De Profundis "a love letter…One of the greatest, and the longest, ever written."This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition contains newly commissioned notes.
Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was an Irish writer, poet, and playwright. His novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, brought him lasting recognition, and he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era with a series of witty social… More about Oscar Wilde
"Displays the insight, honesty, and unself-conscious style of a great writer."–W. H. Auden
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