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de Profundis
by Oscar Wilde and Richard Ellmann


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780679783213
  • ISBN-10: 0679783210
  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • Publish Date: September 2000
  • Page Count: 160
  • Dimensions: 7.98 x 5.22 x 0.47 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.31 pounds

Series: Modern Library Classics (Paperback)

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Books > Social Science > LGBT Studies - Gay Studies
Books > Literary Collections > European - English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

 
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