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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

Portrays the lives of Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas through a letter written by Wilde, professing his love for Douglas and his disappointment of his own deteriorating life in prison.

Table of Contents

Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307757180
Publisher:
Modern Library
Subject:
Social Science : Gay Studies
Preface:
Ellmann, Richard
Author:
Oscar, Wilde
Author:
Wilde, Oscar
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Reading
Subject:
Prisoners
Subject:
General
Subject:
Authors, irish
Subject:
Wilde, Oscar
Subject:
Authors, Irish - 19th century
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20000912
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
136

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Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

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"Synopsis" by , Portrays the lives of Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas through a letter written by Wilde, professing his love for Douglas and his disappointment of his own deteriorating life in prison.
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