De Profundis and Other Prison Writings


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At the start of 1895, Oscar Wilde was the toast of London, widely feted for his most recent stage success, ‘An Ideal Husband’. But by May of the same year, Wilde was in Reading prison sentenced to hard labour. ‘De Profundis’ is an epistolic account of Oscar Wilde’s spiritual journey while in prison, and describes his new, shocking conviction that ‘the supreme vice is shallowness’. This edition also includes further letters to his wife, his friends, the Home Secretary, newspaper editors and his lover Lord Alfred Douglas – Bosie – himself, as well as ‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol’, the heart-rending poem about a man sentenced to hang for the murder of the woman he loved.

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At the start of 1895, Oscar Wilde was the toast of London, widely feted for his most recent stage success, ‘An Ideal Husband’. But by May of the same year, Wilde was in Reading prison sentenced to hard labour. ‘De Profundis’ is an epistolic account of Oscar Wilde’s spiritual journey while in prison, and describes his new, shocking conviction that ‘the supreme vice is shallowness’. This edition also includes further letters to his wife, his friends, the Home Secretary, newspaper editors and his lover Lord Alfred Douglas – Bosie – himself, as well as ‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol’, the heart-rending poem about a man sentenced to hang for the murder of the woman he loved.

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Author Oscar Wilde Published by Penguin Classics ISBN 9780140439908 EAN 9780140439908 Bic Code D Cover Paperback

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