De Profundis (Paperback)

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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.

Praise for De Profundis…


"Displays the insight, honesty, and unself-conscious style of a great writer."
--W. H. Auden

Product Details ISBN-10: 0679783210
ISBN-13: 9780679783213
Published: Modern Library, 09/12/2000
Pages: 160
Language: English


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