De Profundis
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De Profundis

Oscar Wilde

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De Profundis

Oscar Wilde

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Renowned as a wit, poet, dramatist and one of the great conversationalists of his age, Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) nevertheless fell victim to the forces of repression and prudery in late Victorian England. As a result of his affair with Lord Alfred Douglas, Wilde was found guilty of homosexual offenses and jailed for two years.
While in prison, he wrote De Profundis, a long and bitter letter of recrimination addressed to Douglas. In it, he accuses Douglas of shallowness, selfishness, greed, gross interference with his [Wilde's] artistic efforts and other faults and wrongdoing. Nevertheless, it is clear from this letter that Wilde deeply loved Douglas and still harbored strong feelings for him, in spite of Douglas' role in Wilde's downfall. While the letter is a touching cri de coeur that offers fascinating insights into Wilde's life in prison and the background and psychology of a notorious affair, its eloquence, passion, and literary excellence raise it above the level of the purely personal. Instead, it becomes a universal statement about love, injustice and the pain of living in the world.

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Year
2013
ISBN
9780486159713

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APA 6 Citation
Wilde, O. (2013). De Profundis ([edition unavailable]). Dover Publications. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/1443893/de-profundis-pdf (Original work published 2013)
Chicago Citation
Wilde, Oscar. (2013) 2013. De Profundis. [Edition unavailable]. Dover Publications. https://www.perlego.com/book/1443893/de-profundis-pdf.
Harvard Citation
Wilde, O. (2013) De Profundis. [edition unavailable]. Dover Publications. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/1443893/de-profundis-pdf (Accessed: 14 October 2022).
MLA 7 Citation
Wilde, Oscar. De Profundis. [edition unavailable]. Dover Publications, 2013. Web. 14 Oct. 2022.