De Profundis

De Profundis

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by Oscar Wilde
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1599866625

ISBN-13: 9781599866628

Pub. Date: 10/19/2007

Publisher: Filiquarian Publishing

Oscar Wilde wrote "I don't defend my conduct, I explain it," when he was imprisoned in Reading Gaol in 1895 for his violation of England's stringent laws against homosexuality. Wilde's nototious liaison with the Marquess of Queensberry's son, Lord Alfred Douglas ("Bosie"), had so inflamed the Marquess that he made public attacks on Wilde's character and morals.

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Oscar Wilde wrote "I don't defend my conduct, I explain it," when he was imprisoned in Reading Gaol in 1895 for his violation of England's stringent laws against homosexuality. Wilde's nototious liaison with the Marquess of Queensberry's son, Lord Alfred Douglas ("Bosie"), had so inflamed the Marquess that he made public attacks on Wilde's character and morals. In return, Wilde sued for slader, an action which, to Wilde's bitter astonishment, led to a series of scandalous trials and convictions. From his cell in prison, Oscar Wilde wrote De Profundis, the detailed and unsparing revelation of his love and tragedy.

With a major feature film biography scheduled for release and the current tremendous success of the long-running play Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, the text of this remarkable document with the Hart-Davis notes is uniquely relevant. This volume alone provides the entire content of De Profundis; W.H. Auden's famous essay in The New Yorker further sets the stage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599866628
Publisher:
Filiquarian Publishing
Publication date:
10/19/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
56
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)

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De Profundis 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Missing the beginning and the end of the book
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Story depicts the feelings of Oscar Wilde while imprisoned. Read is repetative and mostly correlates his feelings to the arts and religion.
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