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ISBN-10: 0679783210
ISBN-13: 9780679783213
Publisher: Modern Library
Publish Date: 09/12/2000
Dimensions: 7.98" L, 5.22" W, 0.47" H

de Profundis

Preface by: Richard Ellmann

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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.

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

ISBN-10: 0679783210
ISBN-13: 9780679783213
Publisher: Modern Library
Publish Date: 09/12/2000
Dimensions: 7.98" L, 5.22" W, 0.47" H
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