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De Profundis

De Profundis

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Written by Oscar WildeAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Oscar Wilde
Preface by Richard EllmannAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Richard Ellmann

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
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  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • On Sale: September 12, 2000
  • Price: $13.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-78321-3 (0-679-78321-0)
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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.

This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition contains newly commissioned notes.