De Profundis and Other Prison Writings Book

De Profundis and Other Prison Writings


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Date : 2013-01-03
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780141920764

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De Profundis and Other Prison Writings is a new selection of Oscar Wilde's prison letters and poetry in Penguin Classics, edited and introduced by Colm Tóibín. At the start of 1895, Oscar Wilde was the toast of London, widely feted for his most recent stage success, An Ideal Husband. But by May of the same year, Wilde was in Reading prison sentenced to hard labour. 'De Profundis' is an epistolic account of Oscar Wilde's spiritual journey while in prison, and describes his new, shocking conviction that 'the supreme vice is shallowness'. This edition also includes further letters to his wife, his friends, the Home Secretary, newspaper editors and his lover Lord Alfred Douglas - Bosie - himself, as well as 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol', the heart-rending poem about a man sentenced to hang for the murder of the woman he loved. This Penguin edition is based on the definitive Complete Letters, edited by Wilde's grandson Merlin Holland. Colm Tóibín's introduction explores Wilde's duality in love, politics and literature. This edition also includes notes on the text and suggested further reading. Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin. His three volumes of short fiction, The Happy Prince, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and A House of Pomegranates, together with his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, won him a reputation as a writer with an original talent, a reputation enhanced by the phenomenal success of his society comedies - Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest. Colm Tóibín is the author of five novels, including The Blackwater Lightship and The Master, and a collection of stories, Mothers and Sons. His essay collection Love in a Dark Time: Gay Lives from Wilde to Almodovar appeared in 2002. He is the editor of The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction.

De Profundis and Other Prison Writings Book

De Profundis and Other Prison Writings


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Penguin Classics
  • Date : 2013
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN : 0140439900

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'I feel caught in a terrible net. I don't know where to turn. I care less when I think that he is thinking of me. I think of nothing else' 'De Profundis' is an epistolic account of Oscar Wilde's spiritual journey while in prison, and describes his conversion from his previous belief in pleasure and decadence to his new, shocking conviction that 'the supreme vice is shallowness'. This book also includes further letters to his wife, his friends, the Home Secretary and newspaper editors, as well as many to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas - Bosie - himself. 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol', written after Wilde's two year's hard labour in Reading prison and originally published anonymously, is the heart-rending and eye-opening tale of a man who has been sentenced to hang for the murder of the woman he loved. Colm Tóibín's introduction explores Wilde's family background and his success and reputation prior to his scandalous court case. He also examines Wilde's duality in love, politics and literature, and how his imprisonment affected the perception of his work. This edition also includes notes on the text and suggested further reading. Edited with an introduction by Colm Tóibín

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De Profundis


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Wordsworth Editions
  • Date : 1999
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 1840224010

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Contains De Profundis, The Ballad of Reading Gaol, The Soul of Man under Socialism, The Decay of Lying and The Critic as Artist.

Suspiria de Profundis Book

Suspiria de Profundis


  • Author : Thomas De Quincey
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Date : 2019-10-16
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9780486844565

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Famed for his autobiographical Confessions of an English Opium Eater, De Quincey extended his sensational accounts of drug addiction with the brief essays of Suspiria de Profundis ("Sighs from the Depths).

DE PROFUNDIS Book

DE PROFUNDIS


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : VICTORIA INSTITUTIONS
  • Date : 1930
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 151
  • ISBN :

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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.

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings Book
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The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Bantam Classics
  • Date : 2012-05-09
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 9780307757685

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Flamboyant and controversial, Oscar Wilde was a dazzling personality, a master of wit, and a dramatic genius whose sparkling comedies contain some of the most brilliant dialogue ever written for the English stage. Here in one volume are his immensely popular novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray; his last literary work, “The Ballad of Reading Gaol,” a product of his own prison experience; and four complete plays: Lady Windermere’s Fan, his first dramatic success, An Ideal Husband, which pokes fun at conventional morality, The Importance of Being Earnest, his finest comedy, and Salomé, a portrait of uncontrollable love originally written in French and faithfully translated by Richard Ellmann. Every selection appears in its entirety–a marvelous collection of outstanding works by the incomparable Oscar Wilde, who’s been aptly called “a lord of language” by Max Beerbohm.

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De Profundis


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Date : 2020-10-29
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9789176393819

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"But it is a very unimaginative nature that only cares for people on their pedestals. A pedestal may be a very unreal thing. A pillory is a terrific reality." Thus wrote Oscar Wilde in a farewell letter to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas (Bosie) in 1897 while serving a two-year sentence for "gross indecency with other male persons". In it, he sorts out his life and his love for Bosie, who, he feels, abandoned him to his fate. It is an intensely personal letter that follows the stages of grief and interlaces the religious with art. It was published in 1905, five years after Wilde’s death, and given the Latin title, ‘De Profundis’ which translates to "from the depths". In 2016 Patti Smith went to Reading Prison, where Wilde was incarcerated, and read the letter out loud as part of an exhibition. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet, famous for ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ and ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ to name a couple. He was believed to be a homosexual and met a lot of resistance in his life on that account. He died in Paris at the age of 46.

The Soul of Man  and Prison Writings Book

The Soul of Man and Prison Writings


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Date : 1999
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0192839616

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'All limitations, external or internal, are prison-walls, and life is a limitation.' Presenting the less familiar, serious Wilde before and after his fall, this volume includes The Soul of Man, a manifesto on Individualism, De Profundis, the self-analysing piece he wrote in gaol, two open letters to the Daily Chronicle on prison injustice, and The Ballad of Reading Gaol, inspiredby the execution of a fellow-prisoner.

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The Ballad of Reading Gaol


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Date : 1898
  • Category : Ballads, English
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044020394466

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He did not wear his scarlet coat, For blood and wine are red, And blood and wine were on his hands When they found him with the dead, The poor dead woman whom he loved, And murdered in her bed. He walked amongst the Trial Men In a suit of shabby grey; A cricket cap was on his head, And his step seemed light and gay; But I never saw a man who looked So wistfully at the day. I never saw a man who looked With such a wistful eye Upon that little tent of blue Which prisoners call the sky, And at every drifting cloud that went With sails of silver by.

De Profundis Book

De Profundis


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Date : 2018-05
  • Category :
  • Pages : 46
  • ISBN : 1719153302

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De Profundis (Latin: "from the depths") is a letter written by Oscar Wilde during his imprisonment in Reading Gaol, to "Bosie" (Lord Alfred Douglas). In its first half Wilde recounts their previous relationship and extravagant lifestyle which eventually led to Wilde's conviction and imprisonment for gross indecency. He indicts both Lord Alfred's vanity and his own weakness in acceding to those wishes. In the second half, Wilde charts his spiritual development in prison and identification with Jesus Christ, whom he characterises as a romantic, individualist artist. The letter began "Dear Bosie" and ended "Your Affectionate Friend." Wilde wrote the letter between January and March 1897, close to the end of his imprisonment. Contact had lapsed between Douglas and Wilde and the latter had suffered from his close supervision, physical labour, and emotional isolation. Nelson, the new prison governor, thought that writing might be more cathartic than prison labour. He was not allowed to send the long letter which he was allowed to write "for medicinal purposes"; each page was taken away when completed, and only at the end could he read it over and make revisions. Nelson gave the long letter to him on his release on 18 May 1897. Wilde entrusted the manuscript to the journalist Robert Ross (another former lover, loyal friend and rival to "Bosie"). Ross published the letter in 1905, five years after Wilde's death, giving it the title "De Profundis" from Psalm 130. It was an incomplete version, excised of its autobiographical elements and references to the Queensberry family; various editions gave more text until in 1962 the complete and correct version appeared in a volume of Wilde's letters.

De Profundis and Other Writings Book

De Profundis and Other Writings


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1954
  • Category :
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : OCLC:658145465

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A collection of essays and poems and the letter to Lord Alfred Douglas written from prison.

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De Profundis and Other Writings


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Date : 1973-08-30
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 9780140430899

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The Annotated Prison Writings of Oscar Wilde Book

The Annotated Prison Writings of Oscar Wilde


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Belknap Press
  • Date : 2018
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 0674984382

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"And I? May I say nothing, my lord?" With these words, Oscar Wilde's courtroom trials came to a close. The lord in question, High Court justice Sir Alfred Wills, sent Wilde to the cells, sentenced to two years in prison with hard labor for the crime of "gross indecency" with other men. As cries of "shame" emanated from the gallery, the convicted aesthete was roundly silenced. But he did not remain so. Behind bars and in the period immediately after his release, Wilde wrote two of his most powerful works--the long autobiographical letter De Profundis and an expansive best-selling poem, The Ballad of Reading Gaol. In The Annotated Prison Writings of Oscar Wilde, Nicholas Frankel collects these and other prison writings, accompanied by historical illustrations and his rich facing-page annotations. As Frankel shows, Wilde experienced prison conditions designed to break even the toughest spirit, and yet his writings from this period display an imaginative and verbal brilliance left largely intact. Wilde also remained politically steadfast, determined that his writings should inspire improvements to Victorian England's grotesque regimes of punishment. But while his reformist impulse spoke to his moment, Wilde also wrote for eternity. At once a savage indictment of the society that jailed him and a moving testimony to private sufferings, Wilde's prison writings--illuminated by Frankel's extensive notes--reveal a very different man from the famous dandy and aesthete who shocked and amused the English-speaking world.

The Complete Short Stories of Oscar Wilde Book

The Complete Short Stories of Oscar Wilde


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Date : 2012-04-19
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780486121864

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Complete texts of "The Happy Prince and Other Tales," "A House of Pomegranates," "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories," "Poems in Prose," and "The Portrait of Mr. W. H."