de Profundis (Paperback)
This vintage book contains a letter written by Oscar Wilde to Lord Alfred Douglas, first published in 1905. It was composed whilst Wilde was imprisoned in Reading Goal, and recounts their relationship and lifestyle, that resulted in his conviction and incarceration for gross indecency. In the latter half of the letter Wilde chronicles his spiritual progress and identifies himself with Jesus Christ, whom he considers a romantic artist. This fascinating and uniquely insightful epistle constitutes a must-read for those with an interest in the life and mind of Oscar Wilde. It is not to be missed by the discerning collector. Many antiquarian books such as this are increasingly hard to come by and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.