de Profundis (Paperback)

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De Profundis is a letter written by Oscar Wilde during his imprisonment in Reading Gaol, to -Bosie- (Lord Alfred Douglas). During 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-.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781530539888
ISBN-10: 1530539889
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: March 14th, 2016
Pages: 40
Language: English