de Profundis (Paperback)
Facing charges of indecency and wondering if he should abscond to France, Oscar Wilde finally ended up serving a two-year prison sentence in Reading Gaol. It is during this period that he wrote a 50,000 word letter entitled De Profundis (Latin: "from the depths") to Lord Alfred Douglas, his lover. In the meantime, his love for his lover had turned into a sort of bitterness, and the tone of this long letter manages to capture that bitterness as well as the extraordinary attachment he felt for Douglas.
About the Author
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 - 30 November 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet.