De Profundis - Oscar Wilde Reviews
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Newest Review: ... window beneath which one sits is grey. It is always twilight in one's cell, as it is always twilight in one's heart.' De ... more
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by - written on 08/12/10 (Very useful, 89 readings)
De Profundis ('from the depths') is a long letter (I'm not sure why this has been put in the fiction section) written by Oscar Wilde in 1897 to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas. Wilde wrote the letter towards the end of his imprisonment in Reading Gaol for 'homosexual offences' but it was only published five years after his death. Wilde's intimate friendship with Douglas infuriated Lord Alfred's father, the Marquess of Queensberry, and he baited Wilde, even in public. Wilde, egged on by Douglas (who hated his father), sued Queensberry but lost the case. He was sent to prison for a couple of years and his reputation, finances and health were all subsequently ruined. De ... Read the complete review
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