De Profundis and Other Prison Writings (Paperback)
 
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De Profundis and Other Prison Writings (Paperback)

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    A definitive new collection of Oscar Wilde’s best prison letters and poetry, with an introduction by Colm Toibin
    Bankrupt and with his reputation in ruins, Oscar Wilde wrote the astonishing letter “De Profundis” to his......more

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A definitive new collection of Oscar Wilde’s best prison letters and poetry, with an introduction by Colm Toibin
Bankrupt and with his reputation in ruins, Oscar Wilde wrote the astonishing letter “De Profundis” to his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, while in prison. Editor Colm Toibin, the acclaimed author of The Blackwater Lightship, The Master, and Brooklyn, describes it as Wilde’s “greatest piece of prose writing.” Also included is “The Ballad of Reading Gaol,” Wilde’s most famous poem and one of the greatest ballads in the English language, as well as other letters Wilde wrote from prison that reveal the true effects of incarceration on the people he met. Based on the Penguin Classics edition of the Complete Letters, this collection features a new introduction, notes, and appendices.

Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was the author of the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray and several well-loved plays, including An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest.

Colm Toibin is the author of The Blackwater Lightship and The Master, both shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, among other books. He lives in Dublin.

Author:
Wilde, Oscar
Series Title:
Penguin Classics
Genre:
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
266
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Publish Date:
04/30/2013
Copyright Year:
2013
ISBN:
9780140439908
Height:
7.75 in
Wdth:
5.25 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.5 lb
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