De profundis oscar wilde pdf
De Profundis Quotes by Oscar Wilde
HOWEVER, copyright law varies in other countries, and the work may still be under copyright in the country from which you are accessing this website. It is your responsibility to check the applicable copyright laws in your country before downloading this work. Note that later editions of De Profundis contained more material. It takes the form of a 50, word open letter written to Lord Alfred Douglas, his erstwhile lover. Wilde was not allowed to send the letter while still a prisoner, but was allowed to take it with him at the end of his sentence.
Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Tapley Co. Frontispiece Reading Gaol 32 "One who watches sheep upon a moor". Preface to De Profundis. On May 25, , Oscar Wilde was sentenced to two years' imprisonment. He had brought about his own downfall by bringing a suit for libel against the Marquis of Queensbery, who had charged him with evil practices, with the result that during the progress of the case, Wilde, the prosecutor, became the defendant.
Wilde wrote the letter between January and March ; he was not allowed to send it, but took it with him upon release. In it he repudiates Lord Alfred for what Wilde finally sees as his arrogance and vanity; he had not forgotten Douglas's remark, when he was ill, "When you are not on your pedestal you are not interesting. Last edited by Clean Up Bot.
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