De Profundis and Other Prison Writings download free [PDF and Ebook] by Oscar Wilde

De Profundis and Other Prison Writings download free [PDF and Ebook] by Oscar Wilde year 2013
  • Book name: De Profundis and Other Prison Writings
  • Author: Oscar Wilde
  • Release date: 2013/5/3
  • Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Poetry and Drama
  • ISBN: 9780140439908
  • Rating: 9.13 of 10
  • Votes: 483
  • Review by: Malani Willson
  • Review rating: 7.35 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/17
  • Total pages: 304
  • Includes a PDF summary of 28 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: De Profundis and Other Prison Writings is a new selection of Oscar Wilde's prison letters and poetry in Penguin Classics, edited and introduced by Colm Toibin.At the start of 1895, Oscar Wilde was the toast of London, widely feted for his most recent stage success, An Ideal Husband. But by May of the same year, Wilde was in Reading prison sentenced to hard labour. 'De Profundis' is an epistolic account of Oscar Wilde's spiritual journey while in prison, and describes his new, shocking conviction that 'the supreme vice is shallowness'. This edition also includes further letters to his wife, his friends, the Home Secretary, newspaper editors and his lover Lord Alfred Douglas - Bosie - himself, as well as 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol', the heart-rending poem about a man sentenced to hang for the murder of the woman he loved. This Penguin edition is based on the definitive Complete Letters, edited by Wilde's grandson Merlin Holland. Colm Toibin's introduction explores Wilde's duality in love, politics and literature. This edition also includes notes on the text and suggested further reading. Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin. His three volumes of short fiction, The Happy Prince, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and A House of Pomegranates, together with his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, won him a reputation as a writer with an original talent, a reputation enhanced by the phenomenal success of his society comedies - Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest. Colm Toibin is the author of five novels, including The Blackwater Lightship and The Master, and a collection of stories, Mothers and Sons. His essay collection Love in a Dark Time: Gay Lives from Wilde to Almodovar appeared in 2002. He is the editor of The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 12H50M7S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Short Story Books, Literary Essays, Anthologies (non-poetry), Classic Books & Novels, Poetry By Individual Poets, Diaries, Letters & Journals
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 12.12 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x17mm
  • Weight: 224g
  • Printed by: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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