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Book De Profundis and Other Prison Writings

Download or read book De Profundis and Other Prison Writings written by Oscar Wilde and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2013-01-03 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 Tóibín. 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 Tóibín'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 Tóibín 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.

Book De Profundis

Download or read book De Profundis written by Oscar Wilde and published by London : Methuen. This book was released on 1909 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: De Profundis (Latin: "from the depths") is a letter written by Oscar Wilde during his imprisonment in Reading Gaol, to "Bosie" (Lord Alfred Douglas).In its first half Wilde recounts their previous relationship and extravagant lifestyle which eventually led to Wilde's conviction and imprisonment for gross indecency. He indicts both Lord Alfred's vanity and his own weakness in acceding to those wishes. In the second half, Wilde charts his spiritual development in prison and identification with Jesus Christ, whom he characterises as a romantic, individualist artist. The letter began "Dear Bosie" and ended "Your Affectionate Friend".Wilde wrote the letter between January and March 1897, close to the end of his imprisonment. Contact had lapsed between Douglas and Wilde and the latter had suffered from his close supervision, physical labour and emotional isolation. Nelson, the new prison governor, thought that writing might be more cathartic than prison labour. He was not allowed to send the long letter which he was allowed to write "for medicinal purposes"; each page was taken away when completed, and only at the end could he read it over and make revisions. Nelson gave the long letter to him on his release on 18 May 1897.Wilde entrusted the manuscript to the journalist Robert Ross (another former lover, loyal friend and rival to "Bosie"). Ross published the letter in 1905, five years after Wilde's death, giving it the title "De Profundis" from Psalm 130. It was an incomplete version, excised of its autobiographical elements and references to the Queensberry family; various editions gave more text until in 1962 the complete and correct version appeared in a volume of Wilde's letters.

Book De Profundis

    Book Details:
  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Wordsworth Editions
  • Release : 1999
  • ISBN : 9781840224016
  • Pages : 324 pages

Download or read book De Profundis written by Oscar Wilde and published by Wordsworth Editions. This book was released on 1999 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contains De Profundis, The Ballad of Reading Gaol, The Soul of Man under Socialism, The Decay of Lying and The Critic as Artist.

Book The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings

Download or read book The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings written by Oscar Wilde and published by Bantam Classics. This book was released on 2012-05-09 with total page 594 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Flamboyant and controversial, Oscar Wilde was a dazzling personality, a master of wit, and a dramatic genius whose sparkling comedies contain some of the most brilliant dialogue ever written for the English stage. Here in one volume are his immensely popular novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray; his last literary work, “The Ballad of Reading Gaol,” a product of his own prison experience; and four complete plays: Lady Windermere’s Fan, his first dramatic success, An Ideal Husband, which pokes fun at conventional morality, The Importance of Being Earnest, his finest comedy, and Salomé, a portrait of uncontrollable love originally written in French and faithfully translated by Richard Ellmann. Every selection appears in its entirety–a marvelous collection of outstanding works by the incomparable Oscar Wilde, who’s been aptly called “a lord of language” by Max Beerbohm.

Book De Profundis and Other Writings

Download or read book De Profundis and Other Writings written by and published by Penguin Group. This book was released on 2015 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Soul of Man  and Prison Writings

Download or read book The Soul of Man and Prison Writings written by Oscar Wilde and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1999 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'All limitations, external or internal, are prison-walls, and life is a limitation.' Presenting the less familiar, serious Wilde before and after his fall, this volume includes The Soul of Man, a manifesto on Individualism, De Profundis, the self-analysing piece he wrote in gaol, two open letters to the Daily Chronicle on prison injustice, and The Ballad of Reading Gaol, inspiredby the execution of a fellow-prisoner.

Book Suspiria de Profundis

    Book Details:
  • Author : Thomas De Quincey
  • Publisher : BoD - Books on Demand
  • Release : 2023-05-13
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 222 pages

Download or read book Suspiria de Profundis written by Thomas De Quincey and published by BoD - Books on Demand. This book was released on 2023-05-13 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Suspiria is a collection of prose poems, or what De Quincey called “impassioned prose,” erratically written and published starting in 1854. Each Suspiria is a short essay written in reflection of the opium dreams De Quincey would experience over the course of his lifetime addiction, and they are considered by some critics to be some of the finest examples of prose poetry in all of English literature. De Quincey originally planned them as a sequel of sorts to his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, but the first set was published separately in Blackwood’s Magazine in the spring and summer of that 1854. De Quincey then published a revised version of those first Suspiria, along with several new ones, in his collected works. During his life he kept a master list of titles of the Suspiria he planned on writing, and completed several more before his death; those that survived time and fire were published posthumously in 1891.

Book Only Dull People Are Brilliant at Breakfast

Download or read book Only Dull People Are Brilliant at Breakfast written by Oscar Wilde and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2016-03-03 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'It would be unfair to expect other people to be as remarkable as oneself' Wilde's celebrated witticisms on the dangers of sincerity, duplicitous biographers, the stupidity of the English - and his own genius. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Book De Profundis

    Book Details:
  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1923
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 428 pages

Download or read book De Profundis written by Oscar Wilde and published by . This book was released on 1923 with total page 428 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Complete Short Stories of Oscar Wilde

Download or read book The Complete Short Stories of Oscar Wilde written by Oscar Wilde and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 2012-04-19 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Complete texts of "The Happy Prince and Other Tales," "A House of Pomegranates," "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories," "Poems in Prose," and "The Portrait of Mr. W. H."

Book Oscar s Ghost

    Book Details:
  • Author : Laura Lee
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Release : 2017-08-15
  • ISBN : 1445662590
  • Pages : 725 pages

Download or read book Oscar s Ghost written by Laura Lee and published by Amberley Publishing Limited. This book was released on 2017-08-15 with total page 725 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The dramatic story of the legal and emotional battle that raged between two of Oscar Wilde's closest friends – both former lovers – following the playwright's death

Book Oscar Wilde and Myself

Download or read book Oscar Wilde and Myself written by Alfred Bruce Douglas and published by . This book was released on 1914 with total page 362 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Annotated Prison Writings of Oscar Wilde

Download or read book The Annotated Prison Writings of Oscar Wilde written by Oscar Wilde and published by . This book was released on 2018 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Serving prison time with hard labor for the crime of gross indecency, Oscar Wilde wrote some of his most powerful works. A savage indictment of society, and testimony to private sufferings, his prison writings--illuminated by Nicholas Frankel's notes--reveal a different man from the dandy and aesthete who shocked or amused the English-speaking world.

Book The Identity Of Yeats

    Book Details:
  • Author : Richard Ellmann
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release : 2016-01-27
  • ISBN : 1786258315
  • Pages : 294 pages

Download or read book The Identity Of Yeats written by Richard Ellmann and published by Pickle Partners Publishing. This book was released on 2016-01-27 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This classic study of Yeats’ verse examines the poet’s development of theme, symbol, style, and pattern. Through his knowledge of Yeats’ life as well as his published and unpublished work, Ellmann recreates Yeats’ ways of thinking, seeing, and writing and clarifies his difficult poems.

Book De Profundis

    Book Details:
  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Les Prairies Numeriques
  • Release : 2020-10-28
  • ISBN : 9782382748145
  • Pages : 34 pages

Download or read book De Profundis written by Oscar Wilde and published by Les Prairies Numeriques. This book was released on 2020-10-28 with total page 34 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: De Profundis is a letter written by Oscar Wilde during his imprisonment in Reading Gaol, to "Bosie" (Lord Alfred Douglas).In its first half Wilde recounts their previous relationship and extravagant lifestyle which eventually led to Wilde's conviction and imprisonment for gross indecency. He indicts both Lord Alfred's vanity and his own weakness in acceding to those wishes. In the second half, Wilde charts his spiritual development in prison and identification with Jesus Christ, whom he characterises as a romantic, individualist artist. The letter began "Dear Bosie" and ended "Your Affectionate Friend".Wilde wrote the letter between January and March 1897, close to the end of his imprisonment. Contact had lapsed between Douglas and Wilde and the latter had suffered from his close supervision, physical labour, and emotional isolation. Nelson, the new prison governor, thought that writing might be more cathartic than prison labour. He was not allowed to send the long letter which he was allowed to write "for medicinal purposes" each page was taken away when completed, and only at the end could he read it over and make revisions. Nelson gave the long letter to him on his release on 18 May 1897.Wilde entrusted the manuscript to the journalist Robert Ross (another former lover, loyal friend, and rival to "Bosie"). Ross published the letter in 1905, five years after Wilde's death, giving it the title "De Profundis" from Psalm 130. It was an incomplete version, excised of its autobiographical elements and references to the Queensberry family various editions gave more text until in 1962 the complete and correct version appeared in a volume of Wilde's letters.In 1891 Wilde began an intimate friendship with Lord Alfred Douglas, a young, vain aristocrat. As the two grew closer, family and friends on both sides urged Wilde and Douglas to lessen their contact. Lord Alfred's father, the Marquess of Queensberry, often feuded with his son over the topic. Especially after the suicide death of his eldest son, the Viscount Drumlanrig, Queensberry privately accused them of improper acts and threatened to cut off Lord Alfred's allowance. When they refused, he began publicly harassing Wilde. In early 1895 Wilde had reached the height of his fame and success with his plays An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest on stage in London. When Wilde returned from holidays after the premieres, he found Queensberry's card at his club with the inscription: "For Oscar Wilde, posing somdomite ".Unable to bear further insults and encouraged by Lord Alfred (who wanted to attack his father in every possible way), Wilde sued Queensberry for criminal libel. Wilde withdrew his claim as the defence began, but the Judge deemed that Queensberry's accusation was justified. The Crown promptly issued a warrant for his arrest and he was charged with gross indecency with other men under the Labouchere Amendment in April 1895.

Book The Soul of Man Under Socialism and Selected Critical Prose

Download or read book The Soul of Man Under Socialism and Selected Critical Prose written by Oscar Wilde and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2007-02-22 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Selection includes The Portrait of Mr W.H., Wilde's defence of Dorian Gray, reviews, and the writings from 'Intentions' (1891): 'The Decay of Lying, 'Pen, Pencil, Poison', and 'The Critic as Artist'. Wilde is familiar to us as the ironic critic behind the social comedies, as the creator of the beautiful and doomed Dorian Gray, as the flamboyant aesthete and the demonised homosexual. This volume presents us with a different Wilde. Wilde emerges here as a deep and serious reader of literature and philosophy, and an eloquent and original thinker about society and art.

Book Suspiria de Profundis and Other Writings

Download or read book Suspiria de Profundis and Other Writings written by Thomas De Quincey and published by Digireads.com Publishing. This book was released on 2011-01-01 with total page 104 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Thomas De Quincey was an English author during the Romantic movement, associating with writers like Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. Best known for his command of the psychological fantasy story, De Quincey produced stories of the curious and obscure, but always with the traditional Romantic emphasis on feeling. His masterwork, "Confessions of an English Opium Eater" (1821), stemmed from his own laudanum addiction, and was followed by "Suspiria de Profundis," a collection of essays which continued to capture the same dark brilliance as in "Confessions." The collection was originally published in fragmentary form, and remained unfinished upon De Quincey's death in 1859. This edition includes "The Affliction of Childhood," a reflection on the death of the author's two sisters in childhood, "Levana and our Ladies of Sorrow," one of his best-known works about the Roman goddess of childbirth, and "The English Mail-Coach," on the "grandeur and power" of the English mail-coach system.