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De Profundis

AuthorOscar Wilde

NarratorSimon Russell Beale

Duration4h 54m

CategoriesAdult Non-Fiction, Classics

PublisherNaxos

VersionUnabridged

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Written during his time in Reading Gaol, De Profundis is Oscar Wilde's moving letter to Lord Alfred Douglas, whose relationship with Wilde led to the poet's imprisonment. Here Wilde repudiates Lord Alfred and reflects on his ordeal, acknowledging how the depths of his sorrow have helped liberate him towards a fuller, freer wisdom. Brimming with beautiful passages, De Profundis is a profound and inspiring treatise on the meaning of suffering.

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