De Profundis (Unabridged)

Written by:
Oscar Wilde
Narrated by:
Aaron Elliott

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2023
1 hour 47 minutes
De Profundis by Oscar Wilde Audiobook 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 begins 'Dear Bosie' and ends 'Your Affectionate Friend'.

This short work of Wilde's was written during his two year incarceration for 'gross indecency'. This work is a letter which sorts out his life, and his love toward Lord Alfred Douglas. Wilde wrote this as a farewell letter to Douglas.

NOTE: 'Transcribed from the 1913 Methuen & Co. edition. Note that later editions of De Profundis contained more material. The most complete editions are still in copyright in the U.S.A.'
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