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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,695 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: Corin Redgrave Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN:
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Performed by Corin Redgrave in Reading Prison to mark Oscar Wilde's centenary. With an introduction by Merlin Holland, Oscar Wilde's grandson. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ماهر Battuti | 2/8/2014

    " Oscar Wilde is a master of language. His prose is considered the best to read. He wrote "De Profundis" while in prison. He wrote also plays, novels, children stories and poems. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Carolin | 2/4/2014

    " One of the most profound writings I have ever read. Whether you are religious or not, the thought provoking and humble philosophy that resonates throughout De Profundis will certainly make you rethink your perspectives on life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 2/2/2014

    " Amazing. Deep. Desperate letter from a man who loves. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Olivia | 1/20/2014

    " 3.5 Stars. It's actual 5 stars if you just don't read the second half of the book, which is a religious letter to himself. The letter to Bosie, that awful and apparently attractive bastard, there's the source of so many inspiring sentences. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liam Ryan | 1/15/2014

    " Absolutely brilliant. De Profundis makes this book remarkable. It's extremely soul searching, and a wonderful read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Eric_W | 1/7/2014

    " I'm certainly in the minority on this one. We read it for my reading club. I found it to be pretentious, narcissistic and silly. Couldn't finish this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 12/23/2013

    " Some think it is over the top but I have read it a dozen times and still think it is tragically beautiful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denis | 11/26/2013

    " The heart of a broken man: rarely as a writer shown his own heart in such a naked, raw, intense way. What can be described as a love letter is actually one of the most admirable and heartbreaking descent into the human psyche and the meaning of love. An achievement like no other. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robyn | 11/1/2013

    " Wow! I love Oscar Wilde and reading his letter to Bosie was really intense. I really want to learn more about Wilde's lover because he sounds like an asshole haha. Although De Profundis was long it's something I'll probably want to re-read a few more times as I study more of Wilde's life and works. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cristina | 10/21/2013

    " De Profundis - the best book from Oscar Wilde <3 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 9/9/2013

    " The LONG letter he writes to his lover is incredibly passionate and lovingly loyal.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana Marques | 8/31/2013

    " Wilde's recounts of his time in prison. Really good to understand and to know a little bit more of this part of his life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Francisco | 12/24/2012

    " En pocas ocasiones el dolor humano se ha reflejado con tanto acierto en una obra literaria. Imprescindible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wally | 2/28/2012

    " The strangest thing about this book to me is how Wilde constantly asserts the value of hard work and how Bosie prevented him from working. Wilde was the advocate of indolence and sloth as a way of life - meanwhile, Bosie becomes one of the great villains of all time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alanna R | 12/10/2011

    " Wilde's apologia written from Reading jail after his conviction for obscenity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 10/7/2011

    " Intense, and emotional, De Profundis is the collection of letters that Oscar wrote to Lord Douglas from jail. De Profundis is Wilde at his most stripped down, with none of his usual distance from the text. Stark and painful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 5/1/2011

    " The version I borrowed from the library is (I think) the way the text appeared when Ross published it. I need to read the version that was published in 1962, but it's still a wonderful text. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sil | 4/17/2011

    " Very interesting and easy to read. This is the Oscar Wilde I like, not the pompous one from Dorian Gray. The only thing that got a little into my nerves was all the talk about Jesus; it got a little too extensive for my taste. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 4/4/2011

    " Very moving account of his emotional state in Prison. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Njesus | 4/2/2011

    " Definitely prefer the unabridged version, but this didn't warn me it was abridged before I bought it. Wilde always leaves you with plenty to contemplate, even if you disagree with his assertions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 3/9/2011

    " Definita spesso coe la lettera più lunga mai pubblicata, De Profundis è stata scritta dal carcere dove era rinchiuso Oscar Wilde e dedicata al suo amante cui imputa la maggior parte delle sue disgrazie.
    L'amore fa male anche a chi si è diostrato cinico qualche volta. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthew | 1/22/2011

    " It was a well written book and compelling to the emotions, but his logic and reasoning lacked depth or too often showed conclusions derived from his experience in prison to be forced into what he would like things to be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Myra | 1/6/2011

    " I guess i missed some of the background to the story, which is probably why i didn't enjoy it so much. It gives a nice idea of Wilde's feelings for his former lover, but it's also filled with reflections on Jesus, which went over my head a bit. Not a very happy book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laura | 12/8/2010

    " Simon Russell Beale reads remarkable correspondence from Oscar Wilde to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leanne | 12/4/2010

    " Amazing viewpoint of a life of pleasure mixed with suffering. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josh | 10/3/2010

    " breakup letter, celebrity expose, prison letter, article of faith, philosophical pronouncement, and finally, a love letter.

    why not? "

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About the Author
Author Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was born in Dublin in 1854. He won scholarships to both Trinity College, Dublin, and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was heavily influenced by the radical aesthetics of Walter Pater. Flamboyant wit and man-about-town, Wilde had a reputation that preceded him, especially in his early career. After publishing two volumes of short stories between 1887 and 1891, his social-comedy plays such as Lady Windermere’s Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest established his critical and commercial success. In 1895 Wilde was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for homosexual conduct and died in Paris in obscurity a few years after his release.