Philosophy

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De Profundis by Oscar Wilde
De Profundis
by Oscar Wilde
Written from Wilde's prison cell at Reading Gaol to his friend and lover Lord Alfred Douglas, De Profundis explodes the conventions of the traditional love letter and offers a scathing indictment of Douglas's behavior, a mournful elegy for Wilde's own lost greatness, and an impassioned plea for reconciliation. At once a bracingly honest account of ruinous attachment and a profound meditation on human suffering, De Profundis is a classic of gay literature. Richard Ellmann calls De Profundis "a love letter...One of the greatest, and the longest, ever written."


This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition contains newly commissioned notes.
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Solaris by Stanislaw Lem
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
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Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
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Against Nature by J. K. Huysmans
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Too Loud a Solitude by Bohumil Hrabal
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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
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Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott
Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott
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Identity by Milan Kundera
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The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann
The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann