De Profundis (Modern Library #117.1)

By: WILDE, Oscar

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Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

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A Modern Library reprint edition of Oscar Wilde's letter from Reading Prison. While enjoying fame and popularity, the Irish-born poet and playwright lived quite happily and with joy. But upon being jailed for indecency due to his homosexuality, his mood turned dark, as evidenced by this work, which was published after Wilde's death. Also with six other Wilde letters. Edited, a prefatory dedication by Wilde friend Robert Ross, and an introductory essay by Frank Harris. --- In Toledano spine #4 / brown leatherette ("Croftleather") limp boards / gilt titling and decorations on spine / gilt torchbearer to front panel / yellow Bernhard endpapers. Lacks the dust jacket. Likely published c.1926-29 (though 1926 date appears in book). ML #117.1. --- With mild soiling and chafing to covers, slight age-toning to leaves, otherwise a well-preserved, unmarked, tightly-bound copy.; 16mo - 6 to 7 in. tall; (28), 154 pages

Title: De Profundis (Modern Library #117.1)

Author Name: WILDE, Oscar

Location Published: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1926-29]

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Categories: >>Modern Library Editions, >>Biography, Autobiography, Memoir, >>Writers, Writing & Literary Criticism

Stock No.: 87370