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WILDE, O.: De Profundis (Unabridged)


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WILDE, O.: De Profundis (Unabridged)

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.

Disc 1

  Introduction by Merlin Holland
1.   Introduction by Merlin Holland 00:08:49
  De Profundis (Unabridged)
2.   De Profundis 00:06:26
3.   I remember, for instance, in September '93… 00:07:12
4.   When I tell you that between the autumn of 1892… 00:08:50
5.   On our return to London those of my friends… 00:09:18
6.   On my return to London next day I remember… 00:08:58
7.   I spoke of your conduct to me on three successive days… 00:09:28

Disc 2

  De Profundis (Unabridged)
1.   You concluded your letter by saying… 00:08:05
2.   While I am staying with you at Salisbury you are terribly… 00:06:36
3.   You thought again that in sending a lawyer's letter… 00:07:05
4.   Hate blinds people. You were not aware of that. 00:07:12
5.   The key of the situation rested entirely with yourself. 00:08:55
6.   How clearly I saw it then, as now, I need not tell you. 00:06:52
7.   The second piece of news followed shortly afterwards. 00:09:25
8.   But at the time I wrote to you I felt that for both our sakes… 00:07:03

Disc 3

  De Profundis (Unabridged)
1.   Three more months go over… 00:08:13
2.   I have spoken to you at length on this point in order that… 00:00:44
3.   Ah! had you been in prison – I will not say through… 00:06:58
4.   And the end of it all is that I have got to forgive you. 00:08:23
5.   Of course I know that to ask for alms on the highway… 00:08:20
6.   Many men on their release carry their prison along… 00:06:54
7.   Sorrow, then, and all that it teaches one… 00:09:00
8.   This new life, as through my love of Dante… 00:06:30

Disc 4

  De Profundis (Unabridged)
1.   Christ's place indeed is with the poets. 00:07:36
2.   I bore up against everything with some stubbornness… 00:07:37
3.   The song of Isaiah, 'He is despised…' 00:07:34
4.   And while in reading the Gospels… 00:08:03
5.   Those whom he saved from their sins… 00:06:32
6.   I hope to live long enough, and to produce work of such… 00:07:09
7.   To each of us different fates have been meted out… 00:09:16
8.   And the curious thing to me is that you should… 00:05:46

Disc 5

  De Profundis (Unabridged)
1.   Does it ever occur to you what an awful position… 00:06:08
2.   As if it had been possible for me to gradually drop you! 00:07:20
3.   I know she puts the blame on me. I hear of it… 00:07:37
4.   I remember as I was sitting in the dock on the occasion… 00:07:41
5.   I know of nothing in all Drama more incomparable… 00:06:51
6.   I am told by More Adey in his letter that last summer… 00:06:31
7.   The second thing about which I have to speak to you… 00:06:21
8.   I hope that our meeting will be what a meeting between you… 00:05:06

Total Playing Time: 04:48:24

Holland, Merlin; Wilde, Oscar

Beale, Simon Russell; Holland, Merlin

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Period: Contemporary; Romantic

Catalogue No: NA0210

Barcode: 9781843799139

Physical Release: 2015

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