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De Profundis
De Profundis | Oscar Wilde
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Reyzl
De Profundis | Oscar Wilde
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“With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be perfectly happy?”

Today, in Catalonia, we celebrate La Diada de Sant Jordi (Saint George‘s Day). People give each other books and roses. Barcelona is full of books and roses stalls.

Happy Diada de Sant Jordi to everyone and especially to my favourite group of readers: @Lovelylottereader @Sharv_Sona @AnnaSummer7 Amelia, Jamie, Dhra, and Camilla 📚🌹❤️

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Lovelylottereader Awww, happy Saint George‘s Day to you, too! 9mo
Sharv_Sona How lovely of you! Happy Saint George‘s day to you as well! ❤️ 9mo
AnnaSummer7 Thank you! Happy Saint George‘s Day! :) 9mo
Reyzl Thank you, @Lovelylottereader @Sharv_Sona @AnnaSummer7 🥰📚🌹🤗 (edited) 9mo
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TheKidUpstairs
De Profundis | Oscar Wilde
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#OnThisDay in 1895, Oscar Wilde's libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry opened at the Old Bailey. After only three days Wilde withdrew the suit, which led to his arrest and eventual imprisonment for "gross indecency." He was forbidden from writing plays, prose, or poetry during his sentence, but was allowed to write letters. That is why the tagged, written from Reading Gaol, was in the form of a letter. #HistoryGetsLIT

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anushareflects
De Profundis | Oscar Wilde
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What a beautiful letter honestly. Wilde‘s letter from Reading Prison to Bosie (Lord Alfred Douglas). His writing is exquisite, first detailing the accusations against Bosie and thereafter reflecting on his own life. It is a moving letter. Full review on my blog www.anushareflects.com

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nidhinb
de Profundis | Oscar Wilde
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Beautiful

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GatheringBooks
de Profundis | Oscar Wilde
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GoneFishing
de Profundis | Oscar Wilde

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

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TK-421
de Profundis | Oscar Wilde
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“...but for me the world is shrivelled to a handsbreadth, and everywhere I turn my name is written on the rocks in lead.  For I have come, not from obscurity into the momentary notoriety of crime, but from a sort of eternity of fame to a sort of eternity of infamy, and sometimes seem to myself to have shown, if indeed it required showing, that between the famous and the infamous there is but one step, if as much as one.” #famous #QuotsyApr20

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CassieBloomie
de Profundis | Oscar Wilde

Love is fed by the imagination, by which will become wiser than we know, better than we feel, nobler than we are...

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SkeletonKey
de Profundis | Oscar Wilde
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My Year In Books collage on GoodReads is particularly appealing this year.

115 books read! Not bad.

‪https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2019/1095243?utm_source=twitter‬

#goodreads #yearinbooks

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SkeletonKey
de Profundis | Oscar Wilde
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WHOA, Lordy. This is Oscar Wilde‘s last prose piece, written in jail before his death. And it‘s an absolutely SCATHING break up letter to the man who helped send him there so far.

It‘s breaking my heart though because these feelings are real and relatable and in true Wilde fashion, said with a finely sharpened edge.

Thankful I‘m not living in a place where same sex love equals jail right now.

#lgbtq #prisonletters

Tamra Wow, sounds heartbreaking 4y
SkeletonKey @Tamra - Extremely 4y
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starlight97
de Profundis | Oscar Wilde
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gjacobs
De Profundis | Oscar Wilde
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"With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?"

New to litsy and will post a bio later, but I wanted to share the little reminder I start with each day. :)
#dailyreminder #dailymantra #oscarwilde

Decayy Welcome to Litsy! Hope you'll like it here! #litsywelcomewagon 5y
gjacobs @Decayy Thank you! Looking forward to lots of book recommendations. :) 5y
Lynnsoprano Welcome to our Litsy family! 5y
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twohectobooks Welcome to Litsy! 5y
RaimeyGallant Welcome from me too! 5y
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Anabnieto
De Profundis | Oscar Wilde

‪Because today is today I am going to go ahead and recommend you the reading of one of the best books I ever read. "De profundis" by Oscar Wilde‬. I read it when I was too young to understand many things yet. Reading this book when you are young open doors and worlds. Re reading them after years, it is compulsory. It feels different, still great.

Faibka I‘ve never heard of it, will have to look it up! 5y
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quirkyreader
de Profundis | Oscar Wilde
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Hey, it's Oscar. This was in today's guardian.

Lacythebookworm This is an interesting list. I browsed through it the other day. Some of the choices were surprising! 😊 6y
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ladyclassics
De Profundis | Oscar Wilde
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Another good one from one of my favorite works, in anticipation of my upcoming return to my beloved Europe. My life wouldn't be the adventure that it is without my voracious passion for travel. I've always felt that good old Wilde would have been my literary best friend--the eccentric, beautiful, and misunderstood aesthete ♡

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GoneFishing
de Profundis | Oscar Wilde

Suffering is one very long moment. We cannot divide it by seasons. We can only record its moods, and chronicle their return. With us time itself does not progress. It revolves. It seems to circle round one centre of pain.

Leniverse Are you feeling alright today? Just posting quote after quote on depression and suffering as per association, or is it National Depression Awareness Day or something? 6y
GoneFishing @Leniverse I'm good. Thanks for asking. On to a new theme today! 6y
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Anabnieto
de Profundis | Oscar Wilde
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One of the best books I have ever read

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gui.rain
de Profundis | Oscar Wilde
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'I am one of those who are made for exceptions, not for laws.'