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Unformatted text preview: as’s father, the Marquess of Queensberry, eventually criticized it publicly. When Wilde sued the marquess for libel, he himself was under English sodomy “gross indecency.” The Life and Death of Oscar Wilde The Life and Death of Oscar Wilde In 1895, Wilde was sentenced to two years of hard labor, during which time he wrote a long, heartbreaking letter to Lord Alfred titled De Profundis (Latin for “Out of the Depths”). After his release, Wilde left England and divided his time between France and Italy, living in poverty. He never published under his own name again, but, in 1898, he did publish under a pseudonym The Ballad of Reading Gaol, a lengthy po...
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