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The Annotated Prison Writings of Oscar Wilde

A welcome gathering of Wilde’s most humane work, with choice illustrations, where the self-proclaimed ‘lord of language’ gives voice to the poor, the disaffected.The Irish Times

Frankel has…done us a favor to annotate such material with such labor and such learning… Wilde comes out of this volume with all his follies flying as an extraordinarily impressive human being.—Peter Craven, The Sydney Morning Herald

With headlines of police brutality and judicial immorality as relevant today as back then, creative works which remind audiences of Wilde’s timeless moral principles remain vital.—John L. Murphy, PopMatters

De Profundis and The Ballad of Reading Gaol are canonical Victorian literature, and Frankel’s precise and well-informed notes will raise readers’ awareness of Wilde’s thinking on morality, crime, religion, sexuality, aesthetics, and prison reform.—Ellis Hanson, Cornell University

Frankel provides a valuable service in comprehensively editing these works for a fresh generation of readers.—Joseph Bristow, University of California, Los Angeles