By Andre Gide,Oscar Wilde,Stuart Mason,Michael Wilson

Andre Gide offers his remembrances and candid impressions of Wilde the individual and the author, concentrating on the alterations he saw in his buddy as soon as Wilde settled in France after his unencumber from examining detention center. In felony, we examine, Wilde came across the wonderful thing about pity via his friendships with fellow inmates. on the finish of Gide's final assembly with Wilde in Paris almost immediately sooner than Wilde's dying, Wilde admits he's penniless and asks Gide to not be indignant with "one who has been crushed." This quantity additionally encompasses a entire model of Wilde's The Ballad of studying Gaol, written approximately his stories. Stuart Mason presents an creation, notes, and bibliography. Editor Michael Wilson provides pictures and commentary.

“Have you ever discovered how impressive a specific thing pity is? in my opinion I thank God each evening, certain, on my knees I thank God for having taught it to me. I went into legal with a middle of stone, pondering merely of my very own excitement, yet now my middle is totally broken—pity has entered into my center. i've got discovered now that pity is the best and most lovely factor on the earth. and that's why i can't undergo ill-will in the direction of those that brought on my affliction and people who condemned me; no, nor to anyone, simply because with no them I would not have recognized all that.” – Oscar Wilde to André Gide

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