De Profundis is an epistle written by the controversial Irish writer Oscar Wilde during his imprisonment. The epistle was addressed to his friend and lover Lord Alfred Douglas. It is written in two parts and was not allowed by the authorities to be sent, while the author was imprisoned. He has taken it personally after his release and published it through his friend.
De Profundis is written in two parts. Part one contains his good times with Douglas and their luxurious, controversial life which led the author for the trial. The second part contains Wilde’s spiritual growth towards Christ, during his physical and emotional hardships in the prison.