André Gide’s personal recollections of Oscar Wilde — a man who profoundly influenced his work. The young Gide, who would later become a towering figure in French letters and receive the Nobel Prize, recalls his friendship with Wilde in a compelling portrait of the tragic, doomed author, both celebrated and shunned in his time. Rather than providing a complete biography, Gide invites us to discover Wilde as he did—from their first meeting in 1891 to their final parting just two years before Wilde’s death—all told through Gide’s incomparable sensitive prose. In these recollections, including generous quotations from the two auhors’ conversations Gide reveals Wilde as a man whose true art was not writing, but living. This ebook features a new introduction by Jeanine Parisier Plottel, selected quotes, and an image gallery.