Wilde was released from prison in May 1897. Penniless and disgraced, he moved to France and lived the rest of his life in exile. He immediately reunited with Bosie, though all his friends told him this was a mistake. "Everyone is furious with me for going back to you, but they don't understand us. I feel that it is only with you that I can do anything at all. Do remake my ruined life for me, and then our friendship and love will have a different meaning to the world,"