The Ballad of Reading Gaol and Other Poems

The Ballad of Reading Gaol and Other Poems by Oscar Wilde


ISBN
9780141192673
Published
Released
01 / 07 / 2010
Binding
Paperback
Pages
192
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

This poem – originally published anonymously, written after Wilde's two year's hard labour in Reading prison – is the tale of a man who has been sentenced to hang for the murder of the woman he loved. The Ballad of Reading Gaol follows the inmate through his final three weeks, as he stares at the sky and silently drinks his beer ration. Heart-wrenching and eye-opening, the ballad also expresses perfectly Wilde's belief that humanity is made up only of offenders, each of us deserving a greater charity for the severity of our crimes.
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This poem – originally published anonymously, written after Wilde's two year's hard labour in Reading prison – is the tale of a man who has been sentenced to hang for the murder of the woman he loved. The Ballad of Reading Gaol follows the inmate through his final three weeks, as he stares at the sky and silently drinks his beer ration. Heart-wrenching and eye-opening, the ballad also expresses perfectly Wilde's belief that humanity is made up only of offenders, each of us deserving a greater charity for the severity of our crimes.
ISBN:
9780141192673
Publication Date:
01 / 07 / 2010
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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