The Ballad of Reading Gaol and Other Poems by Oscar Wilde

The Ballad of Reading Gaol and Other Poems

byOscar Wilde

Kobo ebook | April 1, 2010

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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.

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Title:The Ballad of Reading Gaol and Other PoemsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 1, 2010Publisher:Penguin Books LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141958383

ISBN - 13:9780141958385

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