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The Ballad of Reading Gaol

Oscar Wilde

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Paperback. 60 pages. Dimensions: 9.2in. x 7.6in. x 0.3in.Oscar Wilde was a major celebrity in the late Victorian era. He was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and short story writer. His works are known for their caustic wit. Wilde spent two years in a hard labor prison after being convicted of gross indecency. Ballad of Reading Gaol is a poem, published in 1898. The poem tells the story of the hanging of a murderer, Charles Thomas Wooldridge, while Wilde was himself a convict. It concludes with a plea for Christs forgiveness and protest against prison conditions. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781438523064

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Title: The Ballad of Reading Gaol

Publisher: Book Jungle

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Book Type: Paperback

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Oscar Wilde was a major celebrity in the late Victorian era. He was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and short story writer. His works are known for their caustic wit. Wilde spent two years in a hard labor prison after being convicted of gross indecency. Ballad of Reading Gaol is a poem, published in 1898. The poem tells the story of the hanging of a murderer, Charles Thomas Wooldridge, while Wilde was himself a convict. It concludes with a plea for Christ's forgiveness and protest against prison conditions.

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Oscar Wilde (16 October 1854 - 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams and plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment which was followed by his early death.

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