The Ballad of Reading Gaol Book

The Ballad of Reading Gaol


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Date : 2018-04-05
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 9783732658275

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The Ballad of Reading Gaol


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Date : 1898
  • Category : Ballads, English
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044020394466

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He did not wear his scarlet coat, For blood and wine are red, And blood and wine were on his hands When they found him with the dead, The poor dead woman whom he loved, And murdered in her bed. He walked amongst the Trial Men In a suit of shabby grey; A cricket cap was on his head, And his step seemed light and gay; But I never saw a man who looked So wistfully at the day. I never saw a man who looked With such a wistful eye Upon that little tent of blue Which prisoners call the sky, And at every drifting cloud that went With sails of silver by.

De Profundis Book
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De Profundis


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Wordsworth Editions
  • Date : 1999
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 1840224010

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Contains De Profundis, The Ballad of Reading Gaol, The Soul of Man under Socialism, The Decay of Lying and The Critic as Artist.

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The Ballad of Reading Gaol


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1902
  • Category : Imprisonment
  • Pages : 82
  • ISBN : UOM:39015081816897

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Pit of Shame Book

Pit of Shame


  • Author : Anthony Stokes
  • Publisher : Waterside Press
  • Date : 2007-05-01
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781906534455

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'I know not whether Laws be right, Or whether Laws be wrong; All that we know who lie in gaol Is that the wall is strong; And that each day is like a year, A year whose days are long.' Oscar Wilde (The Ballad of Reading Gaol) This unique work looks closely at the life and times of Reading Gaol prison during the period that Oscar Wilde was a prisoner there. The book also contains a number of new insights concerning Wilde's classic poem, The Ballad of Reading Gaol, and offers fresh information about Oscar Wilde. Written by senior prison officer Anthony Stokes, Pit of Shame is based on upwards of ten years research and familiarity with the very fabric of Reading Gaol. It also tells of notorious and famous prisoners such as Thomas Jennings, Amelia Dyer (the 'Reading Baby Farmer') and actor Stacey Keach; examines the many hangings that took place at Reading over the years, including that of Trooper Charles Thomas Wooldridge — the 'C. T. W.' of Wilde's ballad; lists the chain of events that led to the rejection of capital punishment by the UK; and mentions the escapes, brutality, and corruption that took place. Anthony Stoke's compelling account outlines the rich and diverse history of this most famous of English prisons and tells of its many different and intriguing uses over the years, before Reading Gaol's modern-day reincarnation as an innovative and progressive young offender institution. There are chapters on internment in the wake of Ireland's Easter Rising, Reading's role as a local prison and borstal correctional center, and its use by the Canadian military for 'invisible prisoners.' All this is enhanced by fascinating period detail from archives, newspapers, and records. The appendices include a list of all executions at Reading Gaol, the historic Dietary Requirements, and Prison Rules. The 16 pages of illustrations include photographs and drawings of the prison and the hand-written entry in the Visiting Committee book concerning an ill-fated petition by Oscar

Publisher to the Decadents Book

Publisher to the Decadents


  • Author : James G. Nelson
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Date : 2010-11-01
  • Category : History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : 0271040416

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De Profundis and Other Prison Writings Book

De Profundis and Other Prison Writings


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Date : 2013-01-03
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780141920764

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De Profundis and Other Prison Writings is a new selection of Oscar Wilde's prison letters and poetry in Penguin Classics, edited and introduced by Colm Tóibín. At the start of 1895, Oscar Wilde was the toast of London, widely feted for his most recent stage success, An Ideal Husband. But by May of the same year, Wilde was in Reading prison sentenced to hard labour. 'De Profundis' is an epistolic account of Oscar Wilde's spiritual journey while in prison, and describes his new, shocking conviction that 'the supreme vice is shallowness'. This edition also includes further letters to his wife, his friends, the Home Secretary, newspaper editors and his lover Lord Alfred Douglas - Bosie - himself, as well as 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol', the heart-rending poem about a man sentenced to hang for the murder of the woman he loved. This Penguin edition is based on the definitive Complete Letters, edited by Wilde's grandson Merlin Holland. Colm Tóibín's introduction explores Wilde's duality in love, politics and literature. This edition also includes notes on the text and suggested further reading. Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin. His three volumes of short fiction, The Happy Prince, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and A House of Pomegranates, together with his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, won him a reputation as a writer with an original talent, a reputation enhanced by the phenomenal success of his society comedies - Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest. Colm Tóibín is the author of five novels, including The Blackwater Lightship and The Master, and a collection of stories, Mothers and Sons. His essay collection Love in a Dark Time: Gay Lives from Wilde to Almodovar appeared in 2002. He is the editor of The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction.

Collected Poems of Oscar Wilde Book
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Collected Poems of Oscar Wilde


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Wordsworth Editions
  • Date : 2000
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 1853264539

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Oscar Wilde, glamorous and notorious, more famous as a playwright or prisoner than as a poet, invites readers of his verse to meet an unknown and intimate figure.

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The Hundred Books


  • Author : Glyn Hughes
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Date :
  • Category :
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : 9781326806446

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Pit of Shame Book
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Pit of Shame


  • Author : Anthony Stokes
  • Publisher : Waterside Press
  • Date : 2007
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1904380212

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'I know not whether Laws be right, Or whether Laws be wrong; All that we know who lie in gaol Is that the wall is strong; And that each day is like a year, A year whose days are long.' Oscar Wilde (The Ballad of Reading Gaol) This unique work looks closely at the life and times of Reading Gaol prison during the period that Oscar Wilde was a prisoner there. The book also contains a number of new insights concerning Wilde's classic poem, The Ballad of Reading Gaol, and offers fresh information about Oscar Wilde. Written by senior prison officer Anthony Stokes, Pit of Shame is based on upwards of ten years research and familiarity with the very fabric of Reading Gaol. It also tells of notorious and famous prisoners such as Thomas Jennings, Amelia Dyer (the 'Reading Baby Farmer') and actor Stacey Keach; examines the many hangings that took place at Reading over the years, including that of Trooper Charles Thomas Wooldridge the 'C. T. W.' of Wilde's ballad; lists the chain of events that

Oscar Wilde and the Murders at Reading Gaol Book
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Oscar Wilde and the Murders at Reading Gaol


  • Author : Gyles Brandreth
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Date : 2013-05-14
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781439172315

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In this new installment in the engaging mystery series Booklist called “pitch-perfect” and “enthralling”—currently in development as a BBC television series—the incomparable playwright, novelist, raconteur, and now ex-convict Oscar Wilde faces his most fiendishly puzzling case yet. Oscar Wilde has fled to France after his release from Reading Gaol. Tonight he is sharing a drink and the story of his cruel imprisonment with a mysterious stranger. Oscar has endured the treadmill, solitary confinement, censored letters, no writing materials. Yet even in the midst of such deprivation, his astonishing detective powers remain undiminished—and when first a brutal warder and then the prison chaplain are found murdered, who else should the governor turn to for help other than Reading Gaol’s most celebrated inmate?

The Soul of Man  and Prison Writings Book

The Soul of Man and Prison Writings


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Date : 1999
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0192839616

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'All limitations, external or internal, are prison-walls, and life is a limitation.' Presenting the less familiar, serious Wilde before and after his fall, this volume includes The Soul of Man, a manifesto on Individualism, De Profundis, the self-analysing piece he wrote in gaol, two open letters to the Daily Chronicle on prison injustice, and The Ballad of Reading Gaol, inspiredby the execution of a fellow-prisoner.

The Poems of Oscar Wilde Book

The Poems of Oscar Wilde


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1906
  • Category : Authors, Irish
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : UOM:39015013287480

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Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde Book

Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1911
  • Category : English poetry
  • Pages : 163
  • ISBN : WISC:89000775700

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Speranza in Reading Book

Speranza in Reading


  • Author : Seamus Heaney
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1994
  • Category :
  • Pages : 27
  • ISBN : 0859015874

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