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Woodstock's facsimile series takes a walk on the Wilde side with this poetry duo from 1898 and 1892, respectively. The former volume offers one long poem, while the latter contains about 50 shorter pieces. These reproductions additionally include scholarly introductions.
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Poem by Oscar Wilde, published in 1898. This long ballad, Wilde's last published work, is an eloquent plea for reform of prison conditions. It was inspired by the two years Wilde spent in the jail in Reading, Eng., after being convicted of sodomy. -- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
actually I had to slog through a lot before I got to this favorite of minePublished 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
This is one that can be read and re-read, still giving the reader a new insight to life and all it can cause. Read morePublished on February 3, 2013 by Anita M. Nichols
The Ballad of Reading Gaol is a searing and tortuous indictment of capital punishment. It questions the meaning and purpose of Justice and of ritual legalized murder under the... Read morePublished on November 3, 2012 by Carol Macfie Lange
There was no doubt that Mr. Wilde is a master of the poetic word. All of his poetry that was written before he went to gaol was full of flowers, Gods and Goddesses and idyllic... Read morePublished on September 6, 2012 by EcoFem98