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The Ballad of Reading Gaol

by Oscar Wilde

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Published by Brentano"s in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Early reprint. 16mo. Printed paper labels on front board and spine.

StatementBy C. 3. 3.
The Physical Object
Pagination[4], 39 p.
Number of Pages39
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20297060M

The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde (Book Analysis): Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide. by Bright Summaries | 3 Apr Paperback. In it he argues that his conduct was a result of his standing "in symbolic relations to the art and culture" of his time. After his release, Wilde left England for Paris, where he wrote what may be his most famous poem, The Ballad of Reading Gaol (), drawn from his prison experiences/5(2).

Oscar Wilde: The Ballad of Reading Gaol () (vv. 1—) In Memoriam C.T.W. Sometime Trooper of the Royal Horse Guards. Obiit H.M. Prison, Reading, Berkshire, July 7th, Nov 12,  · In , Oscar Wilde was sentenced to two years of hard labor as punishment for having engaged in homosexual acts. While serving out his sentence at Reading Gaol in Berkshire, Wilde witnessed the execution by hanging of a young soldier who had 5/5(10). A stunning new reading of Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis (adapted by Frank McGuinness, from the stage production directed by Mark Rosenblatt) and The Ballad of Reading Gaol, performed by one of Britain’s greatest actors. One of the most famous and successful writers of his day, Oscar Wilde was celebrated as much for his flamboyant personality and his prodigious wit as for his provocative.

"The Ballad of Reading Gaol" is a poem by Oscar Wilde, written in exile in Berneval-le-Grand in , after his release from Reading Gaol. Wilde had been incarcerated in Reading after being convicted of homosexual offences in and sentenced to two years' hard labour in prison. "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" was written by Oscar Wilde in France, where he was in exile after his release from Reading Gaol. Wilde had been imprisoned and sentenced to two years hard labor. A hanging took place while Wilde was incarcerated, and the poem is the narrative of the execution. Charles Thomas Wooldridge ( – 7 July ) was a Trooper in the Royal Horse Guards who was executed in Reading Gaol for the murder of his wife and who, as 'C.T.W', was the dedicatee of Oscar Wilde's The Ballad of Reading Gaol.. The son of Eleanor (born c) and Charles Wooldridge (born c), Wooldridge was born in East Garston and joined the Royal Horse Guards in


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