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Title The Ballad of Reading Gaol
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Read Books Ltd
Release Date 2020-09-08
Category Poetry
Total Pages 52
ISBN 9781528791274
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Originally published in 1898, “The Ballad of Reading Gaol” is a poem written by Oscar Wilde. Composed after his release from the titular prison whilst he was in exile in Berneval-le-Grand, the poem deals with the hanging at Reading Goal of Charles Thomas Wooldridge, a 30-year-old man who was imprisoned for cutting his wife's throat. Within the poem, Wilde narrates the execution in full and explores the brutal nature of the punishment that all inmates must endure. Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854–1900) was an Irish poet and playwright who became one of the most popular in London during the 1880s and 1890s. Well-known for his sharp wit and extravagant attire, Wilde was a proponent of aestheticism and wrote in a variety of forms including poetry, fiction, and drama. He was famously imprisoned for homosexual acts from 1895 to 1897 and died at the age of 46, just three years after his release. Other notable works by this author include: “Picture of Dorian Gray” (1890), “Salome” (1891), and “The Importance of Being Earnest” (1895). Ragged Hand is proudly republishing this classic poem now complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

Poems by Oscar Wilde

Title Poems
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1909
Category English poetry
Total Pages 320
ISBN OCLC:22247848
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Ballad of Reading Gaol
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1899
Category English poetry
Total Pages 62
ISBN WISC:89001139179
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"The Ballad of Reading Gaol" is a poem by Oscar Wilde, written in exile either in Berneval-le-Grand or in Dieppe, France, after his release from Reading Gaol (pronounced "redding jail") on 19 May 1897. Wilde had been incarcerated in Reading after being convicted of homosexual offences in 1895 and sentenced to two years' hard labour in prison.During his imprisonment, on Tuesday, 7 July 1896, a hanging took place. Charles Thomas Wooldridge had been a trooper in the Royal Horse Guards. He was convicted of cutting the throat of his wife, Laura Ellen, earlier that year at Clewer, near Windsor. He was aged 30 when executed.

Title The Ballad of Reading Gaol and Other Poems
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2010-04-01
Category Poetry
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9780141958385
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Title The Ballad of Reading Gaol
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date 1898
Category Ballads, English
Total Pages 62
ISBN HARVARD:32044020394466
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Poems by Oscar Wilde

Title Poems
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1907
Category
Total Pages 339
ISBN PSU:000029571215
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Poems Ravenna Poems the Sphinx the Ballad of Reading Gaol Uncollected Poems
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Franklin Classics Trade Press
Release Date 2018-11-09
Category
Total Pages 342
ISBN 0344973654
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

De Profundis by Oscar Wilde

Title De Profundis
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Wordsworth Editions
Release Date 1999
Category Fiction
Total Pages 296
ISBN 1840224010
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Title Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1911
Category English poetry
Total Pages 163
ISBN WISC:89000775700
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde Including the Ballad of Reading Gaol The Picture of Dorian Gray The Importance of Being Earnest
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020-09
Category
Total Pages 452
ISBN 9390209633
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. It is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ to escape burdensome social obligations. Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is one of his most popular works.

Title Selected Poems Of Oscar Wilde Including The Ballad of Reading Gaol
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Independently Published
Release Date 2019-05-13
Category
Total Pages 60
ISBN 1097363937
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Ballad of Reading Gaol is a poem by Oscar Wilde, written in exile in Berneval-le-Grand, after his release from Reading Gaol on 19 May 1897. Wilde had been incarcerated in Reading after being convicted of homosexual offences in 1895 and sentenced to two years' hard labour in prison.Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 - 30 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. He is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the circumstances of his criminal conviction for homosexuality, imprisonment, and early death at age 46.Wilde's parents were successful Anglo-Irish intellectuals in Dublin. Their son became fluent in French and German early in life. At university, Wilde read Greats; he proved himself to be an outstanding classicist, first at Trinity College Dublin, then at Oxford. He became known for his involvement in the rising philosophy of aestheticism, led by two of his tutors, Walter Pater and John Ruskin. After university, Wilde moved to London into fashionable cultural and social circles.

Title Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde Including the Ballad of Reading Gaol The Duchess of Padua
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020-09
Category
Total Pages 300
ISBN 9390228646
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Duchess of Padua is a play by Oscar Wilde. It is a five-act melodramatic tragedy set in Padua and written in blank verse. It was written for the actress Mary Anderson in early 1883 while in Paris. After she turned it down, it was abandoned until its first performance at the Broadway Theatre in New York City under the title Guido Ferranti on 26 January 1891, where it ran for three weeks. It has been rarely revived or studied. The Duchess of Padua tells the story of a young man named Guido who was left in the charge of a man he calls his uncle as a baby. Guido gets a notice to meet a man in Padua in regards to something concerning his parentage. When he arrives in Padua he is convinced by a man named Moranzone to abandon his only friend, Ascanio, in order to dedicate himself to revenging his father's death at the hands of Simone Gesso, the Duke of Padua. In the course of the play Guido finds he has fallen in love with Beatrice, the title character, and confides his love to her, a love which she returns. By this time Guido has had a change of heart and decides not to kill the Duke of Padua, and instead intends to leave his father's dagger at the Duke's bedside to let the Duke know that his life could have been taken if Guido had wanted to kill him. On the way to the bedchamber, however, Guido is met by Beatrice, who has herself stabbed and killed the Duke so that she might be with Guido. Guido is appalled at the sin committed on his behalf and rejects Beatrice, claiming that their love has been soiled. She runs from him and when she comes across some guards she claims that Guido killed the Duke. He is brought to trial the next day. Beatrice tries to prevent Guido from speaking on his behalf for fear that she might be exposed as the killer, but Guido admits to the killing to protect her, and so the date for his execution is set. Beatrice goes to visit Guido in his cell and tells him that she has confessed to the murder but that the magistrates did not believe her and would not allow her to pardon Guido. Before waking Guido, Beatrice drinks some poison and when Guido discovers that the poison is all but gone, he shares a kiss with Beatrice before she dies, at which time Guido takes her knife and kills himself.

Title Poems with The Ballad of Reading Gaol
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Good Press
Release Date 2019-11-20
Category Poetry
Total Pages 204
ISBN EAN:4057664133199
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Poems, with The Ballad of Reading Gaol" by Oscar Wilde. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Pit Of Shame by Anthony Stokes

Title Pit of Shame
Author Anthony Stokes
Publisher Waterside Press
Release Date 2007
Category History
Total Pages 192
ISBN 1904380212
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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

Betrayal by Salman Akhtar

Title Betrayal
Author Salman Akhtar
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2018-05-01
Category Psychology
Total Pages 248
ISBN 9780429911347
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Betrayal underlies all psychic trauma, whether sexual abuse or profound neglect, violence or treachery, extramarital affair or embezzlement. When we betray others, we violate their confidence in us. When others betray us, they pierce the veil of our innocent reliance. Betraying and feeling betrayed are ubiquitous to the scenarios of trauma and yet surprisingly neglected as a topic of specific attention by psychoanalysis. This book fills this gap. The first part deals with developmental aspects and notes that while the experience of betrayal might be ubiquitous in childhood, its lack of recognition by the parents is what leads to fixation upon it. Attention is also given to Oedipally-indulged and seduced children who feel betrayed later in the course of their development. Feelings of betrayal during early adolescence are also discussed. This section of the book closes with an account of situations where our bodies betray us. The realms of body image betrayal, body self betrayal, and the body's ultimate betrayal via physical death are addressed.

Speranza In Reading by Seamus Heaney

Title Speranza in Reading
Author Seamus Heaney
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1994
Category
Total Pages 27
ISBN 0859015874
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Collected Poems of Oscar Wilde
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Wordsworth Editions
Release Date 2000
Category Fiction
Total Pages 182
ISBN 1853264539
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Title Ballad of Reading Gaol Webster s Chinese Traditional Thesaurus Edition
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher ICON Group International
Release Date 2009-01-02
Category
Total Pages 66
ISBN 0546399193
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Webster's edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of difficult and potentially ambiguous English words. Rare or idiosyncratic words and expressions are given lower priority compared to "difficult, yet commonly used" words. Rather than supply a single translation, many words are translated for a variety of meanings in Chinese Traditional, allowing readers to better grasp the ambiguity of English, and avoid using the notes as a pure translation crutch. Having the reader decipher a word's meaning within context serves to improve vocabulary retention and understanding. Each page covers words not already highlighted on previous pages. If a difficult word is not translated on a page, chances are that it has been translated on a previous page.

Title Ballad of Reading Gaol Webster s German Thesaurus Edition
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher ICON Group International
Release Date 2009-01-02
Category
Total Pages 67
ISBN 054640927X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Webster's edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of difficult and potentially ambiguous English words. Rare or idiosyncratic words and expressions are given lower priority compared to "difficult, yet commonly used" words. Rather than supply a single translation, many words are translated for a variety of meanings in German, allowing readers to better grasp the ambiguity of English, and avoid using the notes as a pure translation crutch. Having the reader decipher a word's meaning within context serves to improve vocabulary retention and understanding. Each page covers words not already highlighted on previous pages. If a difficult word is not translated on a page, chances are that it has been translated on a previous page.

Title Miscellaneous Aphorisms The Soul of Man
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Litres
Release Date 2017-09-05
Category Fiction
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9785040496891
Language English, Spanish, and French
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