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Title Selected Prose of Oscar Wilde Shorter Prose Pieces The Ballad of Reading Gaol
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020-09
Category
Total Pages 208
ISBN 939022814X
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 (/rɛ.dɪŋ.dʒeɪl/) on 19 May 1897. Wilde had been incarcerated in Reading after being convicted of gross indecency with other men 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. Wilde wrote the poem in mid-1897 while staying with Robert Ross in Berneval-le-Grand. The poem narrates the execution of Wooldridge; it moves from an objective story-telling to symbolic identification with the prisoners as a whole. No attempt is made to assess the justice of the laws which convicted them, but rather the poem highlights the brutalisation of the punishment that all convicts share. Wilde juxtaposes the executed man and himself with the line "Yet each man kills the thing he loves". Wilde too was separated from his wife and sons. He adopted the proletarian ballad form, and suggested it be published in Reynold's Magazine, "because it circulates widely among the criminal classes - to which I now belong - for once I will be read by my peers - a new experience for me".

Title Shorter Prose Pieces The Ballad of Reading Gaol
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020-09
Category
Total Pages 124
ISBN 9390230551
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 gross indecency with other men 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. Wilde wrote the poem in mid-1897 while staying with Robert Ross in Berneval-le-Grand. The poem narrates the execution of Wooldridge; it moves from an objective story-telling to symbolic identification with the prisoners as a whole. No attempt is made to assess the justice of the laws which convicted them, but rather the poem highlights the brutalisation of the punishment that all convicts share. Wilde juxtaposes the executed man and himself with the line "Yet each man kills the thing he loves". Wilde too was separated from his wife and sons. He adopted the proletarian ballad form, and suggested it be published in Reynold's Magazine, "because it circulates widely among the criminal classes - to which I now belong - for once I will be read by my peers - a new experience for me". Wilde entered prison on 25 March 1895, sentenced to two years' hard labour-a punishment that was considered more severe than mere penal servitude. He was first sent, briefly, to Newgate Prison for initial processing, and the next week was moved to Pentonville prison, where "hard labour" consisted of many hours of pointless effort in walking a treadmill or picking oakum (separating the fibres in scraps of old navy ropes), and allowed to read only the Bible and The Pilgrim's Progress. Prisoners were not allowed to speak to each other, and, out of their solitary cells, were required to wear a cap with a sort of thick veil so they would not be recognised by other prisoners. A few months later he was moved to Wandsworth Prison, which had a similar regimen. While he was there, he was required to declare bankruptcy, by which he lost virtually all his possessions including his books and manuscripts. On 23 November 1895 he was again moved, to the prison at Reading, which also had similar rules, where he spent the remainder of his sentence, and was assigned the third cell on the third floor of C ward-and thereafter addressed and identified only as "C.3.3.". Prisoners were identified only by their cell numbers and not by name. About five months after Wilde arrived at Reading Gaol, Charles Thomas Wooldridge, a trooper in the Royal Horse Guards, was brought to Reading to await his trial for murdering his common-law wife (and promptly presenting himself and confessing to a policeman) on 29 March 1896; on 17 June, Wooldridge was sentenced to death and returned to Reading for his execution, which took place on Tuesday, 7 July 1896-the first hanging at Reading in 18 years. Wilde was released from prison on 18 May 1897 and he promptly went to France, never returning to Britain. He died in Paris, at the age of 46, on 30 November 1900.

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.

Shorter Prose Pieces by Oscar Wilde

Title Shorter Prose Pieces
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2012-03-08
Category
Total Pages 36
ISBN 1475002513
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Highly Recommended! Fantastic author and Poet!!Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born in Dublin in 1854. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and Magdalen College, Oxford where, a disciple of Pater, he founded an aesthetic cult. In 1884 he married Constance Lloyd, and his two sons were born in 1885 and 1886.His novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), and social comedies Lady Windermere's Fan (1892), A Woman of No Importance (1893), An Ideal Husband (1895), and The Importance of Being Earnest (1895), established his reputation. In 1895, following his libel action against the Marquess of Queesberry, Wilde was sentenced to two years' imprisonment for homosexual conduct, as a result of which he wrote The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898), and his confessional letter De Profundis (1905). On his release from prison in 1897 he lived in obscurity in Europe, and died in Paris in 1900.

Title Shorter Prose Pieces Webster s German Thesaurus Edition
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher ICON Group International
Release Date 2009-01-02
Category
Total Pages 53
ISBN 054640930X
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 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.

Title The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher GENERAL PRESS
Release Date 2016-09-27
Category Fiction
Total Pages 2650
ISBN 9788180320200
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This Complete Works of Oscar Wilde is a truly complete and authoritative single-volume edition of Oscar Wilde’s works. It contains his only novel, 'The Portrait of Dorian Gray', as well as his plays, stories, poems, essays and letters, all in their most authoritative texts. For easier navigation, there are tables of contents for each section and one for the whole volume. This ebook contains his complete works in a new, easy-to-read and easy-to-navigate format. With this beautiful Collectible Edition, you can enjoy Wilde's enduring literary legacy again and again. This collection features the following works: Novel : The Picture of Dorian Gray Short Stories : 1. The Birthday of the Infanta 2. The Canterville Ghost 3. The Devoted Friend 4. The Fisherman and His Soul 5. The Happy Prince 6. Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime 7. The Model Millionaire 8. The Nightingale and the Rose 9. The Portrait of Mr. W. H. 10. The Remarkable Rocket 11. The Selfish Giant 12. The Sphinx without a Secret 13. The Star-Child 14. The Young King Poetry : 1. The Ballad of Reading Gaol 2. Collection of Poems 3. Miscellaneous Poems 4. Poems in Prose 5. Ravenna 6. The Sphinx Essays : 1. Art and the Handicraftsman 2. Children in Prison and Other Cruelties of Prison Life 3. The Critic as Artist 4. De Profundis 5. The Decay of Lying 6. The English Renaissance of Art 7. House Decoration 8. Impressions of America 9. Lecture to Art Students 10. London Models 11. Miscellaneous Aphorisms 12. Pen, Pencil and Poison 13. The Rise of Historical Criticism 14. Selected Prose 15. Shorter Prose Pieces 16. The Soul of Man 17. The Truth of Masks Plays : 1. A Florentine Tragedy — A Fragment 2. A Woman of No Importance 3. An Ideal Husband 4. The Duchess of Padua 5. For Love of the King 6. The Importance of Being Earnest 7. La Sainte Courtisane or, the Woman Covered with Jewels 8. Lady Windermere’s Fan 9. Salomé 10. Vera, or the Nihilists Non-Fiction : A Critic in Pall Mall (The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde, 9788180320200)

Short Prose Pieces by Oscar Wilde

Title Short Prose Pieces
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2017-01-11
Category
Total Pages 28
ISBN 154249401X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A collection of prose pieces by one of the worlds best loved and most respected authors. This is a modern edition and a wonderful addition to any collection.Any profits generated from the sale of this book will go towards the Freeriver Community Project, a project that aims to promote peace and well-being in the world. To learn more about the Freeriver Community Project please visit the website.www.freerivercommunity,com

Title The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020
Category Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780674248670
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Oscar Wilde is best remembered for his longer works, his criticism and journalism, and his eventful life. But nothing distills his brilliance like his short fiction. Published here with facing-page annotations and an informative introduction by Nicholas Frankel, the stories pulse with Wilde's trademark wit, sharp social critique, and tragic love.

Title Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com
Release Date 2008-08-15
Category Poetry
Total Pages 152
ISBN 9781427056023
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde (1911) is a collection of poetry Wilde wrote when he was twenty-six years old. It is combined with some later works, including The Ballad of Reading Gaol, which displays Wilde's sensuousness and precocity. Though never well-received, Wilde's poetry is quite unique and deserves more attention than critics have been willing to give it.

Title Areopagitica and Other Prose Works
Author John Milton
Publisher Courier Dover Publications
Release Date 2016-10-18
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9780486816500
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Collection of Milton's most significant prose works features the famous tract "Areopagitica," a defense of freedom of speech, plus "Of Education," "Autobiographical Extracts," "The Doctrine and Disciple of Divorce," other essays.

Title The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde Poems and poems in prose
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date 2000
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 368
ISBN 0198119607
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This volume of Poems and Poems in Prose inaugurates the Oxford English Texts Complete Works of Oscar Wilde , which will for the first time provide students of Wilde with scholarly and textually accurate texts of his complete oeuvre. In it, Bobby Fong and Karl Beckson provide reliable texts ofall Wilde's poems and poems in prose, including 21 never published in his lifetime, together with information on the locations of extant manuscripts; bibliogaphical details of each poem's publishing history; commentaries that identify and clarify contexts and allusions to figures and events; andemendations and variant readings, in manuscripts and printed editions, which illuminate Wilde's craftsmanship in revising. The variety of poetic forms in Wilde's 199 poems-from his earliest known verse, written while a student at Oxford, to his final masterpiece, The Ballad of Reading Gaol-reveals a versatility and accomplishment that previously has often been overlooked. Many of the poems, most of which were writtenbefore Wilde achieved fame, express themes developed in his later work in prose and drama, pointing to a continuity now perceived by critics. This new edition includes an informative introduction by Ian Small, one of the general editors of the Complete Works, which provides the historical contextfor an understanding of Wilde's career, information about the conditions surrounding the publication of his poetry, and insight into the current resurgence of scholarly interest in the man and his writing. Publication of the Complete Works will confirm Wilde's centrality in the development of earlyModernism towards the end of the nineteenth century.

Selected Poems by John Dryden

Title Selected Poems
Author John Dryden
Publisher Courier Corporation
Release Date 2013-03-05
Category Poetry
Total Pages 96
ISBN 9780486153926
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Essential works of the renowned 17th-century poet include "Annus Mirabilis," "Absalom and Achitophel," "Mac Flecknoe," "Songs from Marriage à la Mode," "To the Memory of Mr. Oldham," "A Song for St. Cecilia's Day," more.

Title Oscar Wilde The Major Works
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher OUP Oxford
Release Date 2000-07-06
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 672
ISBN 9780191606304
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Wilde's poetry and prose short stories, plays, critical dialogues and his only novel - to give the essence of his work and thinking. Oscar Wilde's dramatic private life has sometimes threatened to overshadow his great literary achievements. His talent was prodigious: the author of brilliant social comedies, fairy stories, critical dialogues, poems, and a novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. In addition to Dorian Gray, this volume represents all these genres, including such works as Lady Windermere's Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest, 'The Happy Prince', 'The Critic as Artist', and 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol'. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Title A Short History of English Literature
Author Sir Archibald Strong
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1921
Category English literature
Total Pages 404
ISBN NYPL:33433112018290
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Selected Poems by John Donne

Title Selected Poems
Author John Donne
Publisher Courier Corporation
Release Date 2012-04-12
Category Poetry
Total Pages 96
ISBN 9780486153599
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Selection of 73 poems by the English metaphysical poet: "The Good Morrow," "The Canonization," "The Relic," "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning," "To His Mistress Going to Bed," "Death Be Not Proud," more. Note.

Title Reader s Guide to Literature in English
Author Mark Hawkins-Dady
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2012-12-06
Category Reference
Total Pages 1010
ISBN 9781135314170
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Reader's Guide Literature in English provides expert guidance to, and critical analysis of, the vast number of books available within the subject of English literature, from Anglo-Saxon times to the current American, British and Commonwealth scene. It is designed to help students, teachers and librarians choose the most appropriate books for research and study.

Title De Profundis and Other Prison Writings
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2013-01-03
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780141920764
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Title Complete Shorter Fiction
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 2008
Category Fiction
Total Pages 271
ISBN 0199535965
Language English, Spanish, and French
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By all accounts the stories we know today represent only a fraction of those which Oscar Wilde enchanted his listeners. Now for the first time in one volume we have a complete collection of all the short fiction he published, and it clearly shows his versatility and skill as a storyteller, too often overshadowed by his reputation as dramatist, critical theorist, and novelist. This edition include such well-known fairy-tales as 'The Happy Prince', 'The Young King', and 'The Fisherman andhis Soul'; witty social and literary parody in 'Lord Arthur Savile's Crime' and in Wilde's identification of the mysterious dedicatee of Shakespeare's Sonnets; and some of the parables he most characteristically delivered, which he called 'Poems in Prose'.

Essays And Lectures by Oscar Wilde

Title Essays and Lectures
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2014-11-25
Category Fiction
Total Pages 216
ISBN 1473323851
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This early work by Oscar Wilde was originally published in 1879 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. . 'Essays and Lectures' is an important collection of Wilde's essays, lectures, reviews, letters, and short prose pieces. Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin in 1854. He studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and subsequently won a scholarship to Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was heavily influenced by John Ruskin and Walter Pate. In 1892, Wilde gained commercial and critical success with 'Lady Windermere's Fan', and followed it with the comedy 'A Woman of No Importance' (1893) and 'An Ideal Husband' (1895). Next to arrive was Wilde's most famous play, 'The Importance of Being Earnest' - a farcical comedy which cemented his artistic reputation and is now seen as his masterpiece.