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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 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 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.

Title The Ballad of Reading Gaol Other Poems
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1947
Category Prisoners
Total Pages 93
ISBN OCLC:21497106
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.

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 2020-08-09
Category
Total Pages 68
ISBN 9798673821640
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"IT is thought that a selection from Oscar Wilde's early verses may be of interest to a large public at present familiar only with the always popular Ballad of Reading Gaol, also included in this volume. The poems were first collected by their author when he was twenty-sex years old, and though never, until recently, well received by the critics, have survived the test of NINE edi-tions. Readers will be able to make for them-selves the obvious and striking contrasts between these first and last phases of Oscar Wilde's liter-ary activity. The intervening period was devoted almost entirely to dramas, prose, fiction, essays, and criticism."

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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Pit Of Shame by Anthony Stokes

Title Pit of Shame
Author Anthony Stokes
Publisher Waterside Press
Release Date 2007-05-01
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781906534455
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 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 Wilde to the Home Secretary; as well as that in the Execution Log for Charles Thomas Wooldridge.

Title The Poetry of Oscar Wilde
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher e-artnow
Release Date 2019-12-18
Category Poetry
Total Pages 210
ISBN EAN:4064066051907
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Musaicum Books presents to you this meticulously edited poetry collection: Ye Shall Be Gods Ravenna The True Knowledge A Lament Wasted Days Désespoir Lotus Leaves Impressions Under the Balcony A Fragment Le Jardin Des Tuileries On the Sale by Auction of Keats' Love Letters The New Remorse An Inscription The Harlot's House The Burden of Itys Charmides Eleutheria Heart's Yearnings The Little Ship Ave Imperatrix To Milton Louis Napoleon Sonnet Quantum Mutata Libertatis Sacra Fames Theoretikos Flowers of Gold The Grave of Keats Theocritus In the Gold Room Ballade De Marguerite The Dole of the King's Daughter Love Song Tristitiae Amor Intellectualis Santa Decca A Vision Impression De Voyage The Grave of Shelley By the Arno From Spring Days to Winter Flower or Love The Fourth Movement Impression Le Reveillon At Verona Apologia Quia Multum Amavi Silentium Amoris Her Voice My Voice Taedium Vitae The Garden of Eros Humanitad Panthea Rosa Mystica Helas Requiescat Salve Saturnia Tellus Sunrise: Symphony in Yellow The Theatre at Argos Sen Artysty; Or, The Artist's Dream Pan - Double Villanelle San Miniato Les Balloons Ave Maria Plena Gratia To My Wife - With A Copy Of My Poems With A Copy Of 'A House Of Pomegranates' Italia Sonnet Rome Unvisited Urbs Sacra Aeterna Sonnet On Hearing the Dies Irae Sung in the Sistine Chapel Easter Day E Tenebris Vita Nuova Roses and Rue Madonna Mia The New Helen Impressions De Theatre Fabien Dei Franchi Phedre Portia Queen Henrietta Maria Camma Song Of The Clouds Chorus Of The Cloud-maiden: Antistrophe Wind Flowers Impression Du Matin Magdalen Walks Athanasia Serenade Cry Woe, Woe And Let The Good Prevail Endymion La Bella Donna Del Mia Mente Canzonet La Dame Jaune Remorse Chanson The Sphinx In the Forest The Ballad Of Reading Gaol Fantaisies Décoratives Chorus of Cloud Maidens Untitled (See! the gold sun has risen) Untitled (She stole behind him where he lay) ΘPHNΩIΔIA Lotus Land Untitled (O loved one lying far away) A Fragment from the Agamemnon of Aeschylos Nocturne La Belle Gabrielle To V. F. To M. B. J.

Complete Poetry by Oscar Wilde

Title Complete Poetry
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 1998
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 212
ISBN 0192835262
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A powerful poem of universal guilt and a protest against capital punishment.

Title Charmides and Other Poems Children in Prison and Other Cruelties of Prison Life
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020-09
Category
Total Pages 152
ISBN 9390228743
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 "gross indecency", 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. As a spokesman for aestheticism, he tried his hand at various literary activities: he published a book of poems, lectured in the United States and Canada on the new "English Renaissance in Art" and interior decoration, and then returned to London where he worked prolifically as a journalist. Known for his biting wit, flamboyant dress and glittering conversational skill, Wilde became one of the best-known personalities of his day. At the turn of the 1890s, he refined his ideas about the supremacy of art in a series of dialogues and essays, and incorporated themes of decadence, duplicity, and beauty into what would be his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890). The opportunity to construct aesthetic details precisely, and combine them with larger social themes, drew Wilde to write drama. He wrote Salome (1891) in French while in Paris but it was refused a licence for England due to an absolute prohibition on the portrayal of Biblical subjects on the English stage. Unperturbed, Wilde produced four society comedies in the early 1890s, which made him one of the most successful playwrights of late-Victorian London. At the height of his fame and success, while The Importance of Being Earnest (1895) was still being performed in London, Wilde had the Marquess of Queensberry prosecuted for criminal libel. The Marquess was the father of Wilde's lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. The libel trial unearthed evidence that caused Wilde to drop his charges and led to his own arrest and trial for gross indecency with men. After two more trials he was convicted and sentenced to two years' hard labour, the maximum penalty, and was jailed from 1895 to 1897. During his last year in prison, he wrote De Profundis (published posthumously in 1905), a long letter which discusses his spiritual journey through his trials, forming a dark counterpoint to his earlier philosophy of pleasure. On his release, he left immediately for France, never to return to Ireland or Britain. There he wrote his last work, The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898), a long poem commemorating the harsh rhythms of prison life.

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.

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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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.

Ode To The West Wind And Other Poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Title Ode to the West Wind and Other Poems
Author Percy Bysshe Shelley
Publisher Courier Corporation
Release Date 2012-03-27
Category Poetry
Total Pages 128
ISBN 9780486114149
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Treasury of 37 well-known and representative poems by great Romantic poet includes "Ode to the West Wind," "To a Skylark," "Adonais," "Ozymandias," "Hymn to Intellectual Beauty," many more. Lists of titles and first lines.

Title Jabberwocky and Other Poems
Author Lewis Carroll
Publisher Courier Corporation
Release Date 2012-03-05
Category Poetry
Total Pages 64
ISBN 9780486113296
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Includes 34 nonsense verses and parodies: "The Walrus and the Carpenter," "Father William," "My Fancy," "A Sea Dirge," "Hiawatha's Photographing," "The Mad Gardener's Song," "Poeta Fit, non Nascitur," and many others.

Title Charmides and Other Poems
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com
Release Date 2008-08-15
Category Poetry
Total Pages 96
ISBN 9781427054036
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A collection of poems and sonnets, Charmides and Other Poems by Oscar Wilde was published in 1919. The work includes narrative poems that at times reflect on his personal experiences and sonnets that are a reflection of the beauty around him. The poems reflect a myriad of emotions.

Books And Reading by Bill Bradfield

Title Books and Reading
Author Bill Bradfield
Publisher Courier Corporation
Release Date 2012-12-04
Category Reference
Total Pages 80
ISBN 9780486111872
Language English, Spanish, and French
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DIVOver 450 memorable quotes from writers, political figures, and celebrities with provocative declarations from Mark Twain, Virginia Woolf, Andrew Carnegie, Theodore Roosevelt, and Oprah Winfrey, among others. /div