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The Ballad of Reading Gaol free pdf The Ballad of Reading Gaol Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) Wilde's meditation on capital punishment, the Ballad of Reading Gaol comes after he was convicted and imprisoned under charges of gross indecency. The charges stemmed from his affair with Lord Alfred Douglas, the son of the Marquis of Queensberry. It relates the story of an execution of a man who murdered his wife which Wilde witnessed during his internment. Published in 1898, it was Wilde's last published poem as he would die in 1900 from cerebral menengitis, caused by syphilis.

About Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 - 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams and plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment which was followed by his early death.

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Author : Oscar Wilde
Publisher : Createspace
Data Published : 24 August 2015
ISBN : 1517025273
EAN : 9781517025274
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 52 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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