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you will never look at prison in the same way again,
This review is from: De Profundis, The Ballad of Reading Gaol & Others (Wordsworth Classics) (Paperback)
The ballad of Reading Gaol was Oscar Wilde's final work, written just 4 years before his death in 1901. Written shortly after his release from Reading Gaol story, this moving poem tells the story of his cellmate - flasely accused of murdering his wife. It tells of all the trials and tribulations of his time there and indeed of everyone in that prison as their view of a condemed man is graphicaly portrayed in this horrific ballad.
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Initial post: 26 Sep 2014 19:46:30 BDT
Oscar's "cellmate"? "Falsely accused of murdering his wife"? You learn something new every day...
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