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poems: 99 Cent The Ballad of Reading Gaol ( poem, poems, poet, poetry, William Shakespeare, literature, Edgar Allan poem, plays, works )
     

poems: 99 Cent The Ballad of Reading Gaol ( poem, poems, poet, poetry, William Shakespeare, literature, Edgar Allan poem, plays, works )

by Oscar Wilde
 
"The Ballad of Reading Gaol" is a poem by Oscar Wilde, written in exile. During his imprisonment, a hanging took place. This had a profound effect on Wilde, inspiring the famous line "we all are guilty of killing the thing we love."

Overview

"The Ballad of Reading Gaol" is a poem by Oscar Wilde, written in exile. During his imprisonment, a hanging took place. This had a profound effect on Wilde, inspiring the famous line "we all are guilty of killing the thing we love."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014497183
Publisher:
classics reborn
Publication date:
03/24/2016
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
130 KB

Meet the Author

Oscar Wilde did well at school, but he did still better at college, where the competition was more severe. He entered Trinity on October 19th, 1871, just three days after his seventeenth birthday. Sir Edward Sullivan writes me that when Oscar matriculated at Trinity he was already "a thoroughly good classical scholar of a brilliant type," and he goes on to give an invaluable snap-shot of him at this time; a likeness, in fact, the chief features of which grew more and more characteristic as the years went on.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
October 16, 1854
Date of Death:
November 30, 1900
Place of Birth:
Dublin, Ireland
Place of Death:
Paris, France
Education:
The Royal School in Enniskillen, Dublin, 1864; Trinity College, Dublin, 1871; Magdalen College, Oxford, England, 1874

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