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eBook The Ballad of Reading Gaol ePub

by Wild Oscar Wild,Oscar Wild

  • ISBN: 1594623279
  • Category: Humanities
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Wild Oscar Wild,Oscar Wild
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Book Jungle (August 29, 2006)
  • Pages: 52
  • ePub book: 1474 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1213 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 655


In Reading gaol by Reading town There is a pit of shame, And in it lies a wretched man Eaten by teeth of flame, In. .Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin, Ireland, on October 16, 1854. He attended Trinity College, Dublin, from 1871 to 1874 and Magdalen College, Oxford, from 1874 to 1878.

In Reading gaol by Reading town There is a pit of shame, And in it lies a wretched man Eaten by teeth of flame, In burning winding-sheet he lies, And his grave has got no name. At Oxford, he received the Newdigate Prize for his long poem Ravenna (T. Shrimpton and Son, 1878).

Long ballad written after Wilde was released from the Reading prison. I. 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. It's about horrors of prison life.

In Reading gaol by Reading town There is a pit of shame, And in it lies a.Wilde’s purpose was a critique of the cruelty of the system and the degrading nature of incarceration at the time, which undermined rather than promoted remorse and rehabilitation.

And the wild regrets, and the bloody sweats, None knew so well as I: For he who live more lives than on. Wild-eyed and cries to Time. But though lean Hunger and green Thirst. Like asp with adder fight

And the wild regrets, and the bloody sweats, None knew so well as I: For he who live more lives than one. More deaths than one must die. IV. There is no chapel on the day. On which they hang a man . Like asp with adder fight, We have little care of prison fare, For what chills and kills outright. Is that every stone one lifts by day. Becomes one's heart by night.

Oscar Wilde was certainly wrong in trying to fend off Queensberry by suing him for libel, but it is.Making it the center This is a beautiful and moving poem by Oscar Wild.

Oscar Wilde was certainly wrong in trying to fend off Queensberry by suing him for libel, but it is understandable why he did so, and his time in prison for homosexuality is no less brutal for being caused by his miscalculation. He killed the lifestyle he loved by trying to protect it from attacks. The absolutist stupidity always wins over the complicated life story, and he should have known that: IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH. Based on personal observation and experience of his time in Reading jail, Wild wrote this sad and haunting poem while living in exile. I have not read any poems by Wild, so this is my first experience.

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde is a light-hearted novella that parodies gothic horror as well as cultural differences between the United States and the United Kingdom. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. The Family Otis from USA decided to purchase Canterville Chase from England, however the Lord Canterville warned Hiram Otis of the existence of one ghost.

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. 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

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FreandlyMan FreandlyMan
His tales are beyond wonderful... they take you to intensities of different emotions. Hybrid worlds blending fairy lands with modern times; their marvels go unnoticed or even ignored in secret sacrifices. In some tales the twist is so funny and you cannot avoid the smile and to be amazed by such smart plots despite the cruelty that blends well the creatures that talk as in fables.
In some cases the characters could be persons from these days. I consider these tales are not dated, are quite contemporaneous.
Acrobat Acrobat
I have to say, I'm garbage at reading poem books. I was originally interested in this because I had read The Picture of Dorian Gray, and afterwards I had looked up Oscar Wilde. I had found that this verse:

And alien tears will fill for him
Pity's long-broken urn,
For his mourners will be outcast men,
And outcasts always mourn.

is on his grave from the Ballad of Reading Gaol, and that's why I read it. Instead of being only about his imprisonment, I got a lot of fanciful poems that were a little superfluous. I thought the best poem in the book was the actual Ballad of Reading Gaol. It was vivid and accessible, unlike the heavy poems with all the mythology references. (I even like mythology!)

Anyway, took me awhile to get through this, even though it's pretty short.
Dandr Dandr
The Happy Prince and Other Tales is a collection of five children’s short stories for ages 7 and up. These stories are:

The Happy Prince
The Selfish Giant
The Nightingale and the Rose
The Devoted Friend
The Remarkable Rocket

The stories include a wide variety of characters and settings, but all share a common thread – love, sacrifice, kindness, and the possible dangers of not having them.

On the surface, these may appear as simple fairy tales to a child, but Wilde packed each story with heartfelt meaning. There are tales of true friendship, as seen in The Happy Prince, and false friendship, in The Devoted Friend. The same selfless love and sacrifice that is received with gladness in The Selfish Giant, is sadly spurned in The Nightingale and the Rose. If only the rocket in The Remarkable Rocket had read a few of these tales, his life might have been a great deal happier.

Wilde’s eloquent and poetic writing makes the stories a joy to read out loud. They are an excellent read for any little dreamers or future romantics you may know. However, a word of warning: expect to shed a few tears.
Wyameluna Wyameluna
Many reviewers have written excellent traditional commentary on the stories themselves, but I'd like to review the Kindle formatting.

1) The illustrations are as delightful as I remember them. They are best viewed in color with a Kindle Fire, iPad, or equivalent, but even in black and white they sing. Be aware, though, that the full-page color inserts of the original are half-pages in this rendition. They are also crisp, which is not always the case in Kindle editions.

2) Original page numbers are embedded in the text. That can be a little distracting, but it's also sometimes quite amusing.

3) The Table of Contents links are live, which is not always the case in Kindle editions from Gutenberg.

4) Go ahead. Spend the 99 cents for this one. It's well worth it for the illustrations alone.
Uleran Uleran
I had an audio book of The Happy Prince when I was a child, which id what made me look for this book now. Mind you, this story is slightly different than the one I listened to in my youth(the one I had didn't end on a religious note, to be sure), but I still enjoyed it. The addition of several other selfless tales of love were a delightful surprise (I suppose I didn't read the description too carefully). These stories are beautiful and bittersweet, descriptions of selfless love given without expectation of reciprocation. Enjoy and share with the young.
Vudogal Vudogal
These stories are beautifully written (of course!) and enchanting for little ones.

Some are more accessible than others (for example The Remarkable Rocket went a little above my five year old's head, while they could relate very well to The Happy Prince and The Selfish Giant).

The stories do raise some potentially heavy topics for children (for example death, sacrifice, God, poverty...) so I think it's good to be prepared for questions afterwards, as you might end up talking about the stories with your children long after they have finished.
Rolling Flipper Rolling Flipper
Oscar Wilde's story of the HAPPY Prince is a timeless story for both young and old as it defines greatness as one who cares for others more than self - and sacrificing, even unto death for the good of others. Wilde sums up what inspires one to act in the behalf of others, is one who has a loving, caring, and humble heart whether that heart is the prince of the sparrow. It is the 'heart' of the prince that remains when his battered and eye sore statue is torn down and melted,
I've read a lot if his short stories and plays and they have all been fantastic. I highly recommend especially if you're someone who doesn't like or don't typically gravitate towards classics. His stories are for everyone.