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The Ballad of Reading Gaol
Photo of The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde with wood engravings by Garrick Palmer.


 
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By Oscar Wilde with wood engravings by Garrick Palmer. London: Primrose Hill Press, 1998. In 1895 Oscar Wilde was imprisoned for homosexuality. On his release, bankrupt and disgraced, he fled to France where he wrote his poetic masterpiece The Ballad of Reading Gaol. This poem is here illustrated by Garrick Palmer’s extraordinarily powerful engravings giving a new dimension to Wilde’s cry of pain. Oscar Wilde died in Paris at the age of 46. 198 x 129 mm, 48 pp. Hardback with dustjacket.

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