Reading Gaol

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Author(s): Roy Smiles
Original Publish Date: Apr 24, 2018
Product Number: EB00775942
Released: Oct 17, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781786825230
Publisher: Oberon Books
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Description

Reading Gaol concerns Oscar Wilde's imprisonment in Reading Gaol after his infamous court case, persecuted relentlessly by the sadistic and pious prison governor for refusing to admit he is a common criminal. George Bernard Shaw, Frank Harris, Sid Edward Carson and Lord Alfred Douglas appear as Wilde justifies his self-inflicted martyrdom. ‘Football is all very well as a game for rough girls, but is hardly suitable for delicate boys' - Oscar Wilde.

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