Ballad of Reading Gaol - Oscar Wilde

Ballad of Reading Gaol

By Oscar Wilde

  • Release Date: 1904-01-01
  • Genre: Poésie


The Ballad of Reading Gaol deals with the harsh realities of prison and with the even harsher reality of an execution, the taking of a human life, through legal means, by fellow humans. The world depicted in this poem is light-years away from the affluent drawing rooms in which his social comedies are set. It is equally distant from the fantasy worlds of his other poetry and his fairy tales.