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Pit of shame : the real ballad of Reading Gaol

Author: Anthony Stokes; Theodore Dalrymple
Publisher: Winchester [England] : Waterside Press, 2007.
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Gives an unique account of the life and times of one of the UK's most famous prisons - a fame that flows directly from an account of the execution of Trooper Charles Thomas Wooldridge (CTW) as  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Stokes; Theodore Dalrymple
ISBN: 1904380212 9781904380214
OCLC Number: 154945299
Description: xv, 192 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A Note from Reading's Governing GovernorAbout the authorList of illustrationsForewordPrefaceTimelimeCHAPTERThe Old Reading GaolsThe New PrisonPunishments of Former TimesExecutionsPrisoner C.3.3 Oscar WildeIllustrationsThe Ballad of Reading GaolIllustrationsThe Easter Rising and InternmentInvisible PrisonersA Pioneering Borstal Correctional CentreStarting Again with a Clean SheetLife as a Local PrisonHM Remand Centre and Young Offender Institution'Reading Gaol' Today and in the FutureAPPENDIXArrested Development' by Theodore DalrympleRules for Prisoners (c.1850)Prison Dietary Scales (c.1850)List of Executions
Responsibility: Anthony Stokes ; with a foreword by Theodore Dalrymple.

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'If I had to recommend a single book about the history of imprisonment ... this would be it'-- Theodore Dalrymple. 'You won't put it down.'-- Henry Kelly. 'Contains fascinating details about Wilde's Read more...

 
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