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Pit of shame : the real ballad of Reading Gaol

Author: Anthony Stokes; Theodore Dalrymple
Publisher: Winchester [England] : Waterside Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: 1. The Old Reading Gaols --
2. The New Prison --
3. Punishments of Former Times --
4. Executions --
5. Prisoner C.3.3 Oscar Wilde --
Illustrations --
6. The Ballad of Reading Gaol --
Illustrations --
7. The Easter Rising and Internment --
8. Invisible Prisoners --
9. A Pioneering Borstal Correctional Centre --
10. Starting Again with a Clean Sheet --
11. Life as a Local Prison --
12. HM Remand Centre and Young Offender Institution --
13. 'Reading Gaol' Today and in the Future --
1. 'Arrested Development' / Theodore Dalrymple --
2. Rules for Prisoners (c.1850) --
3. Prison Dietary Scales (c.1850) --
4. 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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