The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Illustrations by Arthur Wragg (1948)
Author: Oscar Wilde
Book ID: 66377
The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Illustrations by Arthur Wragg. London: Castle Press, 1948. First Edition. Pp, 63. Very good copy in lightly chipped dust jacket.
This copy is signed by the Illustrator on the title page.
Wragg’s grim woodcut style depiction of Wilde’s classic poem. He also contributes an introduction dealing with the origin of the poem. his account is based on contemporary records and includes a description of a visit by him to Wilde’s cell at Reading Gaol.
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