Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde: Including the Ballad of Reading Gaol

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PREFACE

IT is thought that a selection from Oscar Wilde's early verses may be of interest to a large public at present familiar only with the always popular Ballad of Reading Gaol, also included in this volume. The poems were first collected by their author when he was twenty-six years old, and though never, until recently, well received by the critics, have survived the test of NINE editions. Readers will be able to make for themselves the obvious and striking con-

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • Note ix
  • The Ballad of Reading Gaol 1
  • Appendix 59
  • The Ballad of Reading Gaol - A VERSION BASED ON THE ORIGINAL DRAFT OF THE POEM 61
  • POEMS 87
  • Ave Imperatrix 89
  • To My Wife - WITH A COPY OF MY POEMS 100
  • Magdalen Walks 102
  • Theocritus - A VILLANELLE 106
  • Sonnets 108
  • To L. L. 122
  • From 'the Garden of Eros' 128
  • From 'the Burden of Itys' 144
  • Flower of Love 158
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