5 Books Written in Prison

Behind Bars
Behind Bars

Last week, CBC published an article listing 5 classic books that were written in prison. The article was written after it was announced that a new regulation in the UK is banning people from sending books to inmates. Many eminent authors have expressed their outrage at this ban. In my opinion, even though criminals should be punished for their actions, I believe everybody should have access to books as they are essential components towards education and rehabilitation. What do you think?

You can help by signing the petition on Change.org.  They have reached 24,371 signatures so far. Let’s add a few more!

The CBC list of 5 Books Written in Prison:

  1. The Travels of Marco Polo by Rustichello da Pisa
  2. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  3. Great Short Works by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  4. Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Louis Antoine Fauvelet De Bourrienne
  5. De Profundis by Oscar Wilde

Written by Cecile

Cécile Sune was born in Lyon, France, and her obsession with books started when she was 14. Her grandparents had lent her Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, and she spent part of the summer indoors reading. Needless to say, her tan didn't really improve that year! It was also around that time that Cécile fell in love with the English language. Several years later, in 1999, Cécile moved to Toronto, Canada, with her cat and 5 suitcases. Her love of reading greatly increased when she discovered that English books were much cheaper than French novels. In 2013, she decided to start a blog to share her passion. Cécile now lives in Ottawa, Canada, with her husband and their daughter, and works as a freelance translator (CS Revision).


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