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The cover, introduction, publisher's note and other additional material in the 1991 republication are copyrighted by Spruce Gulch Press, Rome, NY, 1991.
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Above is an image of the front cover of the 232-page 1991 Spruce Gulch Press republication of Thomas Mott Osborne's historic Within Prison Walls, that D. Appleton & Co. of NY and London first published in 1915.
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Excerpts selected by NYCHS for this presentation convey the basic story and much of the rich narrative detail in the book. But these web pages are not offered as a substitute for a full reading of the complete work. Only that provides the sense of Tom Brown's total immersion into the dark world he experienced Within Prison Walls.
NY Correction History Society
"Being a Narrative of Personal Experience During a Week of Voluntary Confinement in the State Prison at Auburn NY"
With a New Introduction by the author's grandson FREDERICK R-L OSBORNE©1991
Spruce Gulch Press Box 4347, Rome NY 13442,
first published by D. Appleton & Company New York & London 1915