The Happy Prince And Other Stories

Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Collector's Library
ISBN: 1905716621
Size: 19.75 MB
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Oscar Wilde is remembered today primarily as a brilliant and witty playwright and the author of the novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. As a result, his shorter pieces of fiction have tended to be neglected, which is a shame for they not only display the same kind of scathing wit, imaginative flourish, and engaging narratives as his other work, but present a wider range of subjects and ideas. As well as such comic tales as “The Canterville Ghost” and “Lord Arthur Savile's Crime,” there are the marvelous fairy stories and fantasies such as “The Selfish Giant,” “The Happy Prince,” and “The Star Child.” The challenge and pleasure of these stories is the simultaneous appeal to both child and adult with their themes of love, truth, and sacrifice, which are as relevant today as when they were written. In this collection are found some of the brightest gems from the treasure trove of Oscar Wilde's writings.

The Happy Prince And Other Tales

Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Xist Publishing
ISBN: 9781681950273
Size: 10.50 MB
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Big Lessons to Be Learned for Both the Young and the Old “Life is one fool thing after another whereas love is two fool things after each other.” - Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince and Other Tales The Happy Prince and Other Tales is a collection of fairy tales gathered by the great Oscar Wilde. At the end of each story, there is always a lesson to be learned on how to be compassionate and forgiving with your peers. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Fairy Tales Of Oscar Wilde The Happy Prince

Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: NBM Publishing
ISBN: 9781561636297
Size: 13.52 MB
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A graphic novel adaptation of Wilde's famous fairy tale combines illustrations with the story of a deceased prince whose spirit inhabits a gold-leaf statue in a city where he is compelled to help impoverished and desperate citizens.

Fairy Tales Of Oscar Wilde The Happy Prince

Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: NBM Publishing
ISBN: 9781561637249
Size: 12.84 MB
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Arguably the most famous and beloved of Oscar Wilde’s nine fairy tales, this particular rendition stands apart from the others due to its brilliant illustrations by a master of comic art. After dying young, the Happy Prince’s soul inhabits a beautiful ruby-encrusted statue covered in gold leaf which is perched high above the city. But when he sees the poverty, misery and desperateness of his people, he enlists the help of a barn swallow to remove the gilding of his statue and shower the riches on his people. In the spring, the townspeople are saved, but find only a stripped down and dull statue alongside a dead swallow. The remains are tossed into an ash heap, but an emissary of God recognizes their sacrifice, and escorts them into the gardens of Heaven. Perfect for middle school students as an introduction to the world-famous author, the dazzling illustrations in this book suit the timeless writings of Wilde.

The Fairy Tales Of Oscar Wilde

Author: Dr Jarlath Killeen
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409489832
Size: 17.14 MB
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Oscar Wilde's two collections of children's literature, The Happy Prince and Other Stories (1888) and A House of Pomegranates (1891), have often been marginalised in critical accounts as their apparently conservative didacticism appears at odds with the characterisation of Wilde as an amoral aesthete. In this, the first full-length study of Wilde's fairy tales for children, Jarlath Killeen argues that Wilde's stories are neither uniformly conservative nor subversive, but a blend of both. Killeen contends that while they should be read in relation to a literary tradition of fairy tales that emerged in nineteenth century Europe; Irish issues heavily influenced the work. These issues were powerfully shaped by the 'folk Catholicism' Wilde encountered in the west of Ireland. By resituating the fairy tales in a complex nexus of theological, political, social, and national concerns, Killeen restores the tales to their proper place in the Wilde canon.