The Happy Prince and Other Tales
Publish date: October 10th 1995
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Pages no: 96
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Classic Literature
, Irish Literature
, Fairy Tales
, 19th Century
, Short Stories
If this book doesn't make you want to curl up with a nice hot cup of arsenic and maybe some razor blades, you read a different edition than I did. Apparently Wilde read Hans Christian Anderson and thought, "Dang nab it, I can write way way depressing fairy tales, too!"Not saying it's not pretty. Jus...
Wilde’s anthropomorphizing parables are beautifully written, emotionally moving and exquisitely poignant; praising the laudable virtues of the Catholic Churchand warning of the shameful outcomes of the seven deadly sins. Themes of friendship and charity feature heavily with Christian overtones, whic...
Today I decided to get an old dusty favourite out to read. Why you may ask, why today of all days would you choose Wilde?Why have you picked this book over something equally superb and known for its literary prowess...you know something that features:GIFSoupThat's right goblins, goblin sex and oh ba...
I had to make this one of my favourites! I had no idea that Oscar Wilde had written children's stories and I'm glad I discovered this gem at my local library.The poetic language just blew me away. I also enjoyed how he anthropormophized the flowers, birds and other animals. Unlike most fairy tales, ...
Oh, these stories are so depressing! Yet, they’re so beautifully ironic. It’s wonderful. My absolute favorite is “The Nightingale and the Rose.” “The Selfish Giant,” “The Remarkable Rocket,” “The Fisherman and his Soul,” and “The Star Child” are equally excellent and captivating, each one brilliantl...