Ç The Happy Prince and Other Tales ï Download by Ì Oscar Wilde
Ç The Happy Prince and Other Tales ï Download by Ì Oscar Wilde I like to do all the talking myself It saves time, and prevents arguments These are a lot like Andersen s tales fairy tale kind of prose, talking objects, often with sad elements and sad endings Add to it, Wilde s popular witticisms The Rose and Nightingale is one of the most beautiful stories I have read I am so clever that sometimes I don t understand a single word of what I am saying Life is one fool thing after another whereas love is two fool things after each other I hate people who talk about themselves, as you do, when one wants to talk about oneself, as I do He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about I like hearing myself talk It is one of my greatest pleasures I often have long conversations all by myself, What is a sensitive person said the Cracker to the Roman Candle A person who, because he has corns himself, Note to self never ever try to read finish this book on a train or anywhere in public The popular author of The Book Thief, Markus Zusak aptly says in his introduction of this bookThere s something in these fairy tales that reminds me why any of us would want to be readers and writers in the first place, and that is that, theamazing the stories become, theI believe them, and theI realize that I won t forget themFor me, these stories are truly unforgettable The Happy Prince 5 starsAmazing A formerly rich and only child prince is now a regal statue The town people look up at him and marvel at his beauty One day, a swallow gets separated from his fellow birds going to Egypt since winter is forthcoming While the swallow is about to sleep at the foot of the statue, a tear falls from the weeping statue and a series o The Happy Prince and Other Tales The Happy Prince and Other Stories , Oscar WildeThe Happy Prince and Other Tales also called The Happy Prince and Other Stories is a collection of stories for children by Oscar Wilde first published in May 1888 It contains five stories The Happy Prince , The Nightingale and the Rose , The Selfish Giant , The Devoted Friend , and The Remarkable Rocket.
The Happy Prince In a town where a lot of poor people suffer and where there are a lot of miseries, a swallow who was left behind after his flock flew off to Egypt for the winter, meets the statue of the late Happy Prince, who in reality has never experienced true sorrow, for he lived in a palace where sorrow was not allowed to enter Viewing various scenes of people suffering in poverty from his tall monument, the Happy Prince asks the swallow to take the ruby from his hilt, the sapphires from his eyes,
Being bored with all my current reads and totally tired after a hard morning at house cleaning, I decided to simply peruse my Kindle for some nice book or story to read Mind you, I wasn t in the mood for anything serious Having just reviewed Wilde s Dorian Gray, I decided to check his complete collection for somesuch interesting tales and stumbled upon this book of short stories, wh A Beautiful Collection for All Ages Each little story is a beautifully told allegory touching to the heart You will never be too old or too young to appreciate the marvellous moral in each story.
The stories in this collection are The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and the Rose, The Selfish Giant, The Devoted Friend, and The Remarkable Rocket Many of my favourite epigrams come from this collection Here are a few gems of manySurely Love is a wonderful thing It isprecious than emeralds, and dearer than fine opals Pearls and pomegranates cannot buy it, nor is it set forth in the marketplace It may not be purchased of the merchants, nor can it be weighed out in the balance for gold Everyone quoted it, it was full of so many words that they could not understand I like hearing myself talk It is one of my greatest pleasures I Oscar Wilde Made Up These Very Special Fairy Stories For Children He Was Telling Them Than Stories About Princes, Giants, Nightingales, And Roses, He Was Teaching Them About Life And The Way To Live It You Will Find In Them So Much Sweetness And Tenderness You Will Never Forget ThemThey Can Be read Aloud To Children Of Six, And Everybody Will Want A Copy For Their Own Private Delight When They Are Older There Is No Age For This Book It Is A Brilliant And Haunting Treasure House For EverybodyThe Drawings By The Famous Danish Artist, Lars Bo, Have Been Specially Made For This Puffin Edition These short stories were recommended by a Goodreads friend, Amira K after we were discussing Oscar Wilde s The Portrait of Dorian Gray 1890 and how I might like the children stories in The Happy Prince and Other Tales 1888 So I then put them on my list to read this year and having just finished these stories, I wanted to comment on both these books before I talk of the short stories If you heard or read The Portrait of Dorian Gray , you would know how dark a book it is and seeing the movie long before reading the book which is a picnic compared to the book s darkness, IMO I was quite impressed by reading these children stories which are on the opposite side of the spectrum, quite bright You say, well they are children s stories written in the late 1800 s, so it would be that way Well what impressed me was that even many of these stories are quite sad, the moral is there in all its I have found that any author I was forced to read in my ancient school days tends to be ignored these days when I can choose my own reading Oscar Wilde certainly fits that statement I remember having to dissect The Picture Of Dorian Gray for some class or other, and the only other work of his I have read since then was The Importance Of Being Earnest I enjoyed that, but it did not inspire me to discover anyabout or by Wilde.
But a few days ago I noticed a review by fellow GR group member Rick, discussing a graphic novel edition of two of Oscar Wilde s short stories That review sent me to Gutenberg to see what I could see I wanted especially to read the story The Remarkable Rocket And that is how I found this book, which has five short fables and some elegant illustrations by Charles Robinson.
The stories included here are The Happy Prince, The Nightingale And The Rose, The Selfish Oscar Wilde does fairy tales a kind of strange mixture.
The title story, The Happy Prince, and its successor, The Nightingale and the Rose, are a bit sorrowful and bleak I dare say the main takeaway might be that love brings death and is much unappreciated The Selfish Giant is an almost religious tale in which an act of kindness is rewardedthe sort of tale in which the main character does not realize who he is aiding but proves his worth by his unselfish act.
The fourth story was my favorite The Devoted Friend is a story of exploitation in the name of friendship and hypocrisy I could imagine Wilde basing it on his on personal experience The final story seemed to be a study in pomposity, another subject Wilde knew a bit about His signature wit surfaced from time to time After the seven ye