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The Happy Prince and Other TalesOscar 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

[Read] ➵ The Happy Prince and Other Tales ➲ Oscar Wilde – Pikavippi-ilman-luottotietoja.us
  • Hardcover
  • 96 pages
  • The Happy Prince and Other Tales
  • Oscar Wilde
  • English
  • 15 May 2017
  • 9780679444732

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  1. says:

    The Happy Prince and Other Tales The Happy Prince and Other Stories , Oscar WildeThe Happy Prince and Other Tales 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, and the golden leaf covering his body to give to the poor As the winter comes and the Happy Prince is stripped of all of his beauty, his lead heart breaks when the swallow dies as a result of his selfless deeds and severe cold The statue is then brought down from the pillar and melted in a furnace leaving behind the broken heart and the dead swallow and they are thrown in a dust heap These are taken up to heaven by an angel that has deemed them the two most precious things in the city This is affirmed by God and they live forever in his city of gold and garden of paradise 1971 1344 169 16 11 5 19


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    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, always treads on other people s toes, answered the Roman Candle in a low whisper and the Cracker nearly exploded with laughter.


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    The popular author of The Book Thief, Markus Zusak aptly says in his introduction of this book There 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, the amazing the stories become, the I believe them, and the I realize that I won t forget them For me, these stories are truly unforgettable The Happy Prince 5 stars Amazing 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 of Swallow, Swallow, little Swallow follows.Heartbreakingly nice Good deeds get their paybacks in the end.The Selfish Giant 3 stars I liked it A Giant is so selfish that he does not want children to play in his yard with a beautiful garden so Nature the Wind, Hail, Snow work against him Winter stays forever in his yard even if, outside its wall, is already at the height of summer The Giant becomes lonely I know, winter could be depressing so he breaks down the wall and let the children play again in his garden What happens towards the end is a fitting story for the Holy Week as a character reveals His true identity.The Devoted Friend 1 star I did not like it I almost really liked this except that there is no redeeming value in the end The good Little Hans seemed to have died in vain He was fooled by Miller into believing that the latter was his friend and he would get his damaged wheelbarrow I am okay with being friendly but not to the extent of sacrificing myself or going hungry just to make my friend happy That s balderdash The Remarkable Rocket 2 stars It s okay The naive self centered rocket thinks highly of himself He is the drama king so he wets himself crying of joy thinking that he is being reserved by the palace for special occasion So, he just stays there unlighted and eventually left and thrown out in the gutter We all know about these people Sad but true There are rockets around us.The Nightingale and the Rose 4 stars I really liked it I agree with Zusak this is so sad, so brave of a nightingale to give her own life so that the daughter of the Professor would dance with the young student But the nightingale is just too naive with the ways of the heart for the girl does not reciprocate the student s love The nightingale ends up on the gutter unappreciated and dead Sad, Zusak but no redeeming value Wasted heroism.The Young King 3 stars I liked it An illegitimate shepherd s son ends up as the only heir of a dead king Not used to riches, he is very excited about living in the palace and wearing his robe One night, he dreams of the poor people who work hard to come up with the gems that are to be put on his robe as decors On the coronation day, he refuses to wear the robe so he is disowned by the nobilities The Christlike coronation and references to Jesus should rank this tale higher than the rest of fairy tales.The Birthday of the Infanta 2 stars It s okay A hunchback dwarf is given as a gift to princess Infanta only to end up neglected in the end Reminded me of The Velveteen Rabbit who thought that his master loved him Sad but just like the Devoted Friend story there is no redeeming value The princess says in the end For the future, let those who come to play with me have no hearts The Star Child 4 stars I really liked it Reminds us, once again, that what goes around, comes around That beauty is just skin deep What is important is what s in our hearts The star child is found in the forest by two woodcutters The first one says that they leave the poor child on the snow because, poor as they are, they don t enough food for their families to survive the winter The other one says no and takes pity to the child The child grows up to be a handsome man but heartless to the extent of disowning his own mother who disguises as a beggar The Fisherman and his Soul 5 stars It s amazing A young man is in love with a mermaid who says that they cannot live together under the sea if the young man will not leave his soul So, the young man asks the witch to separate himself from his soul The soul is afraid and asks for the fisherman s heart The fisherman cannot give his heart away since he needs it to love the mermaid.I don t know what happened to me This is my first time to read this story so probably that made a greater impact to me than the Happy Prince first story This story reminds me of Murakami s Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World where the man and his shadow are separated Like the other stories, this is still a sad one But Wilde s storytelling is truly remarkable that you feel with the characters even how implausible, this being a fairy tale, the plot is.This is my second book first was De Profundis by Oscar Wilde and I have only one word for him genius.


  4. says:

    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, and the golden leaf covering his body to give to the poor As the winter comes and the Happy Prince is stripped of all of his beauty, his lead heart breaks when the swallow dies as a result of his selfless deeds and severe cold The statue is then brought down from the pillar and melted in a furnace leaving behind the broken heart and the dead swallow and they are thrown in a dust heap These are taken up to heaven by an angel that has deemed them the two most precious things in the city This is affirmed by God and they live forever in his city of gold and garden of paradise 1972 1344 169 16 11 5 19


  5. says:

    Note to self never ever try to read finish this book on a train or anywhere in public


  6. says:

    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 many Surely Love is a wonderful thing It is precious 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 often have long conversations all by myself, and I am so clever that I sometimes don t understand a single word of what I am saying Wilde shows his softer side, yet retaining his ironic humour, exploring themes such as compassion, friendship, altruism, selfishness, love, self awareness, and kindness The fairy tales are simple yet engaging, with some very likeable characters, and also some very detestable characters we can all relate to The characters, often animals or inanimate objects feel so real and natural with clear personalities exactly like people in society We have probably met a real life version of the boastful, pretentious, and arrogant Remarkable Rocket the type of person I want to punch in the face and of the very kind and innocent little Hans This is true for the minor characters as well as the major ones such as the yes men Town Councillors, the ignorant Water rat, and the extremely materialistic girl.It is this realness of the characters which really captivated me Wilde s subtle yet cynical satire of society is still perfectly relevant today With such short stories, it is a wonder how Wilde managed to integrate such accurate and distinguished characters.The short stories evoke great emotion too I felt happy, sad, annoyed and disappointed at times, sharing the characters experiences The stories may not leave you with a happy feeling, but that is precisely why they make such good reading a story that can make you feel very sad or very annoyed is a good story, since it evokes a strong emotional response These tales certainly do that Precious few writers can do this, let alone in simple fairy tales For me, no one writes as charismatically as Oscar Wilde He makes great writing look so simple and easy This work is elegantly written with fine little details and plenty to be admired again and again My personal favourite in this collection is The Happy Prince, although it was extremely difficult to choose amongst these lovely little stories.If you do yourself one favour today, have a read of one these fairy tales They are such a joy to read If you love these stories as much as I do we can be best friends I cannot recommend this book highly enough


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    When you truly live your life, you have to learn to accept and maybe expect the rare and unexpected surprises that might be in store for you These unanticipated wonders often bring about a lot of joy in our lives and sometimes also have the capacity of teaching us a gentle yet important lesson My surprise for the day was this small little book, a set of short stories written by Oscar Wilde and believe me I was simply floored by the simplicity as well as the complexity there was in these tales.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 some such interesting tales and stumbled upon this book of short stories, which captivated me like no other book or tale and I was smiling and back into reading again A little later when I saw that my enthusiasm to share my updates in GR was strong and they usually are when I read something nice , I found that a dear friend of mine, someone who has become quite close to me in a very short time, had recommended this book, albeit indirectly So I was doubly excited and resumed my reading.That Wilde is a fantastic writer is a well known fact but that he could write something for children, a tale which would be suited for all ages, is something that surprised me and obviously delighted me This short collection has about 5 tales in it and each of them were delightful and with a moral to boot What makes this anthology special is the fact that it is not in a preaching format but there is a slight tongue in cheek manner, which brought a delectable flavor something that most moralistic tales don t have these days, especially the adult ones Each tale in this compilation was different but there was a strong lesson that could be seen in all This was the lesson of love and friendship, how it differs in every scenario and what exactly is true love or devoted friendship The lessons taught in these stories were of good and bad, bad might not be necessarily evil but of the selfish kind, it talked of selflessness and how true love redeems everything in the end All the stories were well written and I loved them all but if I had to pinpoint a single story that moved me the most, it was The Nightingale and the Rose, a truly remarkable tale, something that gives you the sky in terms of learning without taking away a bit of your enjoyment.This book is highly recommended for everyone PS Fatty, you are the best D


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    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 glory I knew Oscar Wilde was a great writer having read his novel but having not read anything else yet, though on my to read list, but I see his wide range of ability as a writer is quite wonderful I had no idea about his religious convictions but they shine through in these stories, two of them bring heaven and the Christ child into the story One of my most favorite subject to come across in a story is the morality and religious precepts, that make the reader feel an uplifting feeling, even when things don t always work out Wilde s stories had this all down with the sadness and showing us humans to live our lives in a positive light If you have no religious beliefs, these stories are still wonderfully wholesome to read Sometimes after reading a book, your whole feeling towards an author changes and Wilde made me love his works even than before.One thing I will touch on because it was brought up in the Delphi collection of his works which seeing it I had to comment here Later critics have identified an underlying homosexual relationship between the two protagonists, while others argue that these are simply tales told by Wilde for his own children I saw nothing of this in the least and what I saw was friendship I noticed before in reading some commentaries of classic works were the modern view is projected to mean something, that the author did not intend Unless, evidence in memoirs tell of certain ideas, I don t look for what is not there Is modern society, so bitter to think that true friendship, wanting to die for another, has to have a romantic element Can t people love people for friendship sake alone IMO, so I leave it there for you to read and decide yourself.The stories 1 The Happy Prince a sparrow helps his friend who sees misery from where he stands help alleviate some grief, he witnesses.2 The Nightingale and the Rose the nightingale gives everything for love My favorite 3 The Selfish Giant a giant comes back home to see his garden invaded.4 The Devoted Friend a Miller thinks his friendship is just wonderful This and the next story deal with self centeredness 5 The Remarkable Rocket the rocket thinks he is just wonderful and looks down on everything else.These stories are great for children and adults too, we all need a refresher course on being good human beings Adding September 11, 2018 The radio version from Columbia workshop of The Happy Prince 12 26 1936https www.oldtimeradiodownloads.comSome changes but basically Oscar Wilde s story.


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    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 any about 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 Giant, The Devoted Friend, and The Remarkable Rocket I was completely charmed by them all Written in a deceptively simple style that begs for being read aloud, each story is a gold nugget wrapped in layers of silver tongued wit that any thinking adult will appreciate Life lessons are there waiting to be unwrapped the importance of Love, the true value of being unselfish, the power of friendship.I had no idea that Oscar Wilde wrote such stories I want to read of them, and get to know the man and his work better Thank you, Rick Here is a link to the Gutenberg book I read here is Rick s review of the book he read the review that piqued my curiosity than any school teacher ever could.


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    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 years were over he had said all that he had to say, for his conversation was limited.And What is a sensitive person said the Cracker to the Roman Candle A person who, because he has corns himself, always treads on other people s toes, answered the Roman Candle in a low whisper The stories are cynical, with Wilde poking fun at himself, society, and possibly Aesop s Fables I doubt he would have enjoyed his current reputation if this had been all he had written, but as an addition to his works, they are interesting enough.

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