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PS – Fatty, you are the best! Pearls and pomegranates cannot buy it, nor is it set forth in the marketplace. Feb 08, Amina rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: These are taken up to heaven by an angel that has deemed them the two most precious things cohfte the city. After the seven years were over he ochete said all that he had to say, for his conversation was limited. Persistent cookies are stored on your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date.

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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. As the result of a widely covered series wiilde trials, Wilde suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years hard labour after being convicted of “gross indecency” with other men.

The Rose and Nightingale is one of the most beautiful stories I have read. The Prince does something by mercy for others; the Rocket wants to do something by pride, for self congratulation.

When the expiry date is reached your computer deletes the cookie. So, if ever anyone gives me a red rose, I’ll keep it always next to my heart, and if it withers I’ll keep it safe between the leaves of this book; I won’t waste a nightengale’s life for no reason. 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 niceI 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.


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.

The Happy Prince and Other Tales by Oscar Wilde

He subsequently won a scholarship to Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was heavily influenced by John Ruskin and Walter Pater, whose aestheticism was taken to its radical extreme in Wilde’s work. The Birthday of the Infanta: It’s still a lovely image to me now, and I like the last line: Life lessons are there waiting to be unwrapped: Jul 25, classic reverie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oscar Wilde does fairy tales–a kind of strange mixture.

A pleasure seeking prince, a selfish giant, and more: Short stories with morals, I love that! 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.

Jan 16, Srividya rated it it was amazing Recommended to Srividya by: So, knowing that this story is part of Wilde’s “The Happy Prince and Other Tales”, I decided to read it as a whole hoping to find stories better, if there can be anything better, or at least at the same level as “The Nightengale and the Rose”, and again, I was not disappointed.

After his release, Wilde left England for Paris, where he wrote what may be his most famous poem, The Ballad of Reading Gaoldrawn from his prison experiences.

They are such a joy to read. Inafter being publicly insulted by the marquess, Wilde brought oscsr unsuccessful slander suit against the peer. En fin, se lee en un ratito y se disfruta bastante. His signature wit surfaced from time to time. Subscribe to our newsletter Some error text Name. It is one of my greatest pleasures.


It is more precious than emeralds, and dearer than fine opals. My favorite 3 The Selfish Giant- a giant comes back home to see his garden invaded. After Wilde was released from prison he set sail for Dieppe by the night ferry. The lessons taught in these stories were of good and bad, bad might not be necessarily evil but more of the famoeo kind, it talked of selflessness and how true love redeems everything in the end.

I enjoyed that, but it did not inspire me to discover any more about or by Wilde. Overall, whether you’re interested in fairy tales or in Oscar Wilde or late Victorian literature, this is an interesting curio well worth the time, but one that will probably always be a footnote rather than a must-read work.

The stand-out, “The Nightingale and the Rose” is, however, in my view a brilliant short story, so beautiful it made me cry.

El Famoso Cohete

This is a beautiful little collection of stories. View all 6 comments.

From an analytical point of view I c I do really like E, Wilde, so giving this collectiont three stars pains me somewhat. All of them are lovely, though.

El Famoso Cohete, Oscar Wilde. (Hardcover )

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