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The Happy Prince and Other Tales
     

The Happy Prince and Other Tales

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by Oscar Wilde, New Century Books
 

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He was very much admired indeed. "He is as beautiful as a weathercock," remarked one of the Town Councillors who wished to gain a reputation for having artistic tastes; "only not quite so useful," he added, fearing lest people should think him unpractical, which he really was not. "Why can't you be like the Happy Prince?" asked a sensible mother of her little boy who

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He was very much admired indeed. "He is as beautiful as a weathercock," remarked one of the Town Councillors who wished to gain a reputation for having artistic tastes; "only not quite so useful," he added, fearing lest people should think him unpractical, which he really was not. "Why can't you be like the Happy Prince?" asked a sensible mother of her little boy who was crying for the moon. "The Happy Prince never dreams of crying for anything." "I am glad there is some one in the world who is quite happy," muttered a disappointed man as he gazed at the wonderful statue.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011926600
Publisher:
New Century Books
Publication date:
11/24/2010
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
40 KB

Meet the Author

The ever-quotable Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet who delighted Victorian England with his legendary wit. He found critical and popular success with his scintillating plays, chiefly The Importance of Being Earnest, while his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, scandalized readers. Imprisoned for two years for homosexual behavior, Wilde moved to France after his release, where he died destitute.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
October 16, 1854
Date of Death:
November 30, 1900
Place of Birth:
Dublin, Ireland
Place of Death:
Paris, France
Education:
The Royal School in Enniskillen, Dublin, 1864; Trinity College, Dublin, 1871; Magdalen College, Oxford, England, 1874

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Happy Prince: And Other Tales 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had this book as a child. My mother gave it away and I have been searching for it ever since but didn't know the title or author. Thanks to the internet, I finally found it and am thrilled to share this beautiful story of selfless giving form the heart with my children.
Tanishque Sharma More than 1 year ago
THE HAPPY PRINCE It is a story of a swallow and a prince, who was once happy but now is not. The swallow meets the prince on while she is on her way to Egypt. She takes shelter under the statue of the happy prince to spend her night. But soon she finds out that the happy prince is really not happy and then helps him out in helping the poor and old. The story ends with an important message of love, selflessness and charity. I came across this beautiful story while I was going through my cousin’s English books. It is indeed the most beautiful story that I have ever read. Well a short story written by Oscar Wilde set in late 19th century; Wilde brings out the hypocrisy which unfortunately exists even today. Initially written for kids, Happy Prince can be read by a person of any age.
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((Okay and I'll be on after my school is over tomorrow after about 8:00 becse I have to put my nook up then))