A House of Pomegranates

A House of Pomegranates

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by Oscar Wilde
     
 

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A House of Pomegranates is a collection of whimisical short stories by Oscar Wilde. This collections includes the following tales:
- "The Young King",
- "The Birthday of the Infanta",
- "The Fisherman and his Soul",
- "The Star-child".
Readers of all ages will be delighted by these fanciful tales.  See more details below

Overview

A House of Pomegranates is a collection of whimisical short stories by Oscar Wilde. This collections includes the following tales:
- "The Young King",
- "The Birthday of the Infanta",
- "The Fisherman and his Soul",
- "The Star-child".
Readers of all ages will be delighted by these fanciful tales.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442946514
Publisher:
ReadHowYouWant
Publication date:
07/13/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
457 KB

Meet the Author

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 - 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, his plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death.

Wilde's parents were successful Anglo-Irish Dublin intellectuals. Their son became fluent in French and German early in life. At university, Wilde read Greats; he proved himself to be an outstanding classicist, first at Dublin, then at Oxford. He became known for his involvement in the rising philosophy of aestheticism, led by two of his tutors, Walter Pater and John Ruskin. After university, Wilde moved to London into fashionable cultural and social circles. As a spokesman for aestheticism, he tried his hand at various literary activities: he published a book of poems, lectured in the United States and Canada on the new "English Renaissance in Art", and then returned to London where he worked prolifically as a journalist. Known for his biting wit, flamboyant dress and glittering conversation, Wilde became one of the best-known personalities of his day.

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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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