The Happy Prince, and Other Tales
Sprache - Englisch
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Oscar Wilde's 'The Happy Prince, and Other Tales' is a masterpiece of Victorian children's literature, yet it enthusiastically transcends the boundaries of age and epoch. The collection, brimming with rich allegories and poignant parables, reflects themes of sacrifice, compassion, and social inequality. Wilde's poetic prose intertwines with a moral aestheticism, a hallmark of his works, offering readers a lens through which to examine the human condition. Amidst an era saturated with didactic children's tales, Wilde's narratives stand out for their beauty, sophistication, and their quintessential Wildean wit, revealing the deeper turmoils of Victorian society under the facade of fairy tale simplicity.
Oscar Wilde, a luminary of 19th-century literature, brings to this collection his sharp intellect and a flamboyant narrative style that had already earned him acclaim with works such as 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' and his celebrated plays. 'The Happy Prince, and Other Tales' may have been inspired by Wilde's own experiences of love, loss, and societal ostracism, all of which deeply influenced his writing. The author's command of language and his proclivity for social commentary converge magnificently in these stories, which continue to resonate as much for their philosophical depth as for their storytelling genius.
DigiCat Publishing's meticulously curated edition invites both young readers and literary aficionados to rediscover the enchanting world of 'The Happy Prince, and Other Tales'. It is a recommendation not merely as an artifact of literary history, but also as a testament to Wilde's visionary creative spirit. Students, scholars, and casual readers alike will find joy and heartache within its pages, and will emerge with a greater appreciation for one of literature's most enduring voices. Not to be overlooked, this collection offers a perfect entry point for anyone seeking to delve into the rich tapestry of Wilde's literary legacy.
About the Author
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was a luminary of Victorian literature, known for his sharp wit, flamboyant style, and brilliant dialogues. A poet, playwright, and author, he is perhaps best remembered for his novel 'The Picture of Dorian Gray,' his numerous short stories, and his enduring plays such as 'The Importance of Being Earnest' and 'An Ideal Husband.' Born in Dublin, Ireland, Wilde excelled at Trinity College, Dublin, and later at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he became known for his involvement in the aesthetic and decadent movements. He worked as a journalist and essayist before transitioning to writing fiction. In his short story collection 'The Happy Prince, and Other Tales' (1888), Wilde combines elements of fantasy and social critique, offering both entertainment and moral enrichment, and showcasing his skillful use of language and allegory. Often acclaimed for the aestheticism he advocated, his works reflect the paradoxes and ironies of society, coupled with an underlying moral sensibility. Despite his literary successes, Wilde's career declined after he was imprisoned for gross indecency, a consequence of the prevailing laws against homosexuality. His later works, including 'De Profundis' and 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol', were informed by his experiences of hardship and societal rejection. Wilde's contribution to literature remains influential; his unique blend of satire, humor, and poignancy continues to be celebrated worldwide.
Genre: Sprache - Englisch
Size: 44 Pages
Filesize: 891.1 KB
Published: Sept. 16, 2022