The Greatest Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde (Illustrated Edition)

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Sprache - Englisch

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Oscar Wilde's 'The Greatest Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde (Illustrated Edition)' encapsulates the vibrant imagination and profound moral compass that is characteristically Wildean. Written in his impeccably fluid prose, these tales sparkle with the wit and eloquence that define Wilde's renowned literary style. The collection encompasses stories from 'The Happy Prince and Other Tales' and 'A House of Pomegranates.' Within these pages, readers are exposed to a pantheon of tragic heroes, selfless love, and poignant allegories that critique social mores of the time. Wilde's fairy tales contain a blend of Victorian and aesthetic concerns, juxtaposing the moral lessons of children's literature with lush, descriptive imagery and sharp social commentary, offering a complex, layered reading experience that transcends age boundaries.
Oscar Wilde (1854–1900), known for his sharp wit and flamboyant style, is one of the most illustrious playwrights, novelists, and poets of the late Victorian era. His children's fiction, much like his plays and novel, serve as a vehicle for his satire and societal critiques. These stories are speculated to hold a special place in Wilde's oeuvre as a personal tribute to his two sons and are a testament to his versatility as a writer who could oscillate seamlessly between genres and audiences. It is the convergence of aesthetic beauty with humanistic depth in his fairy tales that truly expressed Wilde's artistic ideals.
This illustrated collection is a must-read for aficionados of Wilde and fairy tale enthusiasts alike. It appeals to a broad demographic, from young readers to literary scholars, providing a unique glimpse into the mind of one of literature's most enigmatic figures. The imaginative richness and moral resonance of Wilde's tales make this collection not only an enjoyable read but also a meaningful exploration of the human condition. Let this compendium of Wilde's greatest fairy tales both enchant and provoke thought, as only the inimitable wit and wisdom of Oscar Wilde can.

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Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was a luminary of Victorian literature, known for his sharp wit, flamboyant style, and bold exploration of social mores within the context of his works. Wilde's literary career encompassed various genres, including plays, poetry, and prose, earning him a coveted place in the canon of English literature. Among his most notable works are the novel 'The Picture of Dorian Gray', a moralistic tale that delves into themes of aesthetics and duplicity, and his well-acclaimed plays 'The Importance of Being Earnest' and 'An Ideal Husband', which satirize the hypocrisies of Victorian society with paradoxical panache and epigrammatic brilliance. Wilde's foray into the genre of fairy tales yielded 'The Greatest Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde (Illustrated Edition)', showcasing his ability to blend whimsy and profundity, crafting stories that resonate with both children and adults. These tales often carry undertones of his personal philosophies, veiled in the guise of enchanting narratives. His literary style is characterized by its poetic charm, intellectual playfulness, and subtlety in social criticism. Despite facing personal trials and a tragic end, Wilde's works continue to enchant readers with their timeless relevance and his evergreen commentary on human nature and society's façades.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 109 Pages

Filesize: 1.1 MB

ISBN: 8596547385998