For Love of the King
by Oscar Wilde
The very interesting and richly coloured masque or pantomimic play which is here printed in book form for the first time, was invented sometime in 1894 or possibly a little earlier. It was written, not for publication, but as a personal gift to the author’s friend and friend of his family, Mrs. Chan Toon
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It’s a story of great sacrifice. Shah Mah Phru who fell in love with King Meng Beng very madly, stayed with him for two years. He promised to come back again which he never did. She hadn’t the remotest idea of him as a king. Years lapsed, she kept waited for him with her two boys. One day she observed a bevy of horsemen approached her pagoda, and she trembled with joy thinking that he returned after all. The king’s Prime Minster came with unpleasant news that the Queen passed away with no heir a...more
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet and author of numerous short stories and one novel. Known for his biting wit, and a plentitude of aphorisms, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being E...moreMore about Oscar Wilde...