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The Selfish Giant, the Happy Prince and Other Stories

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This book by the Irish writer Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde includes five short stories: The Selfish Giant The Happy Prince The Nightingale and the Rose The Devoted Friend The Remarkable Rocket
Paperback, 84 pages
Published January 20th 2010 by Createspace (first published April 30th 1992)
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Nurul Lina Mohd Nor
Mar 16, 2014 Nurul Lina Mohd Nor rated it really liked it
Hmm... I'm not sure how I fall into this book. But the fact that you should know, the book is my daughter's. Her father bought it for her in away to pass down his wonderful experience (of reading this book) to her. But she never touch it since. I don't know how it get into my hands, but I guess it was due to the written author on the cover - Oscar Wilde. This is my third book of his, for this year. I am not a fan to Oscar, but his book is never disappointing. I propose you to read this handy boo ...more
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Apr 09, 2016 Gláucia Renata rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Livro de leitura obrigatória na escola de minha filha e obviamente li também. Parece uma obra de arte, tamanha a beleza das ilustrações. Traz a história de um gigante que é dono do mais lindo jardim. Mas ele proíbe a entrada das crianças e com isso o jardim se torna triste e dominado por um inverno eterno. Até que o gigante recebe a visita de uma criança muito especial, transformando tudo ao seu redor.
Lindo e tocante, com toque de mensagem religiosa (indicado em escola católica).



Namiko
I realized both in "The Happy Prince" in this book and "The Nightingale and the Rose," the birds are important roles, like sidekicks, but they are not appreciated in this world.
Leika
Apr 03, 2015 Leika rated it really liked it
My favorite stories in this book were "The nightingale and the rose" and "The devoted friend".

Wilde just never dissappoints.
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Simple yet wonderful. I could almost feel some Krylov in there. Selfish Giant - my favourite.
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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 ...more
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