The Happy Prince
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I've always liked Oscar Wilde's prose, if not his drama, but I thought this was an exercise in hypocrisy, or perhaps it was just Oscar Wilde, locked out of the gates of the wealthy aristocracy, just venting his spleen on them. You would think a man who lost everything because of the prejudice agai...more
stories of delicate charm are for literate adults who alone
can perceive the irony and awareness of life's cruelties.
A poetic wistfulness also mingles with the artless musical
imagery. One critic says they remind him of Fragonard and Rossetti. Another is impressed by the simplicity of Biblical language.
Reviewing the fables a rather hysterical GR slams OW for
anti-semitism because of a perfunctory aside 100 years before
Political Correctness. S...more
The book tells the story of a golden, jewelled statue that sits on a tall column overlooking the city. Though happy in life, as a statue the prince sees all the misery in...more
Much like Warner Brother's cartoons, Oscar Wilde's fairy tales have value for both children and the adults who read to them (I found value...more
All the stories have beautiful descriptions, sometimes bordering...more
The prince is a statue that overlooks the city and sees the poor and the rich and his heart aches to help the poor that he did not help when he was flesh and bone, so he implores a sparrow to help him. Through the sparrow and the prince the poor...more
The whole story is about the boy giving what he had to make others happy. He sacrificed what he had in order that others wouldn't go hungry, and the whole...more
Different from the title, the Happy Prince was not happy at all.
The most impressive scene in the book of 'the Happy Prince' was
Swallow did not leave the Happy prince alone when he lost all gold and jewelries he had.
It made me to think about altruistic life.
The little Swallow's altruistic life for the Happy prince and the Happy prince's sacrificial life for
the poor will make you to think a lot.
I want to recommend this book for all of you who...more
the prince also left this world. People were very sad and unhappy. People made his statue in his memory. The statue was made up of lead and fixed with various jewels. Blue jewels were fixed in his eyes. The statue was kept over a pillar at the center of the town so that everybody could remember him.
Have to say I am genuinely surprised at some of the other reviews for this book that end up covering feminism, homosexuality, antisemitism and who knows what else. What ever happened to enjoying a story for what it is rather than this incessant need to analyse and over complicate?
For child or adult this story will please both thou the story is rather more like mind free or predictable but yet it will bring a huge smile on your face.