The Happy Prince and Other Stories
These fairy tales, which Oscar Wilde made up for his own sons, include “The Happy Prince,” who was not as happy as he seemed, “The Selfish Giant,” who learned to love little children, and “The Star Child,” who suffered bitter trials when he rejected his parents. Often whimsical and sometimes sad, they all shine with poetry and magic.
The Happy Prince : 5 stars (Amazing!)
A formerly rich and only child prince is now a regal statue. The ...more
Each little story is a beautifully told allegory touching to the heart. You will never be too old or too young to appreciate the marvellous moral in each story.
The stories in this collection are: The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and the Rose, The Selfish Giant, The Devoted Friend, and The Remarkable Rocket.
Many of my favourite epigrams come from this collection. Here are a few gems (of many):
"Surely Love is a wonderful thing. It is more precious than emeral ...more
When questioned about the maturity of the language in his stories, Wilde ridiculed the idea that "extremely limited vocabulary at the disposal of the British child" should be "the standard by which the prose of an artist is to be judged".
These tales are dark and colorful at the same time, and deal mostly with selfishness, compassion, eg ...more
My favourites were "The Nightingale and the Rose" and "The Fisherman and His Soul", I think. All of them are lovely, though. I especially like the beginning of Star-Child. Some of the lines in it are gorgeous, like: "And when they came ...more
Not saying it's not pretty. Just saying.
On the other hand, this probably isn't the best demonstration of Wilde's skills. The idea of the arch-sophisticate taking on the genre of simple, ...more
From an analytical point of view I c ...more
Why have you picked this book over something equally superb and known for its literary prowess...you know something that features:
That's right goblins, goblin sex and oh baby eating goblins.
I mean isn't that the kind of book you think of straight away when you think of renowned playwrights like Wilde.
Yeh, I know I was kind of speechles ...more
This book is a facsimile of the original 1913 edition. Wilde himself died in 1900. The paintings by Charles Robinson are superb.
The publication of this book in 1988 was his first critical success. Wilde was a devoted father to his two sons, Vyvyan and Cyral. Vyvyan speaks of him "going down on all fours on the nursery floor, being in turn a lion, a wolf, a horse, ca ...more
31st March 2012:
They are sad indeed, but they are written so beautifully and they talk about caring about others, winning over our own selfishness, believing in love and in the good ...more
“If you want a red rose,” said the Tree, “you must build it out of music by moonlight, and stain it with your own heart’s-blood. You must sing to me with your breast against a thorn. All night long you must sing to me, and the thorn must pierce your heart, and your life-blood must flow into my veins, and become mine.”...more
“Death is a great price to pay for a red rose,” cried the Nightingale, “and Life is very dear to all. It is pleasant to sit in the green wood, and to watch the Sun in his chariot o
How did I like each story?
The Happy Prince:
3 stars, liked it.
The Nightin ...more
Another morality tale brought to you from the hand of Oscar Wilde. The Happy Prince is a statue housing the soul of the prince who had been happy in his life because unhappiness was not allowed, and he didn't know what lay outside his own walls - ignorance is bliss. As a statue, he was able to look out over the land and see all the misery that actually existed.
He asks a swallow to take jewels from his statue to different p ...more
The stories are written in an almost liturgical style, like they're old stories left out of the Bible. They're beautiful, they're dry, they're preachy, they're overly ...more
Dongeng bukan saja bacaan bagi anak-anak tetapi juga digemari orang dewasa. Pesan moral dan hikmah yang terkandung dalam setiap kisahnya (tentang kebaikan dan kejahatan), akan selalu relevan sepanjang masa. Jara ...more
This book has five short -kinda childish stories- all are awesomely written and all got a moral or two to learn from..
Despite the fact that these stories were written for children - and by that I mean there're animals and inanimate objects talking-, I couldn't stop myself from not getting too emotional with the characters and the sarcasm each story ended with.
As usual Oscar discuses social-psychological thoughts and that whate ...more
Buku ini sebenarnya bagus, beneran. Cuma bukan selera saya saja. Saya bosan dengan pesan-pesan moral yang ada di sini, karena sudah terlalu sering dijejali bekal pesan-pesan semacamnya sejak saya masih SD.
Jujur saya bingung sama buku ini. Ada yang bilang buku ini bukan untuk anak-anak, tapi saya sempat merasa ini ...more
Tebal : 104 Halaman
Alih Bahasa : Risyiana Muthia
Saya kesengsem sama karyanya Oscar Wilde semenjak baca The Picture Of Dorian Gray. Dalam karya-karyanya Oscar Wilde selalu menyampaikan kesan/kritiknya tentang tatanan dan kondisi masyarakat di masanya yang anehnya masih relevan dengan kondisi saat ini.
Buku Pangeran Bahagia ini adalah kumpulan cerpen fabel yang terdiri dari lima cerita. Melalui cerita pendek ini Oscar Wilde menyampaikan pesannya tentang kemanusiaan dan sindiran-si ...more
"Who hath dared to wound thee?" cried the Giant; "tell me, that I may take my ...more
عنوان: شاهزاده خوشبخت و داستانهای دیگر؛ نویسنده: اسکار وایلد؛ مترجم: حمید حقیقت جو؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، سازمان کتابهای پرنده آبی، 1344، در 169 ص، اندازه 16 در 11/5 س.م، موضوع: افسانه های پریان از نویسندگان انگلیسی قرن 19 م
پنج داستان کوتاه و شش قطعه ادبی منثور، نوشته اسکار وایلد شاعر و نویسنده ایرلندی، که برای گروه سنی نوجوانان و جوانان ترجمه شده، زندگینامه ی وایلد نیز در ابتدای کتاب آمده است. «شاهزاده خوشبخت»، یکی از قصههای کتاب، درباره ی ...more
My favorite was definitely The Happy Prince. This short story was well rounded and lovely to read and the best of the 5 so it is fitting that it gets a 5 star rating.
The Nightingale and the Rose is depressing. The poor nightingale sacrifices himself to a spoiled and unworthy person who only sees what he wants. 3 stars for this one, but only because ...more