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The Happy Prince by Jane Ray
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Aug 29, 12

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A very, very, awesome book. The first story, "The Happy Prince", resembles some Chinese legend I know: about a monkey general/god who died then his people built a gold statue to honor him. This story and Wilde's story are pretty much the same. The gold statue watches the poor condition of the village and later asks a bird to peel the gold layers on his body one by one. There's just a little difference. Well, a clear difference, surely--Wilde has a prince and the Chinese a monkey general/god. Oh, and in the Chinese legend, the monkey god later turned into a villain.

But let's go on. This book contains the most touching, wonderful, truly heart-breaking stories I've ever read in my entire life. You can never finish a single story without being surrounded by an awkward silence filled with enormous sadness. I cried. A lot.

Wilde, if my hands were all thumbs, I'd raise them all to you.
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