The happy prince and other tales pdf
The Happy Prince and Other Tales by Oscar Wilde (ebook)The various translators' points of departure are clearly visible in their treatment of the original text, and in the degree to which they affected the translation and "conversion" of the text to a defined readership of Jewish children. Thus the translations were imbued with cultural values which reflect the period of each translation, and the linguistic community to which they belonged and within they worked. Introduction The Happy Prince, published in , is Oscar Wilde's story of a prince who had lived a life of joy and luxury in a large, secluded palace. After his death the prince turned into a statue and was placed on a high hill overlooking the town. It was from atop his new perch that he first learns about the suffering of the townsfolk, the desperation of their poverty, their troubles and their sorrows. A swallow, resting by the prince's statue on his way to warmer climes, becomes his messenger in helping the downtrodden people. On the prince's behest he brings them the ruby that adorns the prince's sword-hilt, the sapphires that are his eyes, and the gold leaves that cover his body.
The Happy Prince and Other Tales
With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince and Other Tales is a collection of stories for children each of which is so poignant and exquisite that they are as treasured by adults as they are by children. New here? We use this information to create a better experience for all users. Please review the types of cookies we use below.
A haunting, magical fairy-tale collection, in which Oscar Wilde beautifully evokes among others The Happy Prince who was not so happy after all, The Selfish Giant who learned to love little children and The Star Child who did not love his parents as much as he should. Each of the stories shines with poetry and magic and will be enjoyed by children of every age. A perfect collection for children young and old, introduced by Markus Zusak, bestselling author of The Book Thief. Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin on 16 October He later lived in London and married Constance Lloyd there in Wilde was a leader of the Aesthetic Movement. In , after a public scandal involving Wilde's relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas, he was sentenced to two years' hard labour in Reading Gaol for 'gross indecency'.
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