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eBook 'OSCAR WILDE, STORIES FOR CHILDREN' download ISBN: 1843223473
Author: Jenny Thorne
Publisher: Armadillo (2004)
Language: English
ePub: 1468 kb
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Rating: 4.3
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Short story of a little nightingale who sacrifices her life to create the perfect red rose for a young student in love.

Wilde wrote quite a few short stories, many of them for children: The Birthday of the Infanta . A charming, bitter-sweet tale criticising the behavior of the upper classes. Short story of a little nightingale who sacrifices her life to create the perfect red rose for a young student in love. The Remarkable Rocket .

Oscar Wilde's children stories showed me the impact literature could have on people This book contains six of Oscar Wilde’s stories for children, drawn from two separate collections he published when his two sons were small (a fact I learned from Collins.

Oscar Wilde's children stories showed me the impact literature could have on people. This book was read to me on numerous occasions by my parents when I was growing up, and I can remember my dad openly crying in front of my sister and I whenever he finished The Selfish Giant or The Happy Prince.

Oscar Wilde's stories are much-loved classics and make a fantastic story collection. moving and very readable. Complemented by atmospheric and evocative artwork from a leading illustrator. Titles included are: The Selfish Giant The Nightingale and the Rose The Devoted Friend The Happy Prince The Remarkable Rocket The Young King.

Oscar Wilde Born October 16, 1854 in Dublin, Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was a renowned Irish playwright, essayist and . However, the stories for children are also social critiques, with examinations of class and poverty.

Oscar Wilde Born October 16, 1854 in Dublin, Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was a renowned Irish playwright, essayist and novelist. Wilde was the author of The Happy Prince and Other Tales, a collection of children’s fairy tales published in May 1888. All of the stories contained the same wit, enchantment and folly that filled Wilde’s other work. Before the tales were put in print, they were first told by Wilde at dinner parties, with adults as their first audience.

It contains five stories, "The Happy Prince", "The Nightingale and the Rose", "The Selfish Giant", "The Devoted Friend", and "The Remarkable Rocket". It is most famous for its title story, "The Happy Prince". History & Fiction.

Wilde, Oscar; Jenny Thorne OSCAR WILDE STORIES FOR CHILDREN Hardcover/DJ. Make Offer - Christmas book OSCAR WILDE STORIES FOR CHILDREN Hardcover NEW Lynch illustrator!

Wilde, Oscar; Jenny Thorne OSCAR WILDE STORIES FOR CHILDREN Hardcover/DJ. Make Offer - Christmas book OSCAR WILDE STORIES FOR CHILDREN Hardcover NEW Lynch illustrator! Oscar Wilde STORIES FOR CHILDREN Illustrated by Jenny Thorne Armadillo Book 2000. Make Offer - Oscar Wilde STORIES FOR CHILDREN Illustrated by Jenny Thorne Armadillo Book 2000.

Oscar Wilde Stories for Children,Oscar Wilde,Jenny Thorne. Title: Oscar Wilde Stories for Children Item Condition: used item in a good condition. Will be clean, not soiled or stained. Format: HardbackAuthor: Oscar Wilde. The Fairy Stories,Oscar Wilde, H. Jones.

Let us leave it here, and go our way, seeing that we are poor men, and have children of our own whose bread we may not give to another. But his companion answered him: 'Nay, but it were an evil thing to leave the child to perish here in the snow, and though I am as poor as thou art, and have many mouths to feed, and but little in the pot, yet will I bring it home with me, and my wife shall have care of i.

Children's & Young Adults' Books. Oscar Wilde Stories for Children - illustrated by Jenny Thorne HCDJ 2000 HCDJ. Oscar Wilde & Young Adults' Illustrated Books for Children in English. Skip to page navigation. The Fairy Tales of OSCAR WILDE Illustrated by Michael Hague (1993) HC/DJ.

Wilde’s children’s stories are simple enough to be understood and enjoyed by even the oldest adults. I have provided small separate introductions for each, but first a word about the author. Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854-1900) continues to be a figure for all ages

Wilde’s children’s stories are simple enough to be understood and enjoyed by even the oldest adults. Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854-1900) continues to be a figure for all ages. Indeed, the more time that passes, the more he seems new and fit for us, or at least for some amongst us. Now that they no longer believe in the power of popular music or revolutionary politics to change the world it is to artists and intellectuals that idealistic and imaginative students will turn.

An exceptionally handsome, large-format gift edition of timeless fairy tales by Oscar Wilde. Spectacular full-color paintings illustrate six of Wilde's best-loved stories, including "The Happy Prince", "The Nightingale and the Rose", and "The Selfish Giant". Full-color illustrations.
Comments: (6)
Usic
Favorite author and pictures were colorful and well done. A good keepsake for the grand-kids!
Uyehuguita
I haven't read the stories yet, my comments are strictly on the illustrations. I love the illustrations of P.J. Lynch, and have purchased many books simply for those. I wondered why this book was so cheap, and now I know. It is printed on cheap paper with no color at all, which of course means the lovely illustrations look very poor. It's very disappointing, so if you do purchase this book, make sure it is for the stories, not the artwork, or try and find a full color printing with better quality.
Maveri
One of my favourite books to read to kids. And this one also has beautiful pictures. It's a wonderful combination of words and images!
Muniath
this is the kind of book that will be treasured down through the years.not an investment of money,but rather a feeling of well being
GawelleN
I always loved the great storys Oscar Wilde wrote. I bought the book so I could pass them on to my grandchildren. I never tire of reading Oscar Wilde. Thanks !!!
Samut
Basically, this collection of Oscar Wilde stories is a reasonably good collection of the man's fairytales, mixing a few old favourites with some new (or at least reasonably unknown) stories; some excellent, some strange, and some, well...not so good. P. J. Lynch is the illustrator, who in my opinion is a man who can do no wrong. Some of his best are not in fact the full page illustrations, but the small pictures at the beginning and end of each stories, beautifully simple and framed only by the white of the page.
"The Selfish Giant" is probably the most famous of all Wilde's children's stories, of the giant who forbade children to play in his beautiful garden, resulting in winter claiming it all year round. Only when he tears down his walls and permits the children to play does he find happiness, especially in the discovery of a particular little boy who one day comes to claim him for his own garden...
"The Nightingale and the Rose" is a beautiful, haunting poetic tale that doesn't really come across as a children's story in content and form. A small nightingale hears the sadness of a lovelorn student, whose beloved has promised to dance with him if he brings her a red rose. Since none are in the garden, the Nightingale sacrifices herself in order to present him with one, singing of love in the moonlight whilst pressing herself up against the barren rosetree's thorn. No where is Wilde's stunning prose more obvious than here, as the Nightingale sings: "Bitter, bitter was the pain, and wilder and wilder grew her song, for she sang of the Love that is perfected by Death,
of the Love that dies not in the tomb." Just beautiful, and Lynch's garden scenes are striking - especially that of the Nightingale pressing her breast up against the thorn.
"The Devoted Friend" is an odd story-within-a-story as a Linnet tells a grouchy Water-rat about the friendship between an honest man named little Hans and a wealthy Miller: a friendship that is decidedly one-sided. Again, it is not entirely a cheerful children's story, as it ends with Hans' death and the Water-rat's complete inability to understand the moral. Overly long, the moral will probably also be lost on most readers, as its a strange ending to say the least. Illustrations are mainly pastoral scenes, but unfortunately don't compensate enough for the dull narrative.
"The Happy Prince" is the other of Wilde's most popular stories, and my definite favourite. The golden statue of the prince in the town is baffled by the reality of poverty in his city, and so employs a swallow to prolong its flying south for the winter in order to pick his jewels and gold plating and take it to those in need. Poignant, tragic and beautiful, I read this story when I was a child and it's stayed with me ever since. Lynch's illustrations are the best here, with aerial scenes that are from (literally) bird's eye-view.
"The Remarkable Rocket" is not however, one of the most memorable...in fact its downright boring. At the Prince's wedding a box of rockets are let off, including one arrogant one that is completely wrapped up in its own importance. That's about it, and yet it stretches over 17 pages. No one will blame you if you skip this one, and even Lynch seems a bit confused at how to present this story, creating cartoonish-like fireworks that don't fit in with the rest of the book.
Finally, "The Young King" is also quite long (one sentence has 125 words in it!), but compensates by fascinating imagery and beautiful, mysterious language. No other story shows Wilde's Christianity than here, but it is saved from being to preachy and moralising by the very real sense of the higher powers at work upon the Prince who adores beauty above all things, but is given several dreams (both beautiful and disturbing) that show him how this beauty is acquired. Again Lynch works wonders with his precise water-colours, though be warned there are a few rather dated assumptions of ethnicity, including the words "Negroes" and "Moors" in a negative light.
With the rest of the mysticism and violence of other stories, and the sparseness of Lynch's illustrations such language further implies that the title "Stories for Children" is misleading - surely these words could have been changed for that suited audience. This is more of an anthology for adult collectors, but such people may want to look for a more complete version - only those who adore the work of P. J. Lynch may want to purchase this book. For children, only two are appropriate, the others are too long or too complex.