By Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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María said on Mar 10, 2012, 23:37
A collection of short stories; first a few very short and simple fairy stories with a moral, then a few strange fairy tale like stories that were somewhat disturbing. "The Fisherman and his Soul" is a bit allegorical, but what the deeper meaning behind this story is, I have no idea... "The Birthday of the Infanta" was a bit depressing. The later stories in this book are longer and no fairy tales. I liked "Lord Arthur Saville's Crime" and "The Canterville Ghost" well enough, because of the sarcastic humor and irony. The early fairy tales in the beginning were also alright. In short, this is a collection with many different short stories, not exactly meant for children.
Voronda said on Sep 21, 2010, 18:40
Eby said on Apr 19, 2010, 12:29
Including stories that everyone has heard of in childhood, yet it is not simply a book of fairy tales, it tells moral, money, religion and aspects that were valued in Wilde's times.
I like "Lord Athur Savile's Crime" the most, because it tells the paradox of fate. Is it men who control fate or the other way round? A question that lies deeply in my mind after reading the story...
Clio said on Jun 11, 2008, 18:00
Sara said on Apr 29, 2008, 16:59
秋盈 said on Dec 14, 2007, 06:20
Wilde non è solo "il Ritratto di Dorian Gray", c'è molto molto di più, come dimostra questa bellissima raccolta, che spazia dai racconti per bambini (in realtà ad una lettura più semplice, di "superficie" se ne accosta un'altra più profonda, ogni racconto ha un insegnamento o un messaggio finale spesso straziante, come in "The Happy Prince"), ai racconti più complessi e di satira sociale (come la critica sopraffina alla grossolaneria degli statunitensi in "The Canterville Ghost") ai poemi in prosa, che concludono la raccolta. Non sono molti gli scrittori che hanno saputo essere così versatili da cimentarsi in più generi letterari diversi, in tutti con risultati notevoli.
Fede21 said on Aug 30, 2007, 18:40
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