The Happy Prince and Other Tales, Oscar Wilde

The Happy Prince and Other Tales

The Happy Prince and Other Tales (also called The Happy Prince and Other Stories) is a collection of stories for children by Oscar Wilde first published in May 1888. 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”.
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Сказки очень понравились, но "The Happy Prince" впечатлила больше всех. Никогда бы не подумал, что написанная в книгах любовь может быть такой прекрасной.
Советую всем ^^


you tell me of marvellous things, but more marvellous than anything is the suffering of men and of women. There is no Mystery so great as Misery. Fly over my city, little Swallow, and tell me what you see there.
he loved him too well.
I may be wrong, but I should have thought that friendship, true friendship, was quite free from selfishness of any kind.'
gilded all over
and happy indeed I was, if pleasure be happiness
My courtiers called me the Happy Prince, and happy indeed I was, if pleasure be happiness
river-horse couches there among the bulrushes
happy indeed I was, if pleasure be happiness.
“She has form,” he said to himself, as he walked away through the grove—“that cannot be denied to her; but has she got feeling? I am afraid not. In fact, she is like most artists; she is all style, without any sincerity. She would not sacrifice herself for others. She thinks merely of music, and everybody knows that the arts are selfish. Still, it must be admitted that she has some beautiful notes in her voice. What a pity it is that they do not mean anything, or do any practical good.”

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