A House of Pomegranates (1891)

A House of Pomegranates (1891)

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Oscar Wilde By OscarWilde Completed

"A House of Pomegranates" is a collection of fairy tales. "The Young King" tells the story of the illegitimate shepherd son of the recently dead king's daughter of an unnamed country. Being his only heir, he is brought to the palace to await his accession. "The Birthday of the Infanta" is about a hunchbacked dwarf, found in the woods by courtiers of the King of Spain. The hunchback's father sells him to the palace for the amusement of the king's daughter, the Infanta, on her twelfth birthday. In "The Fisherman and his Soul," a young Fisherman finds a Mermaid and wants nothing more than to marry her, but he cannot, for one cannot live underwater if one has a soul. "The Star-Child" is the story of an infant boy found abandoned in the woods by a poor woodcutter, who pities him and takes him in. He grows up to be exceedingly beautiful, but vain, cruel, and arrogant, believing himself to be the divine child of the stars.

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1DStyles18 1DStyles18 Jul 21, 2017
You may appear beautiful, but really you're all just disgustingly ugly on the inside.
1DStyles18 1DStyles18 Jul 21, 2017
What I'm getting at is he's looking at his own reflection and hasn't quite realized it yet? It's sad how he's being referred to a monster, though.
amilucienne amilucienne May 05
The princess is the one seems to be ridiculous. She laughs at the pain of others and thinks that she is entitled to strip the dignity of them.
ZoeyGodwin0 ZoeyGodwin0 Jan 23
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Oooh...interesting plot twist I love that he turned out to be an angel.
Sparklingkrsna Sparklingkrsna Aug 30, 2017
These lines are so true. There is a huge chasm 'twixt poor and rich. So called economic egalitarians just bragging things out of proportion which results nothing more an inaction.