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4.41 out of 54.41 out of 54.41 out of 54.41 out of 54.41 out of 5 4.41 (37 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: Bruno Alessandro Publisher: Librivivi Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2010 ISBN:
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Coloro che hanno molto, spesso sono avidi, amava ripetere Oscar Wilde, autore di questa toccante novella, che narra la storia di un gigante che torna al suo castello dopo una lunga assenza e nel giardino trova i bambini del villaggio che giocano felici.  Infastidito li scaccia e costruisce un muro per impedire loro di ritornare. Arriva la primavera e nel giardino il freddo dell'inverno si è fermato, un gelo che neanche l'estate riesce a sciogliere. Un giorno i bambini del villaggio scoprono una breccia nel muro edificato dal gigante, entrano ancora nel giardino e si arrampicano allegri e gioiosi sugli alberi, che improvvisamente fioriscono. Un bambino troppo piccolo per riuscire a salire su un albero ha il viso rigato di lacrime e il gigante, pentito per il suo egoismo, lo solleva e lo depone su un ramo. Finalmente si sente felice. Un giorno, però, si accorgeche il piccolo ha le mani ferite... Il gigante egoista è un'opera della collana LibriVivi Fiabe. Vuoi che i tuoi bambini crescano bene, secondo i più sani valori educativi? Le fiabe LibriVivi sono interpretate per la sensibiltà dei piccoli lettori, proprio come vorresti tu.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Strawshine | 2/19/2014

    " A beautiful short story...it moves me to tears every time I read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 2/2/2014

    " I remember my mom reading this to me when I was little, and then reading it again myself. It's a lovely, uplifting book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 rachel | 1/26/2014

    " read to my nieces "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annika M | 1/25/2014

    " I remember reading this when I was really young. It taught me a lesson that I will never forget. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/20/2014

    " Ok, I know I already specified which are my top three favorite books but this one trumps them all. This is the best story and it has made me cry a couple times. Please read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 1/16/2014

    " It is the very end which makes the story worth reading. I am a sucker for this kind of story-- which I do not think is a bad thing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Levi Hawken | 1/8/2014

    " I never knew that he wrote this. It reminds me of kids not being allowed to skateboard in the city and being banished to shitty lonely dangerous skateparks in the suburbs, but the kids add to the cities colour and make it more lively. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 1/5/2014

    " A group of children adore playing in a beautiful garden, until the owner - a monstrous giant - returns. Read by John Moffatt. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kari | 12/24/2013

    " another short story with a lot of heart "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 11/21/2013

    " It shows the pure love of Jesus Christ and his sacrifice for us. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katie Lee | 9/23/2013

    " I would not recommend this book for kids. The original story line is great but in the end the author throws in a religious twist. This factor threw me for a loop so I can imagine what would happen if a young student was reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley Cale | 8/28/2013

    " Recommended by a friend. A different, yet somewhat familiar side of Wilde. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 5/10/2013

    " The tenderest of hearts hides inside the hardest of shells "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 William O'Brien | 2/21/2013

    " Great traditional work "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betsy | 10/20/2012

    " My favorite of Wilde's tales by one of my favorite illustrators. I find it intriguing that, unlike Gallagher's illustrations of the same tale, Zwerger never shows us the garden itself--and the garden is a major player. Still, I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/9/2012

    " This was one of my favourite stories when I was a child and I still love it now "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel Fellows | 6/24/2012

    " I read this to Georgia for the first time today--her first Oscar Wilde! I thought the stigmata message at the end was a little too weirdly religious for my taste, but it's Oscar Wilde, so I was able to overlook it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret J | 4/28/2012

    " I fell across this book when I was looking for something to read to Suzie and we both fell in love with it. It's a beautiful story about selfishness vs. generosity and has an ending that makes me sob every time. The style and symbols Wilde uses are amazing and I will never tire of reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lia | 3/15/2012

    " Al vele keren gelezen, vandaag nog maar eens. Zo mooi. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 2/6/2012

    " It made me cry as a child!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Asma | 1/24/2012

    " One of the good stories to teach children some morals. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorna | 11/24/2011

    " Quite upseting! A meaningful story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodi | 11/8/2011

    " A fairy tale which can teach us all something. In Wilde's inimitable style "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annalisa | 9/23/2011

    " One of my favorite childhood stories about a giant who realizes that hording his garden brings him no joy, but sharing it expands its beauty and his enjoyment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 5/13/2011

    " All time favorite children's book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 4/21/2011

    " This is my favorite way to read this story. It is beautiful. Probably one of my favorite stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dana | 4/8/2011

    " Everyone, includin a selfish giant can find love but through various medium, the medium can even be a little boy.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanya | 2/28/2011

    " Great book, great message, interesting tie-in to Christ which I wasn't expecting and wouldn't have figured out without the obvious symbolism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 12/12/2010

    " A group of children adore playing in a beautiful garden, until the owner - a monstrous giant - returns. Read by John Moffatt. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 10/17/2010

    " A wonderful short story with a pleasant surprise at the end. Beautifully illustrated. The story generated an excellent conversation between myself and my son about the symbolism in the story and what Oscar Wilde was really writing about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 9/10/2010

    " Zwerger's illustrations are really quite magical and fit the story line so well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 9/6/2010

    " I read this to Georgia for the first time today--her first Oscar Wilde! I thought the stigmata message at the end was a little too weirdly religious for my taste, but it's Oscar Wilde, so I was able to overlook it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shaun | 6/29/2010

    " A giant of literature someone who makes feelings real .....and everything seem sublime "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 12/3/2009

    " The tenderest of hearts hides inside the hardest of shells "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charmaine | 7/8/2009

    " One of my all-time favorite children's stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodi | 3/8/2009

    " A fairy tale which can teach us all something. In Wilde's inimitable style "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lia | 12/14/2008

    " Al vele keren gelezen, vandaag nog maar eens. Zo mooi. "

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About the Author
Author Oscar WildeOscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish-born poet, dramatist, and novelist. His works include collections of fairy stories; the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray; and many brilliantly witty plays, including what is often considered to be his masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest.