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Download The Happy Prince and Other Stories: The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 5 4.23 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: Alec Sand Publisher: Trout Lake Media Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN:
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Oscar Wilde told and retold his fairy tales to friends in private readings, refining them further each time before finally publishing them in two collections between 1888 and 1891, to great acclaim and lasting popularity ever since.

Much of their charm is due to Wilde's intention that the stories be studies in prose... meant partly for children, and partly for those who have kept the childlike faculties of wonder and joy, and who find in simplicity a subtle strangeness.

Often whimsical and sometimes sad, they all shine with poetry and magic. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Titis Wardhana | 2/10/2014

    " Jadi inget dulu pas SD, pernah baca Pangeran Bahagia di majalah anak-anak. Waktu itu ceritanya gak sepanjang yang di buku ini, en gw inget kalau gw baca cerita itu berulang-ulang secara gw suka banget. Cerpen yang paling gw suka di buku ini Pangeran Bahagia dan Raksasa yang Egois. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keely Hyslop | 2/9/2014

    " I never knew that beneath Oscar Wilde's glib persona was a hopeless and wounded romantic. Half of these stories are utterly heart breaking, but they're also beautifully written and remark upon a few of the more unfortunate aspects of society that are still pertinent issues today. Brace yourself for terrible things happening to good people who are then rewarded in the afterlife after they die tragically, but other than that enjoy a "good read". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Girl Underground | 2/1/2014

    " I love Oscar Wilde, and this book was fun, but I wanted to shake Little Hans until he passed out. His story made me hate stories with morals, too. I think that was the point. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 1/25/2014

    " I only read The Happy Prince. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 12/24/2013

    " I love the happy prince :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 12/10/2013

    " Brilliant, Wilde's sarcasm comes through so much :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shanti | 12/3/2013

    " Found this in the attic and sat going through it and reliving my childhood :3 Perfect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanda | 11/26/2013

    " Masterpieces of fairy tales. So true and touching... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 9/4/2013

    " Oscar Wilde might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you hear 'fairy tales' but these are genius. They manage to be full of all the innocence and magic of children's stories but with a twist that is unmistakably Wilde. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rieka | 8/27/2013

    " These short stories are great to read - funny, sad or even confusing; but still brilliant to read! Some of them might be great as goodnight stories for children also. What I don't like is Wilde's writing style in sense of his explanations of the setting. Too long and detailed for short stories! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandon | 8/5/2013

    " These were really fun and memorable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 6/29/2013

    " The fairy tales within this book are sheer magic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eliza T | 4/12/2013

    " These tales made me love Oscar Wilde even more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monika | 1/24/2013

    " I definitely will read this book in future to my children. It's necessary to have this one on your 'baby shelf'. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carsten Thomsen | 1/17/2013

    " These few fairy tales are not your normal happy-ending-stories - they have a sting - some quite sad, some funny, most of them evolving around the theme of loss, suffering and self-sacrifice and friendship. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raposa_com_asas | 11/27/2012

    " this book changed my life and made Wilde my favourite author. Disguised as a Fairy-Tale book, but truly a masterpiece of the human mind - alas, should it be so true. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jiang Ni | 9/5/2012

    " The "Happy Prince" and the "Rose and the Nightingdale" are two MUST reads in this collection of Wilde's short stories. Beautifully written and touching story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lara | 8/24/2012

    " "The Happy Prince" is one of my favorite stories ever. I first read an abridged version in a childrens' book of animal stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wayne | 7/18/2012

    " Hardly a better story, but I prefer the tale of the Giant. Gets me to tear up every time! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 4/9/2012

    " Didn't know he wrote these imaginative tales "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nadjib Zabat | 11/4/2011

    " if you come across that nightingale ...or you pass by the the status ...please tell them i have learned the lesson of hope and the book of sacrifice thanks to thee ...long live Mr nightingale "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 10/14/2011

    " These are great, orginal tales by Wilde. I was surprised by how much Christianity was mixed into the stories, and yet none of them seemed to have a clear moral. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angelaswing | 5/24/2011

    " very witty book, definitely one to be read over and over. All Wilde says is the truth, no matter how paradoxical "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/24/2011

    " I am yet to read a bad Oscar Wilde book. He is simply amazing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thara | 5/24/2011

    " I'm glad I finally read it. I don't enjoy stories where the protagonist is a villain, especially when the author obviously has so much sympathy for the character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 5/23/2011

    " The dated style of prose makes it a slow read, but the story is a classic. Knowing that Oscar Wilde was struggling with his sexuality adds an element that gives depth to the conflict. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 5/22/2011

    " I found much of this difficult to read in this day and age, especially the epigramatic dialog but the rest was very good. Not my first time and would recommend as an important classic to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Drucilla | 5/20/2011

    " This novel isn't as well known as Dracula or Frankenstein but it is just as good. In some ways, it is darker than those two as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremiah | 5/20/2011

    " Macabre version of Thomas Hardy. Memorable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 5/19/2011

    " Had a hard time finishing it. Maybe it's because I really don't like him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johanne | 5/19/2011

    " It was very good, a bit slow in the beginning but the ending was really unexpected. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 5/19/2011

    " I feel the urge to add that I have read this in three languages. I guess this sums up how much I like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wilde | 5/19/2011

    " I've read this book a couple of times over the years and have always enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jose A. | 5/18/2011

    " Exquisite... the word that came to my mind after the last page of this wonderful piece of art. I can't really say much, but its interesting how everything goes around the arts, the beauty and the greed.

    Go and read this, period. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Syreeta | 5/18/2011

    " I love Oscar Wilde's style of writing. Believe it or not, this is the first time I've read anything by him, and now I am itching to read everything he wrote. "

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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.