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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: Diane Havens Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: Going Public … in Shorts Release Date: June 2013 ISBN: 9781482939484
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A perennial classic that is sure to inspire a new generation of parents and children.

After seven years, the Giant has nothing left to say to his friend the Cornish ogre, and so he returns home to his castle—only to find that in his absence, the children have been playing in his beautiful garden. At once the selfish Giant builds a high wall to keep the children out of the garden. Winter turns into spring all over the country—but not in the selfish Giant’s garden. The trees refuse to bloom and the birds refuse to sing; they miss the children. The selfish Giant lies shivering in his large bed while Hail, Snow, North Wind, and Frost dance across the garden. But one morning the Giant hears a beautiful noise—what could it be?

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  • “A tale of a hardened man who learns to open his heart.”

    Publishers Weekly

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About the Author
Author Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was born in Dublin in 1854. He won scholarships to both Trinity College, Dublin, and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was heavily influenced by the radical aesthetics of Walter Pater. Flamboyant wit and man-about-town, Wilde had a reputation that preceded him, especially in his early career. After publishing two volumes of short stories between 1887 and 1891, his social-comedy plays such as Lady Windermere’s Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest established his critical and commercial success. In 1895 Wilde was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for homosexual conduct and died in Paris in obscurity a few years after his release.

About the Narrator

Diane Havens is an actress, audiobook narrator, and teacher. Native to Brooklyn, New York, she has spend several years off-Broadway, including two years with the Light Opera Company of Manhattan. She frequently runs live workshops for schools, with programs ranging from folk tales to Shakespeare. Among her audiobook narrations are For Guns Don’t Kill People by Bliss Esposito and When He Came Back by Michael Daigle. Diane lives in the Jersey burbs with her husband, son and big brown Maine Coon cat.