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Oscar Wilde demuestra una vez más su maestría en las letras, esta vez a través de cinco relatos infantiles, publicados por primera vez en 1888. Relatos que se han convertido ya en historias universales como “El gigante egoísta” o “El ruiseñor y la rosa”. Y como Wilde decía: "Los buenos novelistas son mucho más raros que los buenos hijos. Quizá sería lícito añadir que los buenos cuentistas son aún más raros que los buenos novelistas”. Y sin duda este recopilatorio es una buena muestra de un excelente cuentista......

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. I p Ior years Dorian Gray could not free himself Lii I from the influence of this book; or perhaps WMWi it would be more accurate to say that he never sought to free himself from it. He procured from Paris no less than nine large-­paper copies of the first edition, and had them bound in different colors, so that they might suit his various moods and the changing fancies of a nature over which he seemed, at times, to have almost entirely lost control. The hero, the wonderful young Parisian, in whom the romantic and the scientific temperament were so strangely blended, became to him a kind of prefiguring type of himself. And, indeed, the whole book seemed to him to contain the story of his own life, written before he had lived it. In one point he was more fortunate than . . .

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Playwright, poet, essayist, flamboyant man-­about-­town, Oscar Wilde pack an astonishing amount of work, genius, and controversy into two short decades, producing masterworks in every literary genre. This selection includes almost all of his short stories, including "The Canterville Ghost,­" "The Fisherman and his Soul,­" and "The Remarkable Rocket.­" Alongside THE MODEL MILLIONAIRE, Harper Perennial will publish the short fiction of Fyodor Dostoevsky, Herman Melville, Willa Cather, Leo Tolstoy, and Stephen Crane to be packaged in a beautifully designed, boldly colorful boxset in the aim to attract contemporary fans of short fiction to these revered masters of the form. Also, in each of these selections will appear a story from one of the new collections being published in the "Summer of the Short Story.­" A story from Simon Van Booy's forthcoming collection, LOVE BEGINS IN WINTER, will be printed at the back of this volume.

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A House of Pomegranates is a collection of whimisical short stories by Oscar Wilde. This collections includes the following tales: The Young King, The Birthday of the Infanta, The Fisherman and his Soul, and The Star-­child. Readers of all ages will be delighted by these fanciful tales.

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While jailed for homosexual offenses, Wilde wrote this long, bitter letter of recrimination to his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. It offers fascinating insights into Wilde's life in prison and the background and psychology of a notorious affair, but its eloquence, passion and literary excellence make it a universal statement about love, injustice and suffering.

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