La statua del Principe felice domina la città dall’alto e da lì vede tutti i mali e le miserie di quelli che erano i suoi sudditi. Quando una rondine, in volo verso Sud, si posa sopra di lui per una sosta, il Principe le racconta la sua storia e le chiede aiuto: dovrà spogliarlo dell’oro e dei gioielli per donarli ai poveri. Intanto il freddo si avvicina… Anche il Topo d’acqua ha una storia da raccontare, quella del giardiniere Hans, convinto che il ricco mugnaio sia suo amico: ma nel momento del bisogno, ad avere la peggio sarà proprio il piccolo, generoso Hans; e poi c’è la storia dell’usignolo e del suo estremo sacrificio in nome dell’amore, e quella del Gigante egoista e del suo meraviglioso giardino…
Storie indimenticabili e senza tempo, che ci interrogano sugli ideali di lealtà, compassione e generosità, scritte da Oscar Wilde per i suoi figli e diventate ormai un classico.
- ISBN: 8823513707
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 128
I've always liked Oscar Wilde's prose, if not his drama, but I thought this was an exercise in hypocrisy, or perhaps it was just Oscar Wilde, locked out of the gates of the wealthy aristocracy, just venting his spleen on them. You would think a man who lost everything because of the prejudice agains Leggi tutto
There is no Mystery so great as Misery Stories like this are the reason I still love Classic short stories. I loved the concept. But again, this story has a bitter-sweet ending. Like it's the rule of classic literature to not give happy endings. I understand, I really do, that they just show real
Such a heartwarming story. Simple yet so powerful. A tale of friendship and love. It is a bit about dying but much more about being alive.
“Surely Love is a wonderful thing. It is more precious than emeralds, and dearer than fine opals. Pearls and pomegranates cannot buy it, nor is it set forth in the marketplace. It may not be purchased of the merchants, for can it be weighed out in the balance for gold.”
To Be or Not to Be Kind A swallow embarks in a good deeds kind of mission, instead of proceeding with its own life, and... sooner then later ... it enters the House of Death! If I didn’t know Oscar Wilde from his witty sarcastic plays, I would have thought that this beautiful sad tale was written to b Leggi tutto
El precioso espejo de lo que representa la amistad, el altruismo y la verdadera felicidad. La prosa de Wilde, es, sin duda alguna, una bocanada de aire fresco. "My courtiers called me the Happy Prince, and happy indeed I was, if pleasure be happiness. So I lived, and so I died. And now that I am dead Leggi tutto
There is a sadness that permeates all of Oscar Wilde's work...but it is a sadness that helps us find joy with who we are. This story is one of my favorites; a beautiful tale for children.
This book is about the friendship between a swallow and a statue of a Happy Prince. The Happy Prince truly was just that- happy- in life because he lead a sheltered existence. "My courtiers called me the Happy Prince, and happy indeed I was, if pleasure be happiness." This distinction foreshadows th Leggi tutto
Metaphors abound in this Oscar Wilde fairytale. A swallow delays his migration to help the statue of the Happy Prince correct some wrongs that were overlooked when he was alive.
I thought this was Oscar Wilde’s story, but this is retold by Elissa Grodin. I assume this is still his story. Oscar wrote this fairy tale for his students and kids. They loved it. He thought this would be a good story for all ages. I agree. A sparrow finds a beautiful park with a statue of the Happy Leggi tutto
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