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Happy Prince and Other Tales (version 4 dramatic reading)

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By: (1854-1900)

Wilde's collection of fairytales has delighted both children and adults since it was first published in 1888. It contains five stories, "The Happy Prince", "The Nightingale and the Rose", "The Selfish Giant", "The Devoted Friend", and "The Remarkable Rocket". The volunteers who lent their voices to this dramatic reading are Availle, Rebecca Braunert-Plunkett, ElleyKat, Amanda Friday, Libby Gohn, Elizabeth Klett, Arielle Lipshaw, Beth Thomas, and Katalina Watt.

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THE HAPPY PRINCE AND OTHER TALES

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The Happy Prince The Nightingale and the Rose The Selfish Giant The Devoted Friend The Remarkable Rocket

THE HAPPY PRINCE

High above the city, on a tall column, stood the statue of the Happy Prince. He was gilded all over with thin leaves of fine gold, for eyes he had two bright sapphires, and a large red ruby glowed on his sword hilt.

He was very much admired indeed. "He is as beautiful as a weathercock," remarked one of the Town Councillors who wished to gain a reputation for having artistic tastes; "only not quite so useful," he added, fearing lest people should think him unpractical, which he really was not.

"Why can't you be like the Happy Prince?" asked a sensible mother of her little boy who was crying for the moon. "The Happy Prince never dreams of crying for anything."

"I am glad there is some one in the world who is quite happy," muttered a disappointed man as he gazed at the wonderful statue.

"He looks just like an angel," said the Charity Children as they came out of the cathedral in their bright scarlet cloaks and their clean white pinafores... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - November 11, 2014
Subject: Happy Prince
I love this book. Oscar Wilde is fantastic.
Reviewer: - January 21, 2014
Subject: Children books
This book is really brilliant. I love Wilde so much, I reading his book when I was 4. Now, 13 years past,,,I can speak and read a little English now. But ,,,我还是说中文吧, 王尔德本身就没写多少文章, 所以他的每一篇文章我都读过,真的很棒 透着一种英国式的悲伤。有声书的那个志愿者的声音很soft,我想他一定很温柔。他的声音很配得上这篇文章。


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