The Happy Prince and Other Tales

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Author: Oscar Wilde
Published: 1888
Language: English
Wordcount: 16,597 / 51 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 90.2
LoC Category: PR
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 12,959
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Origin: gutenberg.org

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

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take it off, leaf by leaf, and give it to my poor; the living always think that gold can make them happy."

Leaf after leaf of the fine gold the Swallow picked off, till the Happy Prince looked quite dull and grey. Leaf after leaf of the fine gold he brought to the poor, and the children's faces grew rosier, and they laughed and played games in the street. "We have bread now!" they cried.

Then the snow came, and after the snow came the frost. The streets looked as if they were made of silver, they were so bright and glistening; long icicles like crystal daggers hung down from the eaves of the houses, everybody went about in furs, and the little boys wore scarlet caps and skated on the ice.

The poor little Swallow grew colder and colder, but he would not leave the Prince, he loved him too well. He picked up crumbs outside the baker's door when the baker was not looking and tried to keep himself warm by flapping his wings.

But at last he knew that he was going to die. He had just stre

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Average Rating of 3.8 from 4 reviews: ****
2010.06.10
Lydia
*****

I read this book when I was a little kid and at that moment I had no idea of love. I just felt so sorry for the story of the happy prince. When I read it at the current age as an adult, I just cannot help crying for the true love of the swallow and the prince.I can see Oscar in every tale he wrote. I love this book.

2009.01.06
hoda
*....

i like this story

2008.12.06
simon
****.

This is, real, Touching Story.

2008.04.15
wu yuanyuan
*****

that is a great book which I like it most.


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