The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde

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Re: The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde

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Love, now onto the film!! 😊
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Such a beautiful story, thank you for posting the text of this, I have become emotional once again remembering some of the finer details of this story. This was heartbreaking to read as a child, for having grown up with Disney and many childrens' shows, there is always the belief of a typical happy ending, but that is not always possible. This is something that I came to understand as I grew up, but I appreciate this story all the more.

Oscar Wilde was a master storyteller as well as a master wit, so everyone should read his short stories and any of his works, because their lives will be so enriched! :)

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:D wow,what a beautiful short story with so much simplicity

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The story of the Happy Prince is one of my favorite classics. It's heart-warming and beautiful.

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Post by Kittymoon »

I was confused the way it started because it made no sense to me there was some typeos that I seen but other then that it was great made me sad a little

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Haven’t read this gem in forever! Brings back so many memories!

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It is such a bitter sweet story. It touches my heart. The lessons are priceless and selfless. Great story

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Post by Mrs-a-ellsworth »

Wow, I hadn't seen this story before, so glad it was posted here. While it may not be his best writing piece I think it still has a moral to it! Not everyone has to like it though....

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The kindness of the swallow moves me

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I love this story! I still have a small anthology of stories by Hans Christian Andersen, Oscar Wilde, and others. This story is included along with a beautiful illustration. I could read it over and over.
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Post by ClaZig »

This short story, along with The Nightingale's Rose, has made me who I am. Before reading this story, I used to think it was the noblest thing to sacrifice oneself for the sake of others. After reading Wilde's tale, I realized that there's much more involved in bringing about real change than just giving.

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