pdf | Translations | The Happy Prince And Other TalesThe various translators' points of departure are clearly visible in their treatment of the original text, and in the degree to which they affected the translation and "conversion" of the text to a defined readership of Jewish children. Thus the translations were imbued with cultural values which reflect the period of each translation, and the linguistic community to which they belonged and within they worked. Introduction The Happy Prince, published in , is Oscar Wilde's story of a prince who had lived a life of joy and luxury in a large, secluded palace. After his death the prince turned into a statue and was placed on a high hill overlooking the town. It was from atop his new perch that he first learns about the suffering of the townsfolk, the desperation of their poverty, their troubles and their sorrows.
The Happy Prince
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A haunting, magical fairy-tale collection, in which Oscar Wilde beautifully evokes among others The Happy Prince who was not so happy after all, The Selfish Giant who learned to love little children and The Star Child who did not love his parents as much as he should. Each of the stories shines with poetry and magic and will be enjoyed by children of every age. A perfect collection for children young and old, introduced by Markus Zusak, bestselling author of The Book Thief. Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin on 16 October He later lived in London and married Constance Lloyd there in Wilde was a leader of the Aesthetic Movement. In , after a public scandal involving Wilde's relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas, he was sentenced to two years' hard labour in Reading Gaol for 'gross indecency'.
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A collection of five short stories for children, first published in May 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. One night there flew over the city a little Swallow. His friends had gone away to Egypt six weeks before, but he had stayed behind, for he was in love with the most beautiful Reed. He had met her early in the spring as he was flying down the river after a big yellow moth, and had been so attracted by her slender waist that he had stopped to talk to her.