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by Oscar Wilde

ePub The Selfish Giant download
Author:
Oscar Wilde
ISBN13:
978-0590444606
ISBN:
0590444603
Language:
Publisher:
Scholastic; Reprint edition (April 1, 1991)
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Subcategory:
Classics
ePub file:
1328 kb
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1965 kb
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Rating:
4.9
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580

Full online text of The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde. Note: Oscar Wilde intended this story to be read to children. Every afternoon, as they were coming from school, the children used to go and play in the Giant's garden. It was a large lovely garden, with soft green grass.

Full online text of The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde.

The Selfish Giant book. Then one morning, a special child brought Spring back, and the giant's heart melted along with the snow.

This book includes two stories written by the famous Irish author Oscar Wilde. That is why Spring never comes to his garden. Only one little boy manages to melt the Selfish Giant's heart and return beauty to the garden. Tags: music misery writer mystery school house king. Both tales are about kindness and self-sacrifice. The first story takes us to a big city. In the middle of the city, there is a statue of the Happy Prince. He is made of gold and decorated with some precious stones. Text Analysis: Unique words: 459 Total words: 2601.

Oscar Wilde's "The Selfish Giant" has been retold in many versions. His Christian theme of redemption through good works will always register with readers. I purchased this version of "The Selfish Giant" because of Lisbeth Zwerger's illustrations

Oscar Wilde's "The Selfish Giant" has been retold in many versions. I purchased this version of "The Selfish Giant" because of Lisbeth Zwerger's illustrations. She is one of the great illustrators of children's fairy tales. Her delicately rendered pen and water color illustrations have an antiquated yet timeless feel to them.

This classic story by Oscar Wilde is set in a garden that is not unlike . Only in the garden of the Selfish Giant it was still winter. i thought that this book ws a really great book because it tells us not to be selfish and to treat other people as you would like to be treated.

This classic story by Oscar Wilde is set in a garden that is not unlike paradise. Children play freely among the trees and flowers. The birds did not care to sing in it as there were no children, and the trees forgot to blossom. Once a beautiful flower put its head out from the grass, but when it saw the notice-board it was so sorry for the children that it slipped back into the ground again, and went off to sleep. hottie101 - September 2, 2010. This is the best story I’ve ever read.

Oscar Wilde's The Selfish. has been added to your Cart. Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland

Oscar Wilde's The Selfish. Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. Wilde studied at Trinity College in Dublin and at Magdalen College in Oxford, England, before settling down in London and having a long, successful career as a poet, playwright, and author. Wilde is best known for his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray and for his satirical play The Importance of Being Earnest.

He was a very selfish Giant. The poor children had now nowhere to play.

The Selfish Giant can refer to: One of the five stories in the collection The Happy Prince and Other Tales (1888) by Oscar Wilde. The Selfish Giant (1972 film), Canadian animated film adaptation. The Selfish Giant (2013 film), British film. The Selfish Giant (song), song by Damon Albarn from the album Everyday Robots.

One day the Giant came back. He had been to visit his friend the Cornish ogre, and had stayed with him for seven years

That collection of children's stories also includes: The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and the Rose, The Devoted Friend, and The Remarkable Rocket One day the Giant came back. He had been to visit his friend the Cornish ogre, and had stayed with him for seven years. After the seven years were over he had said all that he had to say, for his conversation was limited, and he determined to return to his own castle. When he arrived he saw the children playing in the garden.

A once selfish giant welcomes the children to his previously forbidden garden and is eventually rewarded by an unusual little child
  • Oscar Wilde's "The Selfish Giant" has been retold in many versions. His Christian theme of redemption through good works will always register with readers. I purchased this version of "The Selfish Giant" because of Lisbeth Zwerger's illustrations. She is one of the great illustrators of children's fairy tales. Her delicately rendered pen and water color illustrations have an antiquated yet timeless feel to them. Her illustrations work beautifully with Oscar Wilde. My only recommendation is to purchase the hardback version if you can. This is a book to hold onto. Highly recommended!

  • For those who are hung up on the Christian themes - it is what it is. That's what the author intended, so if you don't like it, find the watered down version or just don't read it. Simple as that.
    Honestly I find that whole line of objection plainly ridiculous. It's like saying, "Macbeth would be a great play if they hadn't had those witches in it". The whole intent was to illustrate the great theme of Redemption and Grace, written by a man (Wilde) who by the end of his life was grieved by the way in which he had wasted so much of his life (the garden) pursuing selfish interests. If you eliminate the spiritual element from the story, you've emasculated it simply to avoid offending a few tender minds in our 'tolerant' modern age.
    Anyway, this is a good version of the story. It faithfully reproduces it, which I believe delivers the full impact that it was supposed to. The edited versions seem vacuous. The illustrations are very nice, but a couple don't seem to fit the text very well. The story is broken down into relatively short sections per page, so you're not sitting there for ten minutes between page turns - a nice touch for parents of figgety kids!

  • What a wonderful story. A moral trip into life which can teach both young and old alike. Many of you will remember this story from childhood and if not, then will enjoy reading it to your children for sure. A must have in every family library.

  • The story is absolutely beautiful. I would have rated the condition poor.

  • Such a beautiful story! Great lesson!

  • Great deliver service. Description of the book was accurate. As for the book, if you haven't read it, you have missed something special.

  • good condition! thank you!

  • Gave as a gift.