De gelukkige prins

Oscar Wilde (author), Jane Ray (illustrator)
De gelukkige prins
De gelukkige prins De gelukkige prins
Target audience:
6-8 years and up
Hoog boven de stad staat het beeld van de Gelukkige Prins, bedekt met een laag van het fijnste bladgoud. Maar zijn hart doet pijn van de armoede en ellende die hij ziet. Een zwaluw haalt laagje voor laagje het bladgoud van zijn lichaam om het de armen in de stad te brengen.
De gelukkige prins
Oscar Wilde
Jane Ray
Original language
Original title
The happy prince
Zeist: Christofoor, © 1994
[32] p. : ill.

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About Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Fflahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of the most popular playwrights in London in the early 1890s. He is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, and his criminal conviction for gross indecency for homosexual acts.

Wilde's parents were Anglo-Irish intellectuals in Dublin. In his youth Wilde learned to speak fluent French and German. At university, he read Greats; he demonstrated himself to be an exceptional classicist, first at Trinity College Dublin, then at Magdalen College, Oxford. He became associated with the emerging philosophy of aestheticism, led by two of his tutors, Walter Pater and John Ruskin. After university, Wilde moved to London into fashionable cultural and social circles.

He tried his hand at various literary activities: he wr…Read more on Wikipedia