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A House Of Pomegranates

Auhtor: Oscar Wilde

Language: english
Published: 1892

Genres:

fiction,  short stories,  juvenile
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Review by Dr. Bojan Tunguz, May 2009


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A House Of Pomegranates':

A House of Pomegranates is a collection of whimisical short stories by Oscar Wilde. This collections includes the following tales: The Young King The Birthday of the Infanta The Fisherman and his Soul and The Star-child. Readers of all ages will be delighted by these fanciful tales.

Excerpts from the Book 'A House Of Pomegranates':


... there being some of them who had still quite natural manners, which in a courtier is, I need hardly say, a very grave offence. The lad - for he was ...
... was black as ebony, and his turban was of crimson silk.? Great earrings of silver dragged down the thick lobes of his ears, and in his hands he had a pair ...
... thou hast not a king???s raiment???? And the young King looked at him.? ???Is it so, indeed???? he questioned.? ???Will they not know me for a king if ...
... the stately Spanish gentlemen to kiss.? But the shrill laughter of the children grated on his ears, and the bright pitiless sunlight mocked his sorrow, ...
... who seemed to be their masters, and fought with tiny swords, and fired off guns, and went through a regular soldier???s drill just like the King???s ...
... the Birds liked him.? They had seen him often in the forest, dancing about like an elf after the eddying leaves, or crouched up in the hollow of ...
... quite as pretty as the white berries that she wore on her dress, and when she was tired of them, she could throw them away, and he would find her others.? ...
... lay quite still. ???That is capital,??? said the Infanta, after a pause ???but now you must dance for me.??? ???Yes,??? cried all the children, ???you ...
... frozen sailors clinging to the rigging, and the mackerel swimming in and out of the open portholes of the little barnacles who are great travellers, ...
... he said, ???and my nets, and the wattled house where I live, and the painted boat in which I sail.? Only tell me how to get rid of my soul, and I will ...
... with butter and fresh fowls and with the Agazonbae, who are dog-faced and with the Sibans, who have horses??? feet, and run more swiftly than horses.? ...
... at me with his small slanting eyes. ?????°Tell me in what forest, and I will ride with him,??² I answered. ???He combed out the soft fringes of his ...
... whispered to him.? The other kept munching scented pastilles, which he took with an affected gesture out of an oval box of lilac enamel. ???After ...
... go to the room of the merchant, even to the room in which he sleepeth, and slay him, and take from him his gold, for we have need of it.??? And the young ...
... and I will return to the place where she whom I love has her dwelling.? Even to the sea will I return, and to the little bay where she is wont to ...
... to the people, and hid it again behind the veil of veils, he began to speak to the people, desiring to speak to them of the wrath of God.? But the ...
... way through the willows, and came out on the other side, and lo! there was indeed a thing of gold lying on the white snow.? So he hastened towards it, ...
... thou hast lost thy comeliness?? Stay with us, and I will not mock at thee.??? And he said to her, ???Nay, but I have been cruel to my mother, and ...
... surely slay thee.??? So the Star-Child went to the wood, and all day long he searched for the piece of red gold, but nowhere could he find it.? And at ...
... full of stinging epigrams and shrewd observations, the tale of Dorian Gray's moral disintegration caused something of a scandal when it first appeared ...