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A House of Pomegranates

Oscar Wilde, My Old Classics, My Old Classics

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Oscar Wilde, My Old Classics, My Old Classics

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A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde - is a collection of fairy tales, written by Oscar Wilde, that was published in 1891 as a second collection for The Happy Prince and Other Tales (1888). Wilde once said that this collection was "intended neither for the British child nor the British public."The stories included in this collection are as follows: The Young KingThe Birthday of the InfantaThe Fisherman and his SoulThe Star-Child"The Young King" tells the story of the illegitimate shepherd son of the recently dead king's daughter of an unnamed country. Being his only heir, the sixteen-year-old is brought to the palace to await his accession. There, he is in awe of the splendor of his new home and anxiously awaits his new crown, scepter, and robe which are soon to be delivered to him for his coronation in the morning.During the night, he has three nightmares, one for each element of his raiment, showing him where they came from and how they were obtained. The first dream shows a group of starving, haggard peasants - including children - working at looms to weave his robe where they receive little payment or food despite being worked so hard. The second dream shows a group of slaves on a ship where the youngest slave has his ears and nostrils filled with wax and is sent underwater to find pearls for the young King's scepter but dies after finding the best pearl. The third dream is the most elaborate and deals with the source of his new crown's rubies.

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APA 6 Citation
Wilde, O. (2022). A House of Pomegranates (1st ed.). Books on Demand. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/3567992/a-house-of-pomegranates-pdf (Original work published 2022)
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Wilde, Oscar. (2022) 2022. A House of Pomegranates. 1st ed. Books on Demand. https://www.perlego.com/book/3567992/a-house-of-pomegranates-pdf.
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Wilde, O. (2022) A House of Pomegranates. 1st edn. Books on Demand. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/3567992/a-house-of-pomegranates-pdf (Accessed: 22 March 2023).
MLA 7 Citation
Wilde, Oscar. A House of Pomegranates. 1st ed. Books on Demand, 2022. Web. 22 Mar. 2023.