Four bewitching fairy tales from the author of The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Earnest.
Oscar Wilde’s follow-up to The Happy Prince and Other Stories, A House of Pomegranates contains four darkly enchanting fairy tales by the Irish poet and playwright.
In “The Young King,” a lowly shepherd’s son finds himself next in line for the throne. A dwarf performing for a Spanish princess’s birthday must face the consequences of seeing his own reflection in “The Birthday of the Infanta.” In “The Fisherman and His Soul,” a man is faced with a terrible choice after falling in love with a beautiful mermaid. And an arrogant young boy, who believes he is the son of an actual star, learns a bitter lesson when he is brought down to earth in “The Star-Child.”