El cumpleaños de la Infanta by Oscar Wilde audiobook

El cumpleaños de la Infanta

By Oscar Wilde
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    ISBN: 9781518936364

En este sorprendente cuento Wilde se sirve la realidad de la corte española, de sus personajes y sus costumbres, para describirla de un modo exótico y servirse así de ella como lugar para el relato del infausto acontecimiento que ocurre el día del cumpleaños de la infanta, a quien le agasajan con las gracias de un enano que no tiene noción de su propia deformidad. Tanta gracia le hace a la infanta sus piruetas que le regala una de sus rosas y el enano la cree rendida de amor por él. Buscándola por palacio viene a dar con un espejo, objeto que ve por primera vez en su vida, y al tomar conciencia de sí mismo, se le parte el corazón. La infanta, decepcionada, decreta que a partir de ese momento nadie que tenga corazón vuelva a jugar con ella.

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En este sorprendente cuento Wilde se sirve la realidad de la corte española, de sus personajes y sus costumbres, para describirla de un modo exótico y servirse así de ella como lugar para el relato del infausto acontecimiento que ocurre el día del cumpleaños de la infanta, a quien le agasajan con las gracias de un enano que no tiene noción de su propia deformidad. Tanta gracia le hace a la infanta sus piruetas que le regala una de sus rosas y el enano la cree rendida de amor por él. Buscándola por palacio viene a dar con un espejo, objeto que ve por primera vez en su vida, y al tomar conciencia de sí mismo, se le parte el corazón. La infanta, decepcionada, decreta que a partir de ese momento nadie que tenga corazón vuelva a jugar con ella.

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Author Bio: Oscar Wilde

Author Bio: Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was born in Dublin. He won scholarships to both Trinity College, Dublin, and Magdalen College, Oxford. In 1875, he began publishing poetry in literary magazines, and in 1878, he won the coveted Newdigate Prize for English poetry. He had a reputation as a flamboyant wit and man-about-town. After his marriage to Constance Lloyd in 1884, he tried to establish himself as a writer, but with little initial success. However, his three volumes of short fiction, The Happy Prince, Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, and A House of Pomegranates, together with his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, gradually won him a reputation as a modern writer with an original talent. That reputation was confirmed and enhanced by the phenomenal success of his society comedies: Lady Windermere’s Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and The Importance of Being Earnest, all performed on London’s West End stage between 1892 and 1895. In 1895, he was convicted of engaging in homosexual acts, which were then illegal, and sentenced to two years imprisonment with hard labor. He soon declared bankruptcy, and his property was auctioned off. In 1896, he lost legal custody of his children. When his mother died that same year, his wife Constance visited him at the jail to bring him the news. It was the last time they saw each other. In the years after his release, his health deteriorated. In November 1900, he died in Paris at the age of forty-six.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 0.70
Audience: Adult
Language: English