The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde audiobook

The Selfish Giant

By Oscar Wilde
Read by Diane Havens

Blackstone Publishing

The Going Public … in Shorts Series

0.19 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781482939484

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A perennial classic that is sure to inspire a new generationof parents and children. After seven years, the Giant has nothing left to say to hisfriend the Cornish ogre, and so he returns home to his castle—only to find thatin his absence, the children have been playing in his beautiful garden. At oncethe selfish Giant builds a high wall to keep the children out of the garden.Winter turns into spring all over the country—but not in the selfish Giant’sgarden. The trees refuse to bloom and the birds refuse to sing; they miss thechildren. The selfish Giant lies shivering in his large bed while Hail, Snow,North Wind, and Frost dance across the garden. But one morning the Giant hearsa beautiful noise—what could it be? Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization.

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Summary

Summary

A perennial classic that is sure to inspire a new generationof parents and children.

After seven years, the Giant has nothing left to say to hisfriend the Cornish ogre, and so he returns home to his castle—only to find thatin his absence, the children have been playing in his beautiful garden. At oncethe selfish Giant builds a high wall to keep the children out of the garden.Winter turns into spring all over the country—but not in the selfish Giant’sgarden. The trees refuse to bloom and the birds refuse to sing; they miss thechildren. The selfish Giant lies shivering in his large bed while Hail, Snow,North Wind, and Frost dance across the garden. But one morning the Giant hearsa beautiful noise—what could it be?

Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A tale of a hardened man who learns to open his heart.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

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.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 0.19
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English