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Stephen Fry Presents a Selection of Oscar Wilde's Short Stories | [Oscar Wilde]

Stephen Fry Presents a Selection of Oscar Wilde's Short Stories

"Oscar Wilde's Fairy Tales continue to exert the same pull over the imagination and emotions as they did when he first read them to his children in the 1880s. Written with inspired poetic intensity and sudden flowerings of the matchless wit for which he is so well remembered, the stories combine the wisdom of parables with the impact of drama."
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"Oscar Wilde's Fairy Tales continue to exert the same pull over the imagination and emotions as they did when he first read them to his children in the 1880s. Written with inspired poetic intensity and sudden flowerings of the matchless wit for which he is so well remembered, the stories combine the wisdom of parables with the impact of drama. I have loved them since I was a child: indeed they continue to make a child of me. I do not mind admitting that at the recording some passages were hard to read out loud without choking. I hope you will be as entranced by them as I have always been." written by Stephen Fry.

©2008 SamFry Limited (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Trevor
    Goole, DN14 0UX, United Kingdom
    11/5/10
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    "Well Read !"

    I've listened to a few audio books by Stephen Fry now, and not only is he entertaining, with this one he brings the stories to life. Especially like the story about the farmer and the wheelbarrow. He portrays the characters very well and sets the scene spot on. I've never read anything by Oscar Wilde at all and did not know what to expect - will certainly considering delving now into some more of his famous works.

    A great introduction, and well read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nicholas
    Stagsden, Bedford, United Kingdom
    1/30/10
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    "Enchanting"

    This collection of Oscar Wilde's Fairy Tales range from the charming to the unutterably touching. If you don?t need to hold back a tear on hearing these superbly narrated stories, then your heart must indeed be cold. Wilde?s wonderful use of language will cross all age barriers and the poignancy of each tale will stay with you daylong. I thoroughly recommend them to all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alex
    edinburghUnited Kingdom
    1/14/10
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    "great!"

    Well worth buying. absolutly incredible! sutible for all ages and all audiences.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve
    Preston, Lancs, United Kingdom
    10/3/09
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    "Not What I expected"

    I didn't realise they were children's stories until I started listening, and I am still not sure! Stephen Fry is a legend and brilliant in this as he always is, and has a greater range of voices than is obvious form things like QI, he gets 10 stars! The stories are haunting and very clever, but there is a lot of death, often very casual dismissal of life.

    Maybe I was an oversensitive child... but I am glad I only found these stories in adulthood

    Potential spoiler, but an important example... in one story a character (only a talking bird, but still!) sacrifices herself so that a student can get a rose to give to his love. The bird kills herself by impaling herself on a thorn, piercing her heart quite graphically I thought, the student takes the rose to his love, but she prefers a richer man, and dismisses him, the student throws the rose in the gutter and that is the end of the matter, the bird is dead and the rose discarded, a complete waste of her life! very sad - possibly a decent lesson about the real world - but still, not quite what I was expecting when Audible Announcer said Stephen Fry was reading Children's stories!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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