This collection features "The Remarkable Rocket", "The Selfish Giant", and "The Happy Prince". The world-renowned Irish playwright, novelist, and poet is also the author of charming and thought-provoking children's stories. These three stories represent the best of Wilde's love of fairy tales and mythical writings.
"I first met Antonia on what seemed to be an interminable journey across the great midland plain of North America."
These are the first words, spoken by Jim, who leads us into Willa Cather's masterpiece about a spirited girl who, though down trodden by neglect and hard work, never "lost the fire of life". Every American must know Antonia, for once they do, they can never forget her.
Amory Blaine, spoiled and misguided, arrogant and prideful, comes of age when, as a student at Princeton University, he weighs in on the more profound aspects of life, such as love and war, and is found wanting. This is Fitzgerald's debut novel.
Noted as one of the highest literary achievements of the modern age, this impressionistic novel moves with boldness and pathos into the motivation and experience of a young soldier during the Civil War.
Does love always find a way? Follow the "youngish girl" sitting next to a "traveling salesman" on the train, while on her way to meet a "secret love", uncertain as to what she might find.
Love can be found anywhere. Aboard a steamer headed for New York, a young man falls in love with a married woman; but fate trumps hope, and leaves only bittersweet memories.
The story is told in the first person (or "first horse") as an autobiographical memoir told by a highbred horse named Black Beauty - beginning with his carefree days as a foal on an English farm, to his difficult life pulling cabs in London, to his happy retirement in the country. Along the way, he meets with many hardships and recounts many tales of cruelty and kindness.
"Very sweet and wonderful story"