Oscar Wilde

The Star Child

Found in the forest and brought up by a shepherd, an exquisitely beautiful child grows into a cruel and selfish boy. He rejects his true mother and from that moment his beauty forsakes him.
21 printed pages
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Impressions

  • allisonclouse1shared an impression7 years ago
    🔮Hidden Depths
    🎯Worthwhile

    A gorgeous story about the consequences of cruelty and the rewards of a kind hand. Definite read.

  • MMshared an impression4 years ago
    🔮Hidden Depths
    🎯Worthwhile

  • al mshared an impression4 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    🔮Hidden Depths
    🐼Fluffy
    💧Soppy

Quotes

  • b5574241966has quotedlast year
    'Weet! weet! weet!' twittered the green Linnets, 'the old Earth is dead and they have laid her out in her white shroud.'

    'The Earth is going to be married, and this is her bridal dress,' whispered the Turtle-doves to each other. Their little pink feet were quite frost-bitten, but they felt that it was their duty to take a romantic view of the situation.

    'Nonsense!' growled the Wolf. 'I tell you that it is all the fault of the Government, and if you don't believe me I shall eat you.' The Wolf had a thoroughly practical mind, and was never at a loss for a good argument.

    'Well, for my own part,' said the Woodpecker, who was a born philosopher, 'I don't care an atomic theory for explanations. If a thing is so, it is so, and at present it is terribly cold.'
  • ann k.has quoted2 years ago
    'the old Earth is dead and they have laid her out in her white shroud.'

    'The Earth is going to be married, and this is her bridal dress,
  • meghasinghjadaunhas quoted4 years ago
    Into a house where a heart is hard cometh there not always a bitter wind?'

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