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The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde Collins
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Title: The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publication Date: 1971
This book is in good condition for its age. The dust jacket is worn and clipped and there is an inscription on the free endpaper.
“When I was alive and had a human heart,” answered the statue, “I did not know what tears were, for I lived in the Palace of Sans-Souci, where sorrow is not allowed to enter. In the daytime I played with my companions in the garden, and in the evening I led the 21dance in the Great Hall. Round the garden ran a very lofty wall, but I never cared to ask what lay beyond it, everything about me was so beautiful. My courtiers called me the Happy Prince, and happy indeed I was, if pleasure be happiness. So I lived, and so I died. And now that I am dead they have set me up here so high that I can see all the ugliness and all the misery of my city, and though my heart is made of lead yet I cannot choose but weep.”.....beautiful, thought provoking, and witty. This 1971 Oscar Wilde collection has something for everyone!
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