The Fisherman and His Soul

by Oscar Wilde A Summary In the story “The Fisherman and His Soul,” a young fisherman falls in love with a mermaid and wishes nothing more than to wed her, but he is unable to do so because it is impossible for a person to have a soul and live a life under water. As he visits his priest, the priest tells him that his soul is his most valuable property and that the soulless mermen are doomed to perish. He goes to different merchants to try to sell his soul, but they all tell him that it is not … Continue reading The Fisherman and His Soul


short Story by Oscar Wilde Summary “The Young King” relates the story of an illicit child who was raised as a shepherd by the recently deceased king’s daughter of a country that will remain nameless. The sixteen-year-old boy, who is his sole successor, is taken to the palace to ascend to the throne. There, he is astonished by the splendour of his new home and anxiously awaits the delivery of his beautiful crown, sceptre, and robe in preparation for his coronation the next morning. He is tormented by three distinct dreams throughout the course of the night, one for each … Continue reading THE YOUNG KING

The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

A short Summary Children are eager to play in the garden owned by the Selfish Giant after returning home from school because it is so lovely and because it contains 12 peach trees and other lovely, fragrant blossoms. The giant takes offence at the children upon his return after spending seven years with his companion, the Cornish Ogre. As a result, he constructs a wall to prevent the children from entering his home. He posted a sign that read “TRESPASSERS WILL BE PROSECUTED” on the notice board he hung up. The landscape seems trapped in eternal winter. One day, a … Continue reading The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde