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