OSCAR WILDE tale STORY OF NARCISSUS Poems in Prose TEXT ENG

 

 

 

Oscar Wilde
The story of Narcissus

( The Disciple )

(1894)

 

 

Short story

from collection of stories:

Poems in Prose

by Oscar Wilde

 

 

Short Tale

Full English text

Irish literature

 

 

Oscar Wilde All the stories > here

 

 

Oscar Wilde (Dublin, 16 October 1854 – Paris, 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer, aphorist, poet, playwright, journalist and essayist, an exponent of British decadence and aestheticism.
The works of Oscar Wilde, in particular his theatrical texts, are considered by the critics of the masterpieces of the nineteenth century theater.

” Poems in Prose “ is a book by Oscar Wilde published in 1894. The book “Poems in Prose” by Oscar Wilde is a collection of short stories and consists of six short tales.

The Poems in Prose by Oscar Wilde contained in the book are the only six prose poems that were published by the writer Oscar Wilde in his lifetime, and include the six short stories:

  • The artist
  • The disciple (The story of Narcissus)
  • The Doer of Good
  • The Master
  • The House of Judgment
  • The Teacher of Wisdom

 

Here we present the short story by Oscar Wilde: The disciple, better known as: The story of Narcissus.

Below, you can find the full text of the short story: “The story of Narcissus” (The disciple) by Oscar Wilde, in original english language. 

In the top or side menu you can find the full text of the short story “The story of Narcissus” (The disciple) translated in other languages: French, Italian, German, Spanish, Chinese, etc.

Below you can see the painting by Caravaggio: Narcissus painted between 1597 and about 1599, and the caricature of Oscar Wilde as Narcissus designed by Thomas Nast in about 1894, following Oscar Wilde’s story “Narcissus”.

Good reading and good vision, to the beautiful!

 

 

Oscar Wilde
The story of Narcissus

( The Disciple )

 

 

Short Tale

Full English text

 

 

         When Narcissus died, the pool of his pleasure changed from a cup of sweet waters into a cup of salt tears, and the Oreads came weeping through the woodland that they might sing to the pool and give it comfort.

And when they saw that the pool had changed from a cup of sweet water into a cup of salt tears, they loosened the green tresses of their hair and said, “We do not wonder that you should mourn in this manner for Narcissus, so beautiful was he.”

“But was Narcissus beautiful?” said the pool.

“Who should know better than you?” asked the Oreads. “Us did he ever pass by, but you sought he for, and would lie on your banks and look down at you, and in the mirror of your waters he would mirror his own beauty.”

And the pool answered, “But I loved Narcissus because, as he lay on my banks and looked down at me, in the mirror of his eyes I saw ever my own beauty mirrored.”

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Oscar Wilde – The story of Narcissus

(The Disciple) (1894)

Short story from collection of stories:

Poems in Prose by Oscar Wilde

Short Tale – Full English text

Irish literature

 

 

 

Oscar Wilde All the stories > here

 

 

 

Painting
Narcissus by Caravaggio

 

Narcissus is a painting by the Italian baroque master Caravaggio.

The painting “Narcissus” by Caravaggio was painted between about 1597 and 1599.

The painting by Caravaggio represents the mythological character of Narcissus which is reflected in the water.

The painting “Narcissus” by Caravaggio is housed in the National Gallery of Ancient Art in Rome and on yeyebook, here 😉 .

 

Painting Narcissus by Caravaggio

Narcissus by Caravaggio

Narcissus by Caravaggio

 

 

 

Caricature by Thomas Nast
Oscar Wilde as Narcissus

(1894)

Oscar Wilde as Narcissus

Oscar Wilde as Narcissus

 

 

 

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