The Young King by Oscar Wilde

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The Young King

by Oscar Wilde

The Young King is another fairytale for grown-ups. It is the story of man's redemption. Baptised into royalty, a soul must nevertheless abase itself and suffer in imitation of Christ before it can join Him the glory of His Resurrection. It is one of a number of short stories written by Oscar Wilde in which he reveals his yearning for the redemption that is only possible through Jesus Christ within the Roman Catholic Church. He lived a mostly sinful and tortured life, wrote sublime poetry and witty plays, was imprisoned for immorality and finally converted on his deathbed. This story is narrated by one of our faithful.

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