The Young King

January 30, 2019
Oscar Wilde
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"The Young King" is a short story within Oscar Wilde’s, "A House of Pomegranates". "A House of Pomegranates" was written in 1891 as a collection of fairy-tales that Wilde may have said was, "intended neither for the British child nor the British public.” "The Young King" tells the story of the illegitimate shepherd son of the recently dead king's daughter, and now the only heir to the kingdom.