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The Fisherman and His Soul - Unabridged

Oscar Wilde

Narrator Frank Harrison

Publisher: Audioliterature

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Summary

The Fisherman and his Soul is a fairy tale from Oscar Wilde. The protagonist, a young Fisherman, finds a Mermaid and wants nothing more than to marry her, but he cannot, for one cannot live underwater if one has a soul. He goes to his priest, but the priest tells him his soul is his most precious possession, and the soulless mermen are lost. He tries to sell it to merchants, who tell him it is not worth anything. He goes to a witch, who tells him his soul is his shadow, and says how it can be cut away with a viper-skin knife after he dances with her. After cutting his shadow and soul free from his body, his Soul tells him that the world is cruel and asks to take with him his heart to allay his fears. The Fisherman, however, refuses to give his Soul his heart, because his love needs it, and he sends the Soul away and joins his Mermaid under the sea…
Duration: about 1 hour (01:19:28)
Publishing date: 2017-12-21; Unabridged; Copyright Year: 2017. Copyright Statment: —