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Fisherman and His Soul, the (1891) [Short Story]
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A fisherman casts off his soul in order to marry a mermaid. This is an inversion of the traditional fairy tale where a mermaid gains a soul in order to marry a man. As with all such marriages, this one ends unhappily.

First published in A House of Pomegranates, 1891.

Original title: The Fisherman and His Soul
Original languages: English

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Genre: Fairy Tales & FolkloreOriginal Creations

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     House of Pomegranates, a (1891) [Collection]
      Author: Oscar Wilde
     Complete Works of Oscar Wilde (1948) [Omnibus Volume]
      Author: Oscar Wilde
     Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories (1954) [Collection]
      Author: Oscar Wilde
     Black Water (1983) [Anthology]
      Authors: M. R. James , Edgar Allan Poe , Ursula K. Le Guin , Rudyard Kipling , Charles Dickens , Ray Bradbury , E. M. Forster , Graham Greene , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Henry James , Franz Kafka , D. H. Lawrence , Alexander Pushkin , Jules Verne , H. G. Wells , Edith Wharton , Oscar Wilde , Tennessee Williams , Lord Dunsany , Robert Louis Stevenson , Vladimir Nabokov , W. Somerset Maugham , Daphne du Maurier , Julio Cortázar , Italo Calvino , Jorge Luis Borges , O. Henry , John Collier , Isak Dinesen , Hermann Hesse , Saki , Charles Williams , W. W. Jacobs , Ryunosuke Akutagawa , Joanne Greenberg , Walter de la Mare , Howard Fast , Max Beerbohm , Hans Christian Andersen , Manuel Mujica Láinez , I. A. Ireland , Stephen Vincent Benét , Hilaire Belloc , L. P. Hartley , Alex Comfort , Francis King , Marguerite Yourcenar , Junichiro Tanizaki , Robert Hichens , Jean Cocteau , Flann O'Brien , David Garnett , Bruno Schulz , Lafcadio Hearn , Juan Manuel , Joăo Guimarăes Rosa , Silvina Ocampo , Léon Bloy , Giovanni Papini , Pedro Antonio de Alarcón , Virgilio Pińera , Brian Moore , André Pieyre de Mandiargues , Cynthia Ozick , Marco Denevi , J. B. Priestley , Horacio Quiroga , Marcel Aymé , George Hitchcock , Adolfo Bioy Casares
     Complete Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde (1990) [Collection]
      Author: Oscar Wilde
     Spells of Enchantment (1991) [Anthology]
      Authors: L. Frank Baum , Philip K. Dick , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Nathaniel Hawthorne , August Strindberg , Mark Twain , Oscar Wilde , William Butler Yeats , Anatole France , Voltaire , Stanislaw Lem , Tanith Lee , Lord Dunsany , Robin McKinley , Howard Pyle , Jane Yolen , Italo Calvino , William Makepeace Thackeray , Rainer Maria Rilke , Jean-Jacques Rousseau , Hermann Hesse , Angela Carter , James Thurber , George MacDonald , Michael de Larrabeiti , Laurence Housman , Erich Kästner , Johann Karl August Musäus , Frank R. Stockton , E. T. A. Hoffmann , Gottfried Keller , Georg Kaiser , Sylvia Townsend Warner , Mary de Morgan , Alfred Döblin , Theodor Storm , Naomi Mitchison , Hans Christian Andersen , Guillaume Apollinaire , Apuleius , Ingeborg Bachmann , Giambattista Basile , Thomas Crofton Croker , Marie-Catherine D'Aulnoy , Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de la Force , Carl Ewald , Antoine Galland , Wilhelm Carl Grimm , Franz Hessel , Hugo von Hofmannsthal , Janosch , Günter Kunert , Rosemarie Künzler , Marie-Jean L'Héritier , Christoph Meckel , Mynona , Novalis , Charles Perrault , Henri Pourrat , Kurt Schwitters , Giovanni Straparola , Ludwig Tieck , Michel Tournier , Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder , Christoph Martin Wieland , Robert Coover

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