2015 年 12 巻 1 号 p. 68-80
This paper focuses not only on the definition of “Christian literature for children”, but also on the religious aspects of two books, namely, The Happy Prince and Other Tales (1888) and The House of Pomegranates(1891) by Oscar Wilde. Although these two books are well-known as children's literature, there are few studies about them. In these books for children, Wilde praised God in various ways. In this sense, these two books are definitely different from Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Grey (1890) and others. So, Irespectively investigated several definitions of “Christian literature” and “Literature for children”, and I haveclarified the idea of “Christian literature for children” as well as the religious aspects of his short fictions.