"The King of the Golden River" is a literary fairy tale written by John Ruskin in 1841.
Can be read online at Wikisource.
"King of the Golden River" has examples of:
- Anthropomorphic Personification: The character of 'Southwest Wind, Esquire' features in the story.
- Artistic License Economics: A river is turned into gold.
- Empathic Environment: When each brother sets out for the source of the Golden River, it's a fine day. Each cruel act by the evil brothers causes the weather to worsen.
- Holy Burns Evil: Not quite but holy water is tainted by evil.
- Youngest Child Wins: In this case, it is because the older children are evil.