Youth Without Age and Life Without Death

In this fairytale by Petre Ispirescu, the young prince sets out on a quest for immortality. He finds it in the guise of love, but he is pulled back into the world by the longing for his parents and family. At the end of the road, Death awaits patiently for the order to be restored.

Publisher: Editura Vellant, Bucharest

An English version of the text can be found here, translation by Jean Harris