While previous studies of Oscar Wilde's second volume of fairy tales have neglected the significance of the title and considered it a relatively haphazard compilation rather than a unified work, I argue that the stories of A House of Pomegranates interrelate in a manner that is similar to those of modern short story cycles and that the unity of the volume can be seen when we take into account the multiple allusions of the title to pomegranate imagery in classical and Judeo-Christian lore.
Pendlebury, Kate. "The Building of A House of Pomegranates." Marvels & Tales 25.1 (2011). Web. <http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/marvels/vol25/iss1/8>.