The Happy Prince & Other Stories

April 21, 2017|
The Happy Prince & Other Stories by Oscar Wilde
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A pocket hardback edition of Oscar Wilde''s short stories Oscar Wilde''s way with words is given full range in this collection of short stories written between 1887 and 1891. There are ghost stories, moral tales, detective fiction and fairy stories. From the comically unsuccessful ghost in ''The Canterville Ghost'' to the incompetent would-be murderer in ''Lord Arthur Saville''s Crime'' we are treated to the extravagance and dexterity of Wilde''s wit. Particularly in the fairy stories we see the brilliance of Wilde''s vision of society and human action, as each tale has both beauty and simplicity while exploring complex moral issues. These stories appeal to both child and adult with themes of Love, Truth and Sacrifice which are as relevant today as they were when they were written.

Illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley, with an afterword by David Stuart Davies.
Oscar Fingal O''Flaherty Wills Wilde was born in Dublin in 1854. He studied at Trinity College Dublin and then at Magdalen College Oxford where he started the cult of ''Aestheticism''. He published several books of stories ostensibly for children and one novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891). Wilde''s first successful play was La...
Title:The Happy Prince & Other Stories
Product dimensions:304 pages, 6.42 X 9.69 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 6.42 X 9.69 X 0.68 in
Published:April 21, 2017
Publisher:Pan Macmillan MCL
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781509827824

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