The Happy Prince and Other Stories

The Happy Prince and Other Stories

by Oscar Wilde

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The Happy Prince and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde

The Happy Prince and Other Stories
By Oscar Wilde

The Happy Prince and Other Tales (sometimes called The Happy Prince and Other Stories) is a collection of stories for children. It contains five stories, "The Happy Prince", "The Nightingale and the Rose", "The Selfish Giant", "The Devoted Friend", and "The Remarkable Rocket". It is most famous for its title story, "The Happy Prince". In the main story, a swallow meets the statue of the late "Happy Prince", which houses the soul of the original prince, who in reality had never experienced true happiness. The statue inspires the swallow to selfless acts. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, plays and the circumstances of his imprisonment, followed by his early death.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781721984329
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/28/2018
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Poet and playwright Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) remains best known for his comedies of the 1890s, including The Importance of Being Earnest, and for his tragic imprisonment and untimely death. His only novel, the horror classic The Picture of Dorian Gray, continues to inspire works in the genre.
Charles Robinson (1870–1937) was the middle brother of three, each successful illustrators during the Golden Age. Charles was best known for his color work, and a sense of quiet beauty which lived in his compositions. He was an active book illustrator his entire career.

Date of Birth:

October 16, 1854

Date of Death:

November 30, 1900

Place of Birth:

Dublin, Ireland

Place of Death:

Paris, France

Education:

The Royal School in Enniskillen, Dublin, 1864; Trinity College, Dublin, 1871; Magdalen College, Oxford, England, 1874

Table of Contents

The Happy Prince
The Nightingale and the Rose
The Selfish Giant
The Devoted Friend
The Remarkable Rocket

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