The Happy Prince and Other Tales

The Happy Prince and Other Tales

by Oscar Wilde

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Overview



A golden statue comes to life and, with the help of a reluctant swallow, gives away everything he has. A fierce giant forbids children to play in his garden—then realizes that only through sharing will spring ever come again. In these rich fables by Oscar Wilde, author of The Importance of Being Earnest, characters learn that kindness and giving are the greatest powers of all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780981903231
Publisher: PlainTales, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Series: PlainTales Classics
Edition description: Unabridged
Pages: 1
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 4.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

Anton Lesser is one of Britain's leading classical actors. He has played many of the principal Shakespearian roles for the Royal Shakespeare Company, including Petruchio, Romeo and Richard III. He also starred in the acclaimed Royal National Theatre production of Wild Oats. Appearances in major TV drama productions include The Cherry Orchard, Troilus and Cressida, The Mill on the Floss and The Politician's Wife. "I don't do 'voices'. I look for the characters..."

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



1. The Happy Prince
2. The Selfish Giant
3. The Remarkable Rocket

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Happy Prince: And Other Tales 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had this book as a child. My mother gave it away and I have been searching for it ever since but didn't know the title or author. Thanks to the internet, I finally found it and am thrilled to share this beautiful story of selfless giving form the heart with my children.
Tanishque Sharma More than 1 year ago
THE HAPPY PRINCE It is a story of a swallow and a prince, who was once happy but now is not. The swallow meets the prince on while she is on her way to Egypt. She takes shelter under the statue of the happy prince to spend her night. But soon she finds out that the happy prince is really not happy and then helps him out in helping the poor and old. The story ends with an important message of love, selflessness and charity. I came across this beautiful story while I was going through my cousin’s English books. It is indeed the most beautiful story that I have ever read. Well a short story written by Oscar Wilde set in late 19th century; Wilde brings out the hypocrisy which unfortunately exists even today. Initially written for kids, Happy Prince can be read by a person of any age.
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kritikarr on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Probably my favourite piece of children's literature. Lovely stories beautifully told, though very sad (some perhaps too sad for little children). Also a pretty edition with some gorgeous illustrations.
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((Okay and I'll be on after my school is over tomorrow after about 8:00 becse I have to put my nook up then))