The Happy Prince and Other Stories

by Oscar Wilde

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The Happy Prince and Other Stories Synopsis

A haunting, magical fairy-tale collection, in which Oscar Wilde beautifully evokes (among others) The Happy Prince who was not so happy after all, The Selfish Giant who learned to love little children and The Star Child who did not love his parents as much as he should. Each of the stories shines with poetry and magic and will be enjoyed by children of every age. This is a perfect collection for children young and old, introduced by Markus Zusak, bestselling author of The Book Thief .

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ISBN: 9780141327792
Publication date: 06/08/2009
Publisher: Puffin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141327792
Publication date: 6th August 2009
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Puffin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage),

About Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde was an 19th century Irish writer whose works include the play The Importance of Being Earnest and the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. He is also one of the Victorian era's most famous dandies, a wit whose good-humored disdain for convention became less favored after he was jailed for homosexuality. Wilde grew up in a prosperous family and distinguished himself at Dublin's Trinity College and London's Oxford. He published his first volume of poems in 1881 and found work in England as a critic and lecturer, but it was his socializing (and self-promotion) that made him famous, even ...

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