The Happy Prince and Other Tales


This volume contains five original fairy tales written by Wilde, including the favourite ‘The Selfish Giant’. This highly moral story tells of a giant who banished children from his garden, so that spring never came there.

ISBN: 9780571355846 Author: Wilde, Oscar Publisher: Faber & Faber Publication Date: 7th November 2019 Imprint: Faber & Faber Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.8 (edition:23) Pages: 102 Language: English Edition: Short stories Readership: Children - juvenile / Code: J Category: Subjects: , , ,

High above the city, on a tall column, stood the statue of the Happy Prince. He was gilded all over with thin leaves of fine gold, for eyes he had two bright sapphires, and a large red ruby glowed on his sword-hilt.

The Happy Prince and Other Tales is a collection of five stories: ‘The Happy Prince’, ‘The Nightingale and the Rose’, ‘The Selfish Giant’, ‘The Devoted Friend’, and ‘The Remarkable Rocket’. The Happy Prince stars the statue of the Prince, who persuades a swallow to deliver his gold and jewels to the poor and needy in his city.

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