“[Wilde’s] first authentic work ... marks the beginning of his true creativity ... Wilde’s stories are splendid.” JEANETTE WINTERSON, THE GUARDIAN
“The Happy Prince” is one of the most famous and beloved of Oscar Wilde’s tales. This volume also includes the stories “The Selfish Giant” and “The Nightingale and the Rose”.
After the death of a young prince, his subjects erect a richly bejewelled statue of him. From this new perch high above the city, the soul of the Happy Prince surveys the lives of its inhabitants, witnessing their poverty and desperation. He resolves to alleviate his people’s misery, enlisting the help of a passing barn swallow … with unforgettably poignant results.
OSCAR WILDE (1854–1900) was born in Dublin and lived mainly in London and Paris. He remains one of the most legendary literary figures of all time, for his work and wit above all but also for the tragic circumstances of his imprisonment and early death.
ISBN 9781911475316 – Paperback – 110 mm x 140 mm – 64 pages