Classic Tales of Oscar Wilde

Classic Tales of Oscar Wilde




And the Giant's heart melted as he looked out. ‘How selfish I have been!" he said; " . . . I will knock down the wall, and my garden shall be the children's playground for ever and ever."

The five stories in his collection for children show Wilde at his best; moving, witty, and wise. In The Happy Prince, a grand but lonely statue recruits a swallow to help him give to people in need; in The Nightingale and the Rose, a small bird makes a great sacrifice for love; The Selfish Giant is a beautiful story of the triumph of kindness; The Devoted Friend is a morality tale told to a pompous water rat; and The Remarkable Rocket charts the rise and fall of a particularly arrogant firework at a royal wedding.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405264235
Publisher: Egmont UK
Publication date: 10/01/2014
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was a writer and poet who wrote fairy tales for children and adults. Charles Robinson (1870-1937) was a renowned illustrator of such books as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, A Child's Garden of Verses, and Grimm's Fairy Tales.

Date of Birth:

October 16, 1854

Date of Death:

November 30, 1900

Place of Birth:

Dublin, Ireland

Place of Death:

Paris, France


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

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