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The Happy Prince and Other Tales (1888)

by Oscar Wilde

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A charming collection of children's stories with just a hint of Wilde's biting wit... ( )
  leslie.98 | Jan 10, 2014 |
I used to work in an used-books store, my boss gave this to me - 1940s edition - cause it was missing a cover.
  allisonneke | Dec 17, 2013 |
These stories are jam packed with luscious visuals of splendorous castle and magical places and beings. There is a version of the little mermaid from the perspective of the Prince! I like the way Oscar wilde paints with words , even though I wished for happier endings I was enchanted by his amazing power of description. The stories were effective at leaving me wishing for kindnes in the world.
  kellw | Mar 16, 2013 |
This was one of my favorite books when I was a child. My favorite story was "The Nightingale and the Rose." I cried every time I read it. Other stories include "The Happy Prince;" "The Fisherman and his Soul;" "The Birthday of the Infanta;" "The Young King;" and "The Star-Child." The edition I had was published in 1940 and beautifully illustrated by Everett Shinn. ( )
  Koffeecat | Aug 9, 2011 |
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. ( )
  kritikarr | Aug 31, 2010 |
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Oscar Wildeprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kapari, JaanaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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High above the city on a tall column stood the statue of the Happy Prince.
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This is the original story collection from Mr. Wilde, including:
* The Happy Prince
* The Nightingale and the Rose
* The Selfish Giant
* The Devoted Friend
* The Remarkable Rocket
Please do not combine with other story collection that contain different stories.
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Contents: The happy prince -- The nightingale and the rose -- The selfish giant -- The devoted friends -- The remarkable rocket.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0679444734, Hardcover)

A pleasure seeking prince, a selfish giant, and more: Wilde's fairy tales, first published in 1888, for childlike people from eighteen to eighty."

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A beautiful, golden, jewel-studded statue and a little swallow give all they have to help the poor.

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