Happy Prince & Other Tales

Happy Prince & Other Tales

£12.99

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.

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The five original fairy tales included in this volume were first published by Davis Nutt in 1888. Although it is said that Wilde wrote them for his two young sons, the author himself claimed they were '. . . . not for children, but for childlike people from eighteen to eighty'. Since then the stories have been constantly reprinted and, despite the author's disclaimer, children have made the tales their own, a particular favourite being 'The Selfish Giant' - the highly moral story of the giant who banished children from his garden, so that spring never came. Charles Robinson, who produced the illustrations for a special edition first published in 1913, brought to the book a feeliong for its innate sadness that exactly fits the poetry of Wilde's text.

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Weight0.26 kg
Dimensions21 × 16.1 × 16.1 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

94

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

823.8 (edition:20)

Readership

Children – juvenile / Code: J