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The Happy Prince and Other Tales

Author: Oscar Wilde E-book

“The Happy Prince and Other Tales” is a 1888 collection of children's short stories by Oscar Wilde. Beautifully illustrated by Walter Crane, these stories include: “The Happy Prince”, “The Nightingale and the Rose”, “The Selfish Giant”, “The Devoted Friend”, and “The Remarkable Rocket”. Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854–1900) was an Irish poet and playwright who became one of the most popular in London during the 1880s and 1890s. Well-known for his sharp wit and extravagant attire, Wilde was a proponent of aestheticism and wrote in a variety of forms including poetry, fiction, and drama. He was famously imprisoned for homosexual acts from 1895 to 1897 and died at the age of 46, just three years after his release. A fantastic collection of Wilde's best fiction not to be missed by fans and collectors of his seminal work. Other notable works by this author include: “Picture of Dorian Gray” (1890), “Salome” (1891), and “The Importance of Being Earnest” (1895). Read & Co. Children's is proudly republishing this classic collection of children's short stories now complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

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