Classic Tales of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde

Classic Tales of Oscar Wilde

Written by Oscar Wilde
Illustrated by Charles Robinson

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The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and The Selfish Giant are just three of Oscar Wilde’s magical short stories. These, with a further two tales, are included in this handsomely produced edition with stunning illustrations originally painted for the stories in 1913.

Beautifully written, these stories are at times melancholy and they do not shy away from difficulties but at the heart of each there is a touching moral most notably the value of sharing.


Classic Tales of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde

This is a beautifully bound gift edition of these haunting and beautiful stories. 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.

Launch titles in the Heritage Collection from Egmont include:

Classic Tales of Rupert by Alfred Bestall

Classic Tales of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith

About the Author

Oscar Wilde

A gifted poet, playwright and wit, Oscar Wilde was a phenomenon in 19th century England. He was illustrious for preaching the importance of style in life and art, and of attacking Victorian narrow mindedness.

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96 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Egmont Heritage an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

5th November 2012




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Egmont Heritage an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books is an imprint of Egmont Heritage

logo A great read is forever – The Egmont Heritage list includes some of the most highly acclaimed and bestselling children’s books of all time. Published in beautiful, high-quality hardback editions, with cloth quarter binding, head and tail bands and ribbon, the Egmont Heritage range will build into a library of some of the most famous titles in children’s literature.

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