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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.
Wilde is immortalised through his works, and the stories he wrote for children such as "The Happy Prince" and "The Selfish Giant" are still vibrant in the imagination of the public.
When the Selfish Giant decides to build a wall around his garden to prevent the children from playing in it, it becomes barren and stuck in perpertual winter. It takes a wonderful event and the heart of a young boy for him to realize the error of his ways. A classic tale for children, 'The Selfish Giant' is presented here with all of Oscar Wilde's other fairy stories - 'The Happy Prince', 'The Nightingale and the Rose', 'The Devoted Friend', 'The Remarkable Rocket', 'The Young King', 'The Birthday of the Infanta', 'The Fisherman and His Soul' and 'The Star-Child' - brought to life by Philip Waechter's bright and imaginative illustrations.
Three classic fairytales by Oscar Wilde that sparkle with wit and enchantment. They have been beautifully reproduced with unabridged text and using the original illustrations from one of the 20th century's foremost and illustrious illustrators, Charles Robinson. His vibrant and evocative watercolour and line drawings together with Wilde's seamless prose make this a timeless treasure for the whole family to enjoy.
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.
This book is a favourite of June 2011 Guest Editor Michael Morpurgo: "This was the first story, I think, that ever made me cry. What was strange was that I wanted to read it over and over again. It still has the power to make me cry." Sally Grindley, December 2010 Guest Editor also chose The Happy Prince: "This is one of those tales that haunts you long after it has ended. It’s beautifully narrated, timeless and ‘placeless’ and full of hidden messages. The Prince is a golden statue with precious stones for eyes. When Swallow perches on him on her way to Egypt, he asks her to distribute his eyes and gold to all the poor people he sees below him. Swallow takes pity on him when he has lost finery and decides to stay with him over the winter… The tale is haunting me again now, many years after I first read it."
Beautiful illustrations capture the anguish and joy of Oscar Wildeâ€™s classic fairy stories for children. The Selfish Giant who wonâ€™t let any children play in his garden finds only the winter can exist in his garden. Snow, hail and frost are happy there but everyone else keeps away. But, when a bird breaks through and brings children with it, Spring comes again and the Giant realise the mistake he has made. All six of the stories in the collection are beautiful to read aloud.
High above the city, on a tall column, stood the statue of the Happy Prince. He was gilded all over with thin leaves of fine gold, for eyes he had two bright sapphires, and a large red ruby glowed on his sword-hilt. The Happy Prince and Other Tales is a collection of five stories: 'The Happy Prince', 'The Nightingale and the Rose', 'The Selfish Giant', 'The Devoted Friend', and 'The Remarkable Rocket'. The Happy Prince stars the statue of the Prince, who persuades a swallow to deliver his gold and jewels to the poor and needy in his city. Liberty of London and Faber & Faber both offer peerless quality and unrivalled originality. Liberty of London's patterned, print and floral fabrics are world famous. This partnership brings together the best writers with one of the foremost design teams to create books that will be coveted by artistic shoppers and book lovers the world over.
In a town where a lot of poor people suffer and where there are a lot of miseries, a swallow who was left behind after his flock flew off to Egypt for the winter, meets the statue of the late `Happy Prince', who in reality has never experienced true sorrow, for he lived in a palace where sorrow isn't allowed to enter. Viewing various scenes of people suffering in poverty from his tall monument, the Happy Prince asks the swallow to take the ruby from his hilt, the sapphires from his eyes, and the golden leaf covering his body to give to the poor. As the winter comes and the Happy Prince is stripped of all of his beauty, his lead heart breaks when the swallow dies as a result of his selfless deeds and severe cold. The statue is then brought down from the pillar and melted in a furnace leaving behind the broken heart and the dead swallow and they are thrown in a dust heap. These are taken up to heaven by an angel that has deemed them the two most precious things in the city. This is affirmed by God and they live forever in his city of gold and garden of paradise.
When the Americans Mr and Mrs Otis and their four children move into Canterville Chase, its previous occupant Lord Canterville warns them that the ghost of his ancestor still haunts the house. Their disbelief is soon shattered by the nightly sound of rattling chains in the hallways and the appearance of mysterious bloodstains in the living room. However, the ghost struggles to intimidate his new victims, as they counter his ghoulish behaviour with typically transatlantic pragmatism, offering lubricator for his chains and cleaning up the stains with detergent. As the spirit is deserted by his capacity to scare, Virginia, the Otises' daughter, gets to know him and learns the tragic tale behind his sad fate.Sparkling with his trademark wit, this classic tale is one of Oscar Wilde's finest stories and is presented here with three other comic mystery stories, 'Lord Arthur Savile's Crime', 'The Sphinx without a Secret' and 'The Model Millionaire', all of which were first published together in 1891.
The living always think that gold can make them happy. The Happy Prince and Other Stories brings together belovedchildren's stories by Oscar Wilde, including The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and the Rose, The Selfish Giant, The Devoted Friend, The Remarkable Rocket, The Young King and also, for thefirst time, The Canterville Ghost. Elegant, provocative, questioning and affirming, Wilde's beautifully-written collection of short stories is both heartwarming and heartbreaking.
This file includes: "e;The Happy Prince and Other Tales"e; and "e;A House of Pomegranates"e;.According to Wikipedia: "e;Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 - 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, plays and the circumstances of his imprisonment, followed by his early death."e;
The Happy Prince lived in the Palace of Sans Souci, where sorrow was not allowed to enter, and only pleasure was experienced. Then, a gilded statue set on top of a high column allowed him to see all the wretchedness of the poor, the sick and the lonely who inhabited his great city. What develops is a story of sacrifice and redemption that is a parable for our time. This program includes nine of Oscar Wilde's magical and haunting fairy tales. Written for his own sons, Wilde's tales will provide equal delight for children of today. Included here are: 1. "e;The Happy Prince"e; 2. "e;The Selfish Giant"e; 3. "e;The Devoted Friend"e; 4. "e;The Remarkable Rocket"e; 5. "e;The Nightingale and the Rose"e; 6. "e;The Young King"e; 7. "e;The Birthday of the Infanta"e; 8. "e;The Star-Child"e; 9. "e;The Fisherman and His Soul"e;
The Happy Prince and Other Stories is a collection of stories for children by Oscar Wilde. The Happy Prince is the story of a metal statue who befriends a migratory bird and together they bring happiness to others. Also included are The Nightingale and the Rose, The Selfish Giant, The Devoted Friend, and The Remarkable Rocket.
Sir Simon de Canterville has been haunting the residents of Canterville Chase for 300 years - and then the Otis family moves in. No matter how hard he tries, they won't be spooked, and soon the Otis family turns their attention to getting rid of him... This collection contains all seven of Oscar Wilde's stories for children: The Canterville Ghost The Selfish Giant The Nightingale and the Rose The Devoted Friend The Happy Prince The Remarkable Rocket The Young King
The wonderful Stephen Fry reads more stories by Oscar Wilde. The Model Millionaire, The Star Child and The Birthday of the InfantaImmerse yourself in a world where the wonderful Stephen Fry reads some of the more memorable short stories of our time. Stephen's voice takes you into a different kind of listening experience, enabling you to imagine narrative, settings, animals and people with vivid colour and meaning. Enjoy the work of one of the most celebrated writers of our time - Irish poet, playwright and short story writer Oscar Wilde. A brilliant combination of reader and writer come together in these six Children's short stories which are available on digital download only.
Read the Enduring Oscar Wilde"e;I can resist anything except temptation."e; Lady Windermere's Fan, Oscar Wilde Lady Windermere's Fan. A play full of misunderstandings and deceptions in the high society world of Victorian London. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes
When the Selfish Giant decides to build a wall around his garden to prevent the children from playing in it, it becomes barren and stuck in perpetual winter. It takes a wonderful event and the heart of a young boy for him to realize the error of his ways. A classic tale for children, `The Selfish Giant' is presented here with all of Oscar Wilde's other fairy stories - `The Happy Prince', `The Nightingale and the Rose', `The Devoted Friend', `The Remarkable Rocket', `The Young King', `The Birthday of the Infanta', `The Fisherman and His Soul' and `The Star-Child' - brought to life by Philip Waechter's bright and imaginative illustrations.
Dodo Collections brings you another classic from Oscar Wilde, 'The Happy Prince, and Other Tales'.The Happy Prince and Other Tales (sometimes called The Happy Prince and Other Stories) is a collection of stories for children by Oscar Wilde first published in May 1888. It contains five stories, "e;The Happy Prince"e;, "e;The Nightingale and the Rose"e;, "e;The Selfish Giant"e;, "e;The Devoted Friend"e;.Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 - 30 November 1900) was an Irish author, playwright and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. He is remembered for his epigrams, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, his plays, as well as the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death.At the height of his fame and success, while his masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest (1895), was still on stage in London, Wilde had the Marquess of Queensberry prosecuted for libel. The Marquess was the father of Wilde's lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. The charge carried a penalty of up to two years in prison. The trial unearthed evidence that caused Wilde to drop his charges and led to his own arrest and trial for gross indecency with other men. After two more trials he was convicted and imprisoned for two years' hard labour. In 1897, in prison, he wrote De Profundis, which was published in 1905, a long letter which discusses his spiritual journey through his trials, forming a dark counterpoint to his earlier philosophy of pleasure. Upon his release he left immediately for France, never to return to Ireland or Britain. There he wrote his last work, The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898), a long poem commemorating the harsh rhythms of prison life. He died destitute in Paris at the age of 46.
El principe feliz y otros cuentos, es una coleccion de cuentos escrita en 1888 por Oscar Wilde. 5 cuentos, de los cuales algunos, son conocidos mundialmente como El gigante egoista, El ruisenor y la rosa, etc.
HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. `Dear Prince, I must leave you, but I will never forget you, and next spring I will bring you back two beautiful jewels in place of those you have given away. The ruby shall be redder than a red rose, and the sapphire shall be as blue as the great sea.' In `The Happy Prince' a statue - jewelled and opulent - keeps careful watch over the city and its inhabitants. Enlisting the help of a swallow, his selfless acts bring comfort to those most in need. `The Nightingale and the Rose' is a tragic tale of personal sacrifice in the name of love, while in `The Selfish Giant' the end of an eternal winter finally brings springtime and happiness. In this collection of enchanting tales from a master storyteller, Oscar Wilde has entranced readers both young and old since publication in the late nineteenth century.
When Dorian Gray discovers the devastating power of his good looks - not just on women but on everyone who crosses his path - his wholesome existence gives way to a sordid life of excess, corruption and worse. Dorian, it seems, can get away with anything. But hidden away in his attic is a portrait whose surface tells a very different story. . .
The Selfish Giant has a beautiful garden, but he won't let any of the children play in it. Winter comes and never leaves, until the power of love brings Spring and joy into the Giant's garden and his heart...
Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "e;De Profundis"e; by Oscar Wilde is a long letter to his lover, Alfred Douglas, during Oscar Wilde's imprisonment for offensive behavior.
Two men hold the answer to Dorian's secret. One is the artist, Basil Hallward, who paints Dorian's portrait. The other is Lord Henry Wotton, who convinces the impressionable Dorian that youth and pleasure are the only things worth living for. Is Dorian Gray really as innocent as he seems? Can love and friendship save him from himself? Or will the secret of the picture of Dorian Gray be a secret he takes to his grave?
Oscar Wilde's stories for children display the lively wit and wisdom for which his famous plays are celebrated. This beautiful collection brings together six poignant tales of love, loss, riches, poverty, hope and happiness. It includes The Nightingale and the Rose, The Devoted Friend, The Remarkable Rocket, The Young King, The Happy Prince, and - of course - The Selfish Giant. Their bittersweet ambience ensures that these stories can be enjoyed by thoughtful children and adults alike. Specially retold by Nicola Baxter and with sumptuous illustrations by Jenny Thorne, this charming book is an ideal introduction to Wilde's work Oscar Wilde is best known for his plays, stories and poems, and for the amusing comments he made on a huge range of topics. Some readers may be surprised that this famous personality also wrote stories for children. His own mother, Jane Francisca Speranza Wilde, was a well known writer, too. Perhaps she told stories to her children when they were small, inspiring her son to entertain his children in turn. Wilde's stories for children are full of comedy, but they do not ignore the harsher side of life, and they have a moral message to impart.
A charming collection of children's stories by Oscar WildeThe Happy Prince This is the tale of an unhappy prince and how he teaches generosity and love to a small sparrow who becomes his friend. The Nightingale and the RoseA nightingale overhears a student complaining that his professor's daughter will not dance with him, as he is unable to give her a red rose. The nightingale visits all the rose-trees in the garden, and one of the roses tells her there is a way to produce a red rose, but only if the nightingale is prepared to make a sacrifice.The Selfish GiantThere once was a giant who had the most beautiful garden, but he refused to share it with the children in his village. When springtime refuses to visit the garden, the giant becomes sad and angry-until he meets a little boy who teaches him how to love others. The Devoted FriendA young lad is befriended by a prosperous farmer, who takes advantage of the boy's generosity and only gives him broken promises in return. But the young lad continues to be generous, even though his last act of kindness costs him dearly. Only then does the farmer changes his tune. The Remarkable RocketThe king's son was to be married, and there was to be a superb fireworks display for the event. All the rockets and different kinds of fireworks were excited about their big moment. But the Rocket was very arrogant and self-important, causing problems for all of the fireworks.
Oscar Wilde's comedy of the Canterville Ghost and his attempts to haunt his new residents.
In The Canterville Ghost, an American family move to an old house in England, Canterville Chase. The resident ghost of Canterville Chase, Sir Simon de Canterville, doesn't want to share his home and haunts the house to scare the family away. Unfortunately for the ghost, the Otis family are not easily frightened. Exciting and powerful classic stories to enrich and extend your children's reading experiences. TreeTops Classics are carefully adapted versions of must-read stories which introduce your readers to significant authors, powerful plots and characters that have stood the test of time. These abridged versions of classics have been sensitively adapted by top children's authors to ensure that language and content is appropriate, but remain faithful to the original. These enchanting stories will appeal to all your junior readers and introduce them to a rich literary heritage. Each book includes author biographies and notes to help with historical and social context and any challenging vocabulary, ensuring the books are easily accessible. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.
A beautifully illustrated collection of Oscar Wilde's favourite children's tales known and loved throughout the world. It includes: The Happy Prince The Selfish Giant The Nightingale and the Rose This gorgeous production brings Wilde's magical stories to a whole new generation.
A perennial classic that is sure to inspire a new generation of parents and children. After seven years, the Giant has nothing left to say to his friend the Cornish ogre, and so he returns home to his castle-only to find that in his absence, the children have been playing in his beautiful garden. At once the selfish Giant builds a high wall to keep the children out of the garden. Winter turns into spring all over the country-but not in the selfish Giant's garden. The trees refuse to bloom and the birds refuse to sing; they miss the children. The selfish Giant lies shivering in his large bed while Hail, Snow, North Wind, and Frost dance across the garden. But one morning the Giant hears a beautiful noise-what could it be?Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization.
Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) is deservedly famous for the brilliant plays and other works he wrote for adults. But he also was a wonderful writer for children, the author of two charming volumes of fairy tales. In this captivating collection you will find every one of the nine sensitive, unforgettable stories he wrote for young readers. Included here are "e;The Happy Prince,"e; a tale of a young nobleman who in his lifetime sought only pleasure, but in death, as a gold-encrusted statue, provides aid to the needy; "e;The Selfish Giant,"e; in which children are prohibited from playing in the garden of an unfeeling colossus; and "e;The Star-Child,"e; the tale of a beautiful boy whose ugly spirit causes his physical appearance to become equally grotesque. Also here are such favorites as "e;The Nightingale and the Rose,"e; "e;The Birthday of Infants,"e; "e;The Remarkable Rocket,"e; "e;The Devoted Friend,"e; "e;The Young King,"e; and "e;The Fisherman and His Soul."e; Reprinted complete and unabridged, these enchanting tales will appeal to devotees of Wilde and fairy tale fans of all ages.
The Collector's Colour Library takes the favourite illustrated titles of The Collector's Library and presents them in full colour. Original colour illustrations are faithfully reproduced, and where illustrations and decorations were originally black and white they have been sensitively coloured by Barbara Frith, one of Britain's most accomplished colourists. The challenge and pleasure of Wilde's short stories is the simultaneous appeal to both child and adult with their themes of love, truth and sacrifice which are as relevant today as they were when they were written. From the comically unsuccessful and unhappy spook in The Canterville Ghost to the incompetent would-be murderer in Lord Arthur Saville's Crime we are treated to the extravagance and dexterity of Wilde's wit. Charles Robinson's colour plates are supplemented by Barbara Frith's colouring of drawings by Walter Crane, Jacomb Hood and others.
Immerse yourself in a world where the wonderful Stephen Fry reads some of the more memorable Children's short stories written by one of our most successful playwrights of all time. A brilliant combination of reader and writer come together in these seven short stories available on digital download only. Immerse yourself in a world where the wonderful Stephen Fry reads some of the more memorable short stories of our time. Stephen's voice takes you into a different kind of listening experience, enabling you to imagine narrative, settings, animals and people with vivid colour and meaning. Enjoy the work of one of the most celebrated writers of our time - Irish poet, playwright and short story writer Oscar Wilde. A brilliant combination of reader and writer come together in these six Children's short stories which are available from the 1st Decemeber 2008 on digital download only
Oscar Wilde's stories are much-loved classics and make a fantastic story collection. They are timeless. moving and very readable. Complemented by atmospheric and evocative artwork from a leading illustrator. Titles included are: The Selfish Giant The Nightingale and the Rose The Devoted Friend The Happy Prince The Remarkable Rocket The Young King
The classic Oscar Wilde story of the selfish giant who won't let anyone into his garden - until his heart is softened by one very special little boy, illustrated with great drama. The Bloomsbury Children's Classics Series: The Brave Sister, retold by Fiona Waters, illustrated by Danuta Mayer The Selfish Giant, retold by Fiona Waters, illustrated by Fabian Negrin The Emperor and the Nightingale, retold by Fiona Waters, illustrated by Paul Birkbeck Bisky Bats and Pussy Cats, animal nonsense poems by Edward Lear, illustrated by Matilda Harrison. The Nonsense Verse of Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Lorna Hussey
A collection of anthologies, resource and reference books, including titles from Oscar Wilde, Mary Shelley, Alex Madina, Jo Phillips and Adrian Barlow.
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.
A haunting, magical fairy-tale collection, in which Oscar Wilde beautifully evokes (among others) The Happy Prince who was not so happy after all, The Selfish Giant who learned to love little children and The Star Child who did not love his parents as much as he should. Each of the stories shines with poetry and magic and will be enjoyed by children of every age. A perfect collection for children young and old, introduced by Markus Zusak, bestselling author of The Book Thief.
Nine haunting fairy tales: The Happy Prince, The Selfish Giant, The Devoted Friend, The Remarkable Rocket, The Nightingale and the Rose, The Young King, The Birthday of the Infanta, The Star Child, The Fisherman and his Soul - Oscar Wilde made up these very special fairy tales for his own children. They loved to hear about the happy prince who was not really as happy as he seemed, and the selfish giant who learned to love the little children he had once hated.
In these delightful tales, Oscar Wilde employs all his grace, artistry and wit. The Happy Prince tells of the statue of a once pleasure-loving Prince which, with the help of a selfless Swallow helps people in distress. As well as The Nightingale and the Rose, The Devoted Friend and The Remarkable Rocket, this collection contains The Selfish Giant, a remarkable story of the redemptive power of love.
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