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Oscar Wilde - Author

About the Author

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.

 

Featured books by Oscar Wilde

The Selfish Giant and Other Stories

The Selfish Giant and Other Stories

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Author: Oscar Wilde Illustrator: Philip Waechter Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/09/2015

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.

Other books by Oscar Wilde

The Happy Prince A hand-lettered edition

The Happy Prince A hand-lettered edition

Author: Oscar Wilde, Michael Seeney Illustrator: Sally Castle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

Sally Castle's beautifully hand-lettered and illustrated edition of Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince sets the story among Reading's parks, squares, rooflines and churches - the town that's shaped her and her artwork and where Oscar spent an unhappy period in gaol. This enchanting combination of fairy story with concrete urban reality, a tale of sacrificial love written with a flourish and swirl, turns a simple book into a gem as precious as the large red ruby that glowed on the Prince's sword-hilt. With an introduction by Michael Seeney, author and collector of Wilde's work.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/10/2021

Selfish Giant

Selfish Giant

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/08/2021

The Selfish Giant won't let the children play in his beautiful garden. But when he tries to wall it off from the world, Winter comes to stay, with nothing but snow and wind and hail, and Spring will not return. It isn't until the Giant realizes his selfishness has been keeping life from his garden that he comes to believe kindness wins out over selfishness. This enchanting story from Oscar Wilde, evocatively illustrated by renowned artist Lisbeth Zwerger, is a poignant tale of generosity you'll want to share with others.

The Canterville Ghost

The Canterville Ghost

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/08/2021

The house at Canterville Chase has been haunted for centuries--but that isn't about to stop the determined American family who has come to live there. In fact, even when evidence of the haunting proves indisputable, they remain undaunted, and take to teasing and pranking the poor old ghost, until he's at his wits' end. This satirically funny case of ghostly culture shock won't get resolved until young Virginia learns that love can be stronger than fear.Here is whimsical ghost story turned on its head, from the renowned Victorian writer Oscar Wilde, sure to delight anyone not otherwise trapped in an ethereal plane.

Selfish Giant

Selfish Giant

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/08/2021

A little jewel of a book in a new illustrated edition of Oscar Wilde's beloved tale The children loved to play in the Giant's garden, but when he returned after years away, he said, What are you doing here? and the children fled. This is the classic story of a giant whose gloomy outlook and self-centered ways are changed by a remarkable tiny child.

Importance of Being Earnest

Importance of Being Earnest

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2021

De Profundis

De Profundis

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/06/2021

The Picture of Dorian Gray A-Level Set Text Student Edition

The Picture of Dorian Gray A-Level Set Text Student Edition

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/06/2021

Exam board: Edexcel Level & Subject: AS and A Level English Literature First teaching: September 2015 First examination: June 2017

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