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The Happy Prince and Other Tales (Everyman's Library Children's Classics) [Hardcover]

Oscar Wilde , Wright , Charles Robinson
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Oct 1995 Everyman's Library Children's Classics
A pleasure seeking prince, a selfish giant, and more: Wilde's fairy tales, first published in 1888, for childlike people from eighteen to eighty."


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  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Everyman's Library (Oct 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679444734
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679444732
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 16.2 x 1.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,960,704 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'The Puffin Classics series is a perfect marriage of the old and the new. Enjoy some of the best books from the past and find out why and how they inspired some of the best writers of the present. - Julia Ecclesshare, Lovereading4kids' - Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born in Dublin in 1854. He went to Trinity College, Dublin and then to Magdalen College, Oxford, where he began to propagandize the new Aesthetic (or 'Art for Art's Sake') Movement. Despite winning a first and the Newdigate Prize for Poetry, Wilde failed to obtain an Oxford scholarship, and was forced to earn a living by lecturing and writing for periodicals. After his marriage to Constance Lloyd in 1884, he tried to establish himself as a writer, but with little initial success. However, his three volumes of short fiction, The Happy Prince (1888), Lord Arthur Savile's Crime (1891) and A House of Pomegranates (1891), together with his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), gradually won him a reputation as a modern writer with an original talent, a reputation confirmed and enhanced by the phenomenal success of his Society Comedies - Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, all performed on the West End stage between 1892 and 1895. Success, however, was short-lived. In 1891 Wilde had met and fallen extravagantly in love with Lord Alfred Douglas. In 1895, when his success as a dramatist was at its height, Wilde brought an unsuccessful libel action against Douglas's father, the Marquess of Queensberry. Wilde lost the case and two trials later was sentenced to two years' imprisonment for acts of gross indecency. As a result of this experience he wrote The Ballad of Reading Gaol. He was released from prison in 1897 and went into an immediate self-imposed exile on the Continent. He died in Paris in ignominy in 1900. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best childrens story ever 18 Feb 2011
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Oscar Wilde tells the most beautiful heart warming childrens story ever told. this is a magical and compassionate story that will touch the heart of not only children, but parents as well. warning; last page will draw tears, guaranteed
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting morality tales by Oscar Wilde 6 Jan 2012
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These nine short stories by Oscar Wilde are most wonderful. I have read them several times, at long intervals, and they never pale or lose their magic. I feel that the trgic life of the author is, in a way, reflected in these morality tales in that he obviously put a great deal of himself into his fiction. "The Birthday of the Infanta" is quite heartbreaking. Oscar originally told these tales to his own two young sons, Vyvyan and Cyril, but in my opinion they are not suitable for very young children as much of the point of the stories is rather advanced.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The happy prince was a moving tale. 7 Aug 2001
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The happy prince was my favourite book when I was little and still is now. It is about a statue of a prince that died and he is always happy, one day a sparrow fell in love so didn't set off to Egypt with his fellow friends, when he set off later than the rest, he got tired and stayed under the statue for shelter. he notices the prince is crying and the prince tells him because he sees the poor and poorly people, so the sparrow helps the prince to try and make these people happy. I enjoyed the book and find it a moving tale.I recommended this book to all ages.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Happy Prince 22 Sep 2010
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As soon as I saw this edition on a friend's bookshelf I wanted a copy for myself. Loved the cover colour and the repros of the picures inside. Liked the slightly offset type as well. Fantastic edition which for some strange reason was not available at Blackwells in Oxford. Woman there looked at me as if I was mad when I asked about it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Happy Prince and other stories 11 Dec 2011
By Lady P
Format:Paperback
This is an enchanting anthology of stories that appeal to young and old alike .I bought this as a gift for a 53 year old friend !Very moving, sometimes dark - always thought provoking.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Book 12 Dec 2001
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Oscar Wilde shows his skill in writing these simple, yet funny, moving and clever stories. Guaranteed to soften even the hardest heart.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the happy prince is recommended 28 Dec 2013
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excellent stories, you will never be disappointed and a good addition to any collection, very moving and funny in parts
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4.0 out of 5 stars Oscar Wilde 16 Jan 2013
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Love these stories by a great story teller, bought copies for my daughters to read because I enjoyed them so much. This is a cheap but well produced edition.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Be careful
Gave it to my 10 year old to listen to at night

It gave her nightmares, have now asked around,

its a very sweet story, but also very sad
Published 20 months ago by Thea
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
Bought this for the grumpy giant story which is beautiful, the bonus is the other stories and this version is great
Published 21 months ago by Jeff Jenions
4.0 out of 5 stars The Happy Prince &c
These are a few children's stories by Oscar Wilde. The Happy Prince is a beautiful tale about compassion in action. Read more
Published on 24 Jun 2012 by Mart
3.0 out of 5 stars a classic
School doing this for the play so bought to read to my 2 boys (8 and 11). Of its time, the Happy Prince is a morality tale of sorts about being unselfish to the point of martydom... Read more
Published on 2 Dec 2009 by sapitt
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful stories
This is a lovely book both for young and old. Thought provoking and a really enjoyable read.
Published on 25 Aug 2009 by Mrs. S. C. Head
4.0 out of 5 stars Oscar Wilde write sad stories :-(
I did not really enjoy this book too much and as a classic book, it is a total let down. If you asked me for a favourite story among all of them, it would be `The Nightingale and... Read more
Published on 2 April 2008 by Mehajabeen Farid
3.0 out of 5 stars Hit and miss audio stories
These two CDs provide a number of stories, two of which are very well known - the selfish giant, the happy prince. Read more
Published on 26 Feb 2004 by William Roberts
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