ISBN 9780008110642,The Happy Prince and Other Stories

The Happy Prince and Other Stories


Oscar Wilde


Harper Collins



Harper Collins

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9780008110642

ISBN-10 0008110646


Number of Pages 256 Pages

Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

"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 – bejewelled 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 these dazzling and thought-provoking tales – which also include ‘The Devoted Friend’ and ‘The Remarkable Rocket’ – Oscar Wilde invites us to contemplate life’s joy and�sadness."