The Complete Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde

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Norilana Books

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Publisher

Norilana Books

Publication Year 2007
ISBN-13

9781934169568

ISBN-10 1934169560
Binding

Hardcover

Number of Pages 144 Pages
Language (English)
Weight (grms) 370
The complete fairy tales of Oscar Wilde includes the two definitive story collections the happy prince and other tales (1888) and a house of pomegranates (1891). This volume collects exquisite and poignant tales of true beauty, selfless love, generosity, loyalty, brilliant wit, and moral aestheticism, such as "the birthday of the infanta," "The selfish giant," The Nightingale and the rose," and "the happy prince," among others.
A true classic of wonder for all ages.

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde was born at 21 Westland Row, Dublin (now home of the Oscar Wilde Centre, Trinity College), the second of three children born to Sir William Wilde and Jane Wilde, two years behind William (\"Willie\"). Wilde\'s mother was of Italian descent,[1] and under the pseudonym \"Speranza\" (the Italian word for \'hope\'), wrote poetry for the revolutionary Young Irelanders in 1848 and was a lifelong Irish nationalist.[2] She read the Young Irelanders\' poetry to Oscar and Willie, inculcating a love of these poets in her sons.[3] Lady Wilde\'s interest in the neo-classical revival showed in the paintings and busts of ancient Greece and Rome in her home.[3] William Wilde was Ireland\'s leading oto-ophthalmologic (ear and eye) surgeon and was knighted in 1864 for his services as medical adviser and assistant commissioner to the censuses of Ireland.[4] He also wrote books about Irish archaeology and peasant folklore. A renowned philanthropist, his dispensary for the care of the city\'s poor at the rear of Trinity College, Dublin, was the forerunner of the Dublin Eye and Ear Hospital, now located at Adelaide Road.[4] On his father\'s side Wilde was descended from a Dutchman, Colonel de Wilde, who went to Ireland with King William of Orange\'s invading army in 1690. On his mother\'s side Wilde\'s ancestors included a bricklayer from County Durham who emigrated to Ireland sometime in the 1770s.[5][6]
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