These special fairy tales, which Oscar Wilde made up for his own sons, include 'The Happy Prince', who was not as happy as he seemed; 'The Selfish Giant', who learned to love little children; 'The Star Child', who suffered bitter trials when he rejected his parents. . . . Often whimsical and sometimes sad, they all shine with poetry and magic.
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A picture book version of Oscar Wilde's fairytale of the relationship between a beautiful statue and a little swallow. Illustrated in full colour with gold and narrated through the words of Oscar Wilde.About the Author:
Born in Ireland, Wilde (1854-1900) was educated in Dublin and Oxford and went on to become the leading exponent of aestheticism. His work includes plays, a novel, poetry and criticism. Imprisoned for homosexual acts, he died after his release in exile in Paris.Ian Small is a reader in English Literature at the University of Birmingham.
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Book Description Penguin Classics, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140623663