Classic Tales of Oscar Wilde (Egmont Heritage)

Classic Tales of Oscar Wilde (Egmont Heritage)

Author: Oscar Wilde

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 96 pages

Language: English

ISBN: 9781405264235

Published: 2012

This is a beautifully bound gift edition of these haunting and beautiful stories. And the Giant's heart melted as he looked out. 'How selfish I have been!' he said; '...I will knock down the wall, and my garden shall be the children's playground for ever and ever.' The five stories in his collection for children show Wilde at his best; moving, witty and wise. In "The Happy Prince", a grand but lonely statue recruits a swallow to help him give to people in need; In "The Nightingale and the Rose", a small bird makes a great sacrifice for love; "The Selfish Giant" is a beautiful story of the triumph of kindness; "The Devoted Friend" is a morality tale told to a pompous water rat; and "The Remarkable Rocket" charts the rise and fall of a particularly arrogant firework at a royal wedding.