Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

[5], The Happy Prince

Book - 2012
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Arguably the most famous and beloved of Oscar Wilde's nine fairy tales, this particular rendition stands apart from the others due to its brilliant illustrations by a a master of comic art. After dying young, the Happy Prince's soul inhabits a beautiful ruby-encrusted statue covered in gold leaf which is perched high above the city. But when he sees the poverty, misery and desperateness of his people, he enlists the help of a barn swallow to remove the gilding of his statue and shower the riches on his people. In the spring, the townspeople are saved, but find only a stripped down and dull statue alongside a dead swallow. The remains are tossed into an ash heap, but an emissary of God recognizes their sacrifice, and escorts them into the gardens of Heaven. Perfect for middle school students as an introduction to the world-famous author, the dazzling illustrations in this book suit the timeless writings of Wilde.
Publisher: New York : NBM, 2012.
ISBN: 9781561636266
Branch Call Number: J Fairy
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Russell, P. Craig
Alternative Title: Happy prince

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Mafalda
Apr 13, 2014

This is a beautiful story by Oscar Wilde however I didn't particularly like this book because of the drawings.

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