The Happy Prince and Other Tales

Front Cover
Hachette India, Feb 10, 2013 - Fiction - 89 pages
9 Reviews
Oscar Wilde is at his imaginative best in this wonderful collection of fairy tales. The five stories include ‘The Happy Prince’, ‘The Selfish Giant’, ‘The Nightingale and the Rose’, and ‘The Devoted Friend’ and ‘The Remarkable Rocket’. The stories have become popular classics and adapted in all kinds of audio-visual media. The stories about unhappy princes, mean giants, a sacrificing nightingale, a devoted friend and a self important fire cracker, have become material for bedtime tales. And at each story’s heart lies a simple lesson in an important human value.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Cecrow - LibraryThing

Oscar Wilde was wide-ranging in the literary forms he engaged and I've enjoyed many of his other works, but his fairy tales don't strike me as being one of his strengths. He was no Hans Anderson, not ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

One of the first 'movies' I watched (something like four decades ago) which immediately compelled me to seek out the book. After reading this story, I've gradually tried to get around to reading ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (2013)

Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854–1900) was an Irish poet, playwright, essayist and novelist. He was one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his witty quotes, humorous plays and novels. Wilde was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and Magdalen College, Oxford where he was involved in the aestheticism movement. His novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891) and the comic plays, Lady Windermere’s Fan (1892), A Woman of No Importance (1893), An Ideal Husband (1895) and The Importance of Being Earnest (1895), were his most famous works. In 1895, Wilde was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment and thereafter he faded from the public eye. He died in Paris in 1900.

Bibliographic information