The Happy Prince - Oscar Wilde (Paperback)

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Product Details

Barcode
9781561639816
Department
Books
Released
29 Feb 2016
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Oscar Wilde (Collaborator)
Oscar Wilde
P. Craig Russell (Illustrator)
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
Series
Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde
Language
English
Number of Pages
32
Dimensions
279 x 216mm (159g)

Summary

Beautiful lyrical prose of Wilde gorgeously rendered by one of comic art&;s masters
 
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 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.

Juvenile Fiction

General Subject
Juvenile Grades 4-6 Ages 9-11
BISAC Subject 1
Juvenile Fiction / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
BISAC Subject 2
Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
BISAC Subject 3
Juvenile Fiction / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
BIC Classification 1
Graphic novels: literary & memoirs
Dewey Classification
FIC

Author Bio

Oscar Wilde was a playwright, essayist, and novelist. He was the author of The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray. P. Craig Russell is the author of several comics, and has adapted other fairy tales written by Oscar Wilde, as well as operas composed by Wagner and Mozart. He has also collaborated frequently with Neil Gaiman on the Sandman series. He has won multiple Eisner, Harvey, and Parents' Choice Awards. He lives in Kent, Ohio.