The Happy Prince and Other Tales

Sevenov September 2, 2022

The Happy Prince and Other Tales by Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde | Published: 1888

The Happy Prince and Other Tales

Oscar Wilde's classic children's literature The Happy Prince, and Other Tales is a timeless collection of short stories that remain just as relevant today as when they were written in 1888. The collection includes five tales: "The Happy Prince," "The Nightingale and the Rose," "The Selfish Giant," "The Devoted Friend," and "The Remarkable Rocket."

All of these stories explore themes of love, friendship, sacrifice, social injustice, and other moral lessons. Written with gorgeous prose and heartwarming characters, Wilde conveys his message in an entertaining manner that children can easily relate to. Each tale provides valuable lessons on kindness, compassion, courage and the power of love. Perfect for children ages 6-10 years old, this classic book shows why it has endured throughout time. Find out more about The Happy Prince, and Other Tales at

About Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde was one of the most celebrated poets and playwrights of his time. Born in Dublin, Ireland in 1854, he quickly gained a reputation for being both witty and wise beyond his years. He wrote plays such as The Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Windermere's Fan, and An Ideal Husband which were widely praised by critics. Wilde also wrote various poems throughout his lifetime that explored themes like love, politics, religion, and social issues.

His works are often remembered for their sharp wit and comic irony which have made them timeless classics. In addition to writing plays and poetry, Wilde was an outspoken social critic who tackled topics like classism, sexism, homophobia, censorship, colonialism and imperialism among others through his writings. He often used humor to make his points clear while still pushing boundaries with regards to what was considered socially acceptable at the time. Find out more about Oscar Wilde at

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