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    DescriptionEach volume in the "Collector's Library" series has a specially commissioned Afterword, brief biography of the author and a further reading list. The afterword for this edition is by David Stuart Davies. The challenge and pleasure of these stories is the simultaneous appeal to both child and adult with their themes of love, truth and sacrifice, which are as relevant today as when they were written. In this collection are to be found some of the brightest gems from the treasure trove of Oscar Wilde's incomparable writing.


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    Title
    The Happy Prince and Other Stories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Oscar Wilde, Afterword by David Stuart Davies
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 100 mm
    Height: 152 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781905716623
    ISBN 10: 1905716621
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC E4L: SST, CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FYB, FC
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    LC classification: PZ
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T General Subject: 217
    B&T Book Type: JF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: CJ
    DC22: 823.8
    BISAC V2.8: JUV007000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000, JUV012030
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FYB
    Publisher
    CRW Publishing Limited
    Imprint name
    Collector's Library
    Publication date
    01 September 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Cirencester
    Author Information
    Oscar Fingal O'Flaherty Wills Wilde was born in Dublin in 1854. He studied at Trinity College Dublin and then at Magdalen College Oxford where he started the cult of Aestheticism, which involves making an art of life. Following his marriage to Constance Lloyd in 1884, he published several books of stories ostensibly for children and one novel, "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (1891). Wilde's first success as a playwright was with "Lady Windemere's Fan" in 1892. He followed this up with "A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband," and "The Importance of Being Earnest," all performed on the London stage between 1892 and 1895. However, Wilde's homosexual relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas was exposed by the young man's father, the Marquis of Queensbury. Wilde brought a libel suit against Queensbury but lost and was sentenced to two years imprisonment. He was released in 1897 and fled to France where he died a broken man in 1900.
    Table of contents
    The Happy Prince; The Nightingale and the Rose; The Selfish Giant; The Devoted Friend; The Remarkable Rocket; Lord Arthur Savile's Crime; The Model Millionaire; The Sphinx without a Secret; The Canterville Ghost; The Young King; The Birthday of the Infanta; The Fisherman and his Soul; The Star-Child.