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    DescriptionA pleasure seeking prince, a selfish giant, and more: Wilde's fairy tales, first published in 1888, for childlike people from eighteen to eighty."

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    The Happy Prince and Other Tales
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Oscar Wilde
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 94
    Width: 161 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    ISBN 13: 9780679444732
    ISBN 10: 0679444734

    BIC E4L: FXX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC subject category V2: YDC, YFJ, YFA
    BIC E4L: CLA
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12500
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-CI
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Book Type: JF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 216
    Ingram Subject Code: CI
    BISAC V2.8: JUV012000, JUV007000, JUV012030
    LC classification: PZ8.W647OS, PZ8.W647 OS 1995B
    Thema V1.0: YFA, YDC, YFJ
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Everyman's Library USA
    Publication date
    01 November 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was born in Dublin, the second son of charismatic parents, his father a surgeon, his mother a poet. Ungainly and awkward as a child, he won an open scholarship to Trinity College, Dublin, and went from there to Magdalen College, Oxford, where he took a First in Greats, won the Newdigate Prize for Poetry and announced that 'Somehow or other I'll be famous, and if not famous, notorious'. In London he set about establishing himself as a poet and wit, and when Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera "Patience" toured the USA in 1882 he was invited to give a speech before every performance so that American audiences could recognize the 'perfectly precious young aesthete' satirized in the character of Bunthorne. This brought him both celebrity and money, and in 1884 he married Constance Lloyd, by whom he had two sons.He began writing fairy tales while working as editor of "The Lady's World," and "The Happy Prince" was published in 1888. His first play, Vera, had been a failure, but in 1892 "Lady Windermere's Fan" was staged with great success. This was swiftly followed by three other enomously successful comedies, the most famous being "The Importance of Being Earnest "(1895). Wilde died in France, aged only 46. His plays remain as popular today as ever before.Although he read his fairy stories to his two young sons, he claimed they were ' . . . not for children, but for childlike people from eighteen to eighty'.