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Oscar Wilde - Stories for Children

Oscar Wilde - Stories for Children

Written by Oscar Wilde, Illustrated by Charles Robinson

A beautifully illustrated collection of Oscar Wilde's favourite children's tales known and loved throughout the world. It includes:

  • The Happy Prince
  • The Selfish Giant
  • The Nightingale and the Rose

This gorgeous production brings Wilde's magical stories to a whole new generation.

Hardback: €16.99
Hardback: 80 pages
Size:252x193 mm
ISBN: 9781847175892

E-Book (ePub): €5.99
Also available as an E-Book (ePub)
ISBN: 9781847177469

Category: Children's fiction

A beautifully illustrated collection of Oscar Wilde's favourite children's tales known and loved throughout the world. It includes:

  • The Happy Prince
  • The Selfish Giant
  • The Nightingale and the Rose

This gorgeous production brings Wilde's magical stories to a whole new generation.

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet and author of numerous short stories and one novel. Known for his biting wit, and a plentitude of aphorisms, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being Earnest.

a book to treasure … beautifully presented … impressive

School Librarian

this beautiful edition is a gift to a new generation, well remembered and treasured by past generations and hopefully preserved with joy, pain and breadth of vision intact for the edification of future hearts and minds

Midwest Book Review

three of Oscar Wilde’s fairy tales for children are republished with gorgeous original art by Robinson. It would be a loss for contemporary children not to have these stories

Kirkus Reviews

the pairings of story and art glow with the truth that love knows no boundaries. The 1888 art is beautifully reproduced in full pages, while the linear, originally black-and-white images have been washed with color. The latter is always a chancy business, as the book’s designer, Emma Byrne, acknowledges: “[T]his is a tightrope act, as it is important not to destroy the integrity of the fine linework.” It does not seem meretricious in this case; the result is lovely. This is full-blown art nouveau: The watercolors are voluptuous in their sinuous line and delicacy of hue, and even the text pages have shadow patterns beneath their lovely type

Kirkus Reviews

with great respect for the past, this edition succeeds in bringing the illustrations into the present

Kirkus Reviews

these beautiful illustrations could certainly be used in visual arts in the looking and responding strand unit in senior classes

InTouch magazine

the themes in The Selfish Giant would be suitable for use in middle classes

InTouch magazine

both The Happy Prince and The Selfish Giant provide a considerable body of work in English, drama and SPHE for senior classes

InTouch magazine

The Nightingale and the Rose could possibly be used with an above average sixth class

InTouch magazine

stunning new edition and

the classic illustrations by Charles Robinson perfectly accent the telling of these classic tales, casting a dreamlike spell that remains with the reader long after the book is closed and

perfect for children of all ages, this book should be part of everyone’s collection! A timeless treasure that is a perfect introduction (or re-introduction) to the wit and warmth of Oscar Wilde and

beautiful … the images and illustrations … will captivate any reader

perfect for a classroom lesson!

timely and welcome … a book to keep

Irish Examiner

brilliant ... gorgeous production’

Bord Gais Energy Book Club

years later the magic still lives on!

Bord Gais Energy Book Club

a really attractive book … lovely present … very attractively produced

Robert Dunbar, The Marian Finucane Show, RTE Radio 1

beautifully designed by Emma Byrne

Newstalk Breakfast

no child’s bookshelf should be without an Oscar Wilde collection – ideally, this beautiful new edition

Irish Mail on Sunday

a delightful publication

The Primary Planet


perfect Christmas present for young readers and a wonderful addition to any collection

features some of the most beautiful illustrations I have ever seen in a children’s book

I cannot recommend this book enough

Get it now; read it on your own, read it to your kids, read it to an old person in a home, just read it. It truly is wonderful

one of those wonderful children’s hardback books that is a ‘keeper’

the colour illustrations are stunning

would make a lovely Christmas present or even a present for a new baby as a classic book they will always have

a nice way to introduce them to a classic author but in an easy way

very nice, definitely one to keep on the bookshelves for years

beautiful reproduction

Kim Harte

perfect Xmas gift for young and old

Kim Harte

dreamlike and beautiful


particularly welcome

Irish Times

beautifully illustrated

Connemara Journal

a book that can be enjoyed by all ages

Connemara Journal

particularly welcome

Irish Times

timeless treasure

Sunday Independent

beautifully designed by Emma Byrne

Irish Independent

a fantastic gift to be treasured by a new generation of children

Dubray Books

Three classic fairytales by Oscar Wilde that sparkle with wit and enchantment.  They have been beautifully reproduced with unabridged text and using the original illustrations from one of the 20th century's foremost and illustrious illustrators, Charles Robinson.  His vibrant and evocative watercolour and line drawings together with Wilde's seamless prose make this a timeless treasure for the whole family to enjoy


beautiful … a gift edition to treasure

Also by Oscar Wilde:

The Picture of Dorian Gray

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