The Happy Prince and Other Tales
This beautifully illustrated anthology brings together three of the most outstanding and well-known tales of Oscar Wilde: The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and the Rose and The Selfish Giant.
In these tales, you can find some of the topics Wilde was more interested in, such as selfishness, inequality and suffering, and how to correct them with love, compassion and generosity. The tree moving tales illustrated by Albert Asensio, are perhaps sad and disturbing but full of magic and poetry.
Maybe some of Wilde’s works may seem unsuited for the present days, however located in the context where he lived, they proved of the geniality of an author that, although been very admired and famous in some sectors, did not fit in society. Many of his tales, with a moralist tone, are the answer to the established parameters of a still very conservative society.