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Description - The Fairy Tales Of Oscar Wilde by P. Craig Russell

Beautiful lyrical prose of Wilde gorgeously rendered by one of comic art's masters Arguably the most famous and beloved of Oscar Wilde's nine fairy tales, this particular rendition stands apart from the others due to its brilliant illustrations by a master of comic art. After dying young, the Happy Prince's soul inhabits a beautiful ruby-encrusted statue covered in gold leaf which is perched high above the city. But when he sees the poverty, misery and desperateness of his people, he enlists the help of a barn swallow to remove the gilding of his statue and shower the riches on his people. In the spring, the townspeople are saved, but find only a stripped down and dull statue alongside a dead swallow. The remains are tossed into an ash heap, but an emissary of God recognizes their sacrifice, and escorts them into the gardens of Heaven. Perfect for middle school students as an introduction to the world-famous author, the dazzling illustrations in this book suit the timeless writings of Wilde.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781561639816
ISBN-10: 1561639818
Format: Paperback / softback
(279mm x 216mm x mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: NBM Publishing Company
Publisher: NBM Publishing Company
Publish Date: 29-Feb-2016
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - P. Craig Russell

Oscar Wilde was a playwright, essayist, and novelist. He was the author of The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray. P. Craig Russell is the author of several comics, and has adapted other fairy tales written by Oscar Wilde, as well as operas composed by Wagner and Mozart. He has also collaborated frequently with Neil Gaiman on the Sandman series. He has won multiple Eisner, Harvey, and Parents' Choice Awards. He lives in Kent, Ohio.

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