HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of
best-loved, essential classics. ‘Dear Prince, I must leave you, but
I will never forget you, and next spring I will bring you back two
beautiful jewels in place of those you have given away. The ruby
shall be redder than a red rose, and the sapphire shall be as blue
as the great sea.’ In ‘The Happy Prince’ a statue – jewelled and
opulent – keeps careful watch over the city and its inhabitants.
Enlisting the help of a swallow, his selfless acts bring comfort to
those most in need. ‘The Nightingale and the Rose’ is a tragic tale
of personal sacrifice in the name of love, while in ‘The Selfish
Giant’ the end of an eternal winter finally brings springtime and
happiness. In this collection of enchanting tales from a master
storyteller, Oscar Wilde has entranced readers both young and old
since publication in the late nineteenth century.