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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'.

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A beautiful, golden, jewel-studded statue and a little swallow give all they have to help the poor.

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ISBN:
9780679444732
Author:
Robinson, Charles
Author:
Wright
Author:
Robinson, Charles
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Anthologies
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
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Subject:
fiction;short stories;fairy tales;fantasy;children s;literature;19th century;classic;children;children s literature;classics;fairy tale;oscar wilde;children s fiction;juvenile;tales;prince;anthology;short story;irish;british literature;english;children s
Copyright:
Series:
Everyman's Library Children's Classics
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19951031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
ILLUSTRATED BY CHARLES ROBINSO
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.30x6.36x.43 in. .56 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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