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This collection of Oscar Wilde's writing includes fairy tales, short stories, and poetry. Influenced by the Irish fairy tales he heard as a child, Wilde allowed his imagination to run free across a variety of genres-from mystery to fantasy and the supernatural-while ensuring that his serious social and artistic concerns featured as an undercurrent throughout.
From The Happy Prince, a tender story about friendship, compassion, and the transforming power of selfless love, to The Remarkable Rocket, a cautionary tale about a deluded, self-important firework, Wilde's aesthetic preoccupations are evident in every line.
Witty, wise, generous spirited, and sometimes melancholy, these writings are a testament to Wilde's standing as a literary genius of the Victorian age.