Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: The Complete Paperback Set 1–5
Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: The Complete Paperback Set 1–5

Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: The Complete Paperback Set 1–5

9-12

Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

JUVENILE FICTION

192 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $39.99 (US $39.99) (CA $47.99)

Publication Date: January 2017

ISBN 9781681120614

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Overview

The beautiful lyrical prose of Wilde is gorgeously rendered by one of comic art's masters

A complete collection of the prize-winning and greatly acclaimed adaptations of Oscar Wilde’s works, this specially priced set brings each story to life with brilliant illustrations by a master of comic art. Each of the paperback volumes of Wilde’s compelling tales are assembled here with close to 200 pages of exquisite comics, including such classics as “The Selfish Giant” who won’t let the children play in his garden until the dire consequences make him see the light, “The Devoted Friend” on what constitutes real friendship, “The Nightingale and the Rose” a stirring story of sacrifice to love with a cruel twist, “The Birthday of the Infanta” where a hideous dwarf discovers that his good humor and tricks may not be the reason he receives such attention, and “The Happy Prince” where a once spoiled young prince finds what it means to make sacrifices. Perfect for middle school students as an introduction to the world-famous author, the dazzling illustrations in this book suit the finely crafted prose of Wilde.

Author Biography

A graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in painting, Philip Craig Russell has run the gamut in comics. After establishing a name for himself at Marvel, he went on to become one of the pioneers in opening new vistas for comics with, among other works, adaptations of Operas by Wagner (Parsifal) and Mozart (The Magic Flute). His massive adaptation of The Ring of the Nibelung may be his magnum opus. He has become known as an artist's artist with his very refined pure line. His series of adaptations of the Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde has gone back to press many times and been translated in over 6 languages. Oscar Wilde was a playwright, essayist, and novelist. He was the author of The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray.