‘He made me see what Life is, and what Death signifies, and why Love is stronger than both.’ - The Canterville Ghost
Inspired by the Irish fairy tales of his childhood, Oscar Wilde's imaginative story-telling incorporates a variety of genres - from mystery to fantasy and the supernatural.
Featuring fairy tales, short stories, and poetry, this anthology also demonstrates the serious social and artistic concerns which run throughout his fiction. From 'The Happy Prince', a tender story about friendship and compassion, to 'The Remarkable Rocket', a cautionary tale about a deluded, self-important firework, Wilde's aesthetic preoccupations are evident in every line.
Witty, wise, big-hearted, and sometimes melancholy, these writings are a testament to his standing as a literary genius of the Victorian age.