The Selfish Giant and Other Stories
New edition of one of the greatest classics of English literature.
" 'My own garden is my own garden,' said the Giant; 'any one can understand that, and I will allow nobody to play in it but myself." So he built a high wall all round it, and put up a noticeboard: TRESPASSERS WILL BE PROSECUTED"
When the Selfish Giant decides to build a wall around his garden to prevent the children from playing in it, it becomes barren and stuck in perpertual winter. It takes a wonderful event and the heart of a young boy for him to realize the error of his ways. A classic tale for children, 'The Selfish Giant' is presented here with all of Oscar Wilde's other fairy stories -- 'The Happy Prince', 'The Nightingale and the Rose', 'The Devoted Friend', 'The Remarkable Rocket', 'The Young King', 'The Birthday of the Infanta', 'The Fisherman and His Soul' and 'The Star Child' -- brought to life by Philip Waechter's bright and imaginative illustrations.
Famed for his brilliant wit, Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) was a prolific writer and one of the most successful playwrights of Victorian Britain, as well as a champion for the values of Aestheticism.