Macmillan Collectors Library Winter 2017 by Macmillan

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macmillan collector s library • april 2017 fiction classics oscar wilde the happy prince and other stories part of the stunning macmillan collector s library april macmillan collector s library fiction classics on sale 4/4/2017 hardcover 304 pages 5.9 in h 3.7 in w carton quantity 0 isbn 9781509827824 $12.99 oscar wilde s way with words is given full range in this collection of short stories written between 1887 and 1891 there are ghost stories moral tales detective fiction and fairy stories from the comically unsuccessful ghost in the canterville ghost to the incompetent would-be murderer in lord arthur saville s crime we are treated to the extravagance and dexterity of wilde s wit particularly in the fairy stories we see the brilliance of wilde s vision of society and human action as each tale has both beauty and simplicity while exploring complex moral issues these stories appeal to both child and adult with themes of love truth and sacrifice which are as relevant today as they were when they were written illustrated by aubrey beardsley with an afterword by david stuart davies oscar fingal o flaherty wills wilde was born in dublin in 1854 he studied at trinity college dublin and then at magdalen college oxford where he started the cult of aestheticism he published several books of stories ostensibly for children and one novel the picture of dorian gray 1891 wilde s first successful play was lady windemere s fan in 1892 he followed this with three more plays all performed on the london stage wilde died in france in 1900 david stuart davies is an author playwright and editor he is a committee member of the crime writers association editing their monthly publication red herrings and is a fellow of the royal literary fund 21