The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, Vol. 1: The Selfish Giant & The Star Child


 

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Russell's two retellings here, The Selfish Giant and The Star Child , adeptly capture Wilde's ability to bring a gentle, unexpected note of pathos to the conventional fairy-tale mix of anthropomorphic fantasy and whimsical moral guidance.

In The Selfish Giant, the eponymous creature kicks a bunch of frolicking youngsters out of his garden, only to find that frosty winter moves in to take their place, refusing to leave because of his selfishness.

In The Star Child, a beautiful but mean , narcissistic boy becomes physically repulsive when he rebuffs a ragged beggar who turns out to be his long lost mother. - Publishers Weekly

Features

P. Craig Russell
Oscar Wilde

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine/Very Fine

Creators

P. Craig
Russell
Oscar
Wilde

Publishing Information

New York
NBM
1992
1st

Physical Description

11.25 inches
8.75 inches
48 pages
color
hardcover
cloth
English