Author(s): Oscar Wilde
High above the city, on a tall column, stood the statue of the Happy Prince. He was gilded all over with thin leaves of fine gold, for eyes he had two bright sapphires, and a large red ruby glowed on his sword-hilt.
The Happy Prince and Other Tales is a collection of five stories: 'The Happy Prince', 'The Nightingale and the Rose', 'The Selfish Giant', 'The Devoted Friend', and 'The Remarkable Rocket'. The Happy Prince stars the statue of the Prince, who persuades a swallow to deliver his gold and jewels to the poor and needy in his city.
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Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born in Dublin on 16 October 1854. He was then educated at Oxford and came to London to pursue his literary career. He is best known for his classic adult novel The Picture of Dorian Grey and his plays, including The Importance of Being Earnest. He died in Paris on 30 November 1900.