Happy Prince

The Happy Prince and Other Tales is a collection of stories for children by Oscar Wilde first published in May 1888. The Happy Prince has lived a life of opulence but has died young and his soul inhabits a beautiful ruby encrusted statue covered all over in gold leaf.

From his perch high above the city he is witness to all the poverty, misery, and hopelessness in which his people have been living. The Happy Prince arguably the most famous and well loved of Oscar Wilde’s fairy tales, also a very timely tale at a time of controversy over the increasing chasm between rich and poor.