"I like to do all the talking myself. It saves time, and prevents arguments." Similar to Hans Christian Andersen fairy-tales (but with trademark witticisms), 'The Happy Prince and Other Tales' (1888) by Oscar Wilde are children's stories that are a great ride for people of all ages. The collection includes five stories, "The Happy Prince", "The Nightingale and the Rose", "The Selfish Giant", "The Devoted Friend", and "The Remarkable Rocket". They have inspired a long list of adaptations such as a Bee Gees song, an Orson Welles radio show, and a Christopher Plummer movie.