Loving the kindle edition I was able to read to this Oscar Wilde work to my son within seconds of purchase Great value The Happy Prince Lived In The Palace Of Sans Souci, Where Sorrow Was Not Allowed To Enter, And Only Pleasure Was Experienced Then, A Gilded Statue Set On Top Of A High Column Allowed Him To See All The Wretchedness Of The Poor, The Sick, And The Lonely Who Inhabited His Great City What Develops Is A Story Of Sacrifice And Redemption That Is A Parable For Our Time This Audiobook Includes Nine Of Oscar Wilde S Magical And Haunting Fairytales Written For His Own Sons, Wilde S Tales Will Provide Equal Delight For Children Of Today Included Here Are The Happy Prince The Selfish Giant The Devoted Friend The Remarkable Rocket The Nightingale And The Rose The Young King The Birthday Of The Infanta The Star Child The Fisherman And His Soul I purchased the calla edition hard cover The book has been printed in China in 2018 The black and white written material and the illustrations are fine and acceptable, but the color illustrations are totally unacceptable They are so dark that the pictures look like brown blobs I am very disappointed with this edition It s a shame I was looking forward to giving this to my grand neice Now I have to find something else. Lovely old story Worth a read. very good as advertised and came with a person thank you from buyer Would use them again I did not really enjoy this book too much and as a classic book, it is a total let down If you asked me for a favourite story among all of them, it would be The Nightingale and the Rose Even though it is a sad short story, I liked it and I think it is truly the best in the book I actually thought it would be a happy story full of bird s song and joy but it was full of death and suffering My second favourite story is the one in the title the Happy Prince It too, is about a bird, but this time it is a swallow The swallow is supposed to migrate to Egypt but instead it stays and helps the statue of the Happy Prince, by giving poor people all the jewels and riches off the statue The people of the town decide to get rid of the statue saying that it s dull, and the swallow, which dies at his feet, is thrown away with the Happy Prince s lead heart