A pleasure seeking prince, a selfish giant, and more: Wilde's fairy tales, first published in 1888, for childlike people from eighteen to eighty."
About the Author
Irish author Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an exponent of aestheticism, and believed that art and literature should aim at beauty and pleasure more than reforming or educating the people. The writer's imagination was more important to him than the social relevance of the work. Wilde was censured and later imprisoned for his illicit relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas. Unable to revive his creative skills, broken and bankrupt, he died of cerebral meningitis at the young age of forty-six.
L.R. Wright died in February 2001. She is the author of fourteen previous novels. She twice won the Arthur Ellis Award for "A Chill Rain" in January and for "Mother Love," which also won the Canadian Authors Association Award for literary fiction. She received the coveted Edgar Allan Poe Best Novel Award, for "The Suspect,"
Charles M. Robinson III is a native of Texas and a graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin and the University of Texas Pan American. He is the author of several books on the Old West, including Bad Hand: A Biography of General Ranald S. Mackenzie, which won the Texas Historical Commission's T. R. Fehrenbach Book Award in 1993, and A Good Year to Die. He lives in San Benito, Texas.