A House of Pomegranates
Wilde, Oscar , King, Jessie M.(illus.)
Place Published: Mineola, NY
Publisher: Calla Editions (Dover)
Date Published: 2011
Book Id: 32796
162pp. [26cm] New. hardcover. Red cloth covered boards with gilt stamped title and illustration on the front and spine. No dust jacket as issued.
Wilde's second collection of fairy tales, originally published in 1891, following "The Happy Prince" in 1888. The volume includes "The Young King," "The Birthday of the Infanta," and "The Star-Child." While these stories are clearly intended for a younger audience, Wilde, with typical sardonic quip declared that the stories were "intended neither for the British child nor the British public."