The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: An Illuminated Edition
Hardback | May 2020 | Beehive Books | 9781948886017 | 156pp | 305x229mm | RFB | AUD$180.00, NZD$216.00
Oscar Wilde's fairy tales are some of his most elegant and charming pieces of writing.
He produced two books of fairy tales -- The Happy Prince and Other Tales, and A House of Pomegranates . They've rarely been collected in one volume -- and never with stunning artwork by Yuko Shimizu (The Unwritten, Barbed Wire Baseball, A Wild Swan), one of the modern masters of illustration and graphic art. Wilde's original fairy tales are moving, sweet, sad and magical -- much like Yuko's artwork. Yuko is one of the most celebrated and admired editorial illustrators in the world, and her work is perfectly aligned with Wilde's witty, rueful voice. The edition also features an original introduction by the Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Michael Cunningham. Illuminated Editions is a series of works of classic fiction, prose, and poetry, beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated in exquisitely produced small-batch editions.
These volumes intend to harken back to the lovingly crafted, handsomely bound illustrated books of the Victorian era and the golden age of illustration, re-imagined using modern design sensibilities and the most modern techniques in presentation, book-craft, and printing.