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The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde - An Illuminated Edition
The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde - An Illuminated Edition
by Oscar Wilde, ​illustrated by Anna and Elena Balbusso

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Philadelphia, PA: Beehive Books (April 21, 2020)

Hardback in slipcase.

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Oscar Wilde's achingly beautiful fairytales, collected in a lux hardcover with original artwork by Yuko Shimizu and introduction by Michael Cunningham.

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. Each cloth-bound volume in this series is presented in a die-cut slipcase, printed on high quality wood-free uncoated paper, and powerfully elaborated by one of the finest graphic artists in the world.

Italian twins Anna and Elena Balbusso are an award-winning art team. Together they have illustrated over forty books and garnered more than eighty international awards for art and design, including three Gold medals, a Silver medal and the Stevan Dohanos Award from the Society of Illustrators; two Joseph Morgan Henninger Awards; and the Victoria and Albert Museum Illustration Awards Best Book Prize. You can find more of their work at www.balbusso.com.

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