The Happy Prince and Other Tales (or Stories) is a collection of stories specially for children by Oscar Wilde first published in May 1888. It contains five stories: "The Happy Prince", "The Nightingale and the Rose", "The Selfish Giant", "The Devoted Friend", and "The Remarkable Rocket". Contents Inside - The Happy Prince. The Nightingale and the Rose. The Selfish Giant. The Devoted Friend. The Remarkable Rocket.