This is a collection of five short stories (The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and the Rose, The Selfish Giant, The Devoted Friend, and The Remarkable Rocket), that are fairytales like moral fables, not only for children, but drenched in subtle hints aimed at the older readers. Each little story is a beautifully told allegory touching to the heart. Each tale in this compilation is different but there is a strong lesson that could be seen in all. This is the lesson of love and friendship, how it differs in every scenario and what exactly is true love or devoted friendship. The lessons teach in these stories of good and bad, bad might not be necessarily evil but more of the selfish kind, it talked of selflessness and how true love redeems everything in the end. These tales are dark and colorful at the same time, and deal mostly with selfishness, compassion, egotism, Christianity, goodwill and love.