The Happy Prince
Oscar Wilde's tales never get old for me. One of my favourites is The Happy Prince. It never fails to reduce me to tears long before I'm through reading (that's the reason I'm not reading it aloud to my pupils any more). I've just dicovered this version on Youtube, beautifully read by Stephen Fry, and with equally beautiful illustrations. I highly recommend this, but if you listen, don't forget your handkerchief!