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The Nightingale and the Rose Playwright, poet, essayist, flamboyant man about town, Oscar Wilde pack an astonishing amount of work, genius, and controversy into two short decades, producing masterworks in every literary genre This selection includes almost all of his short stories, including The Canterville Ghost, The Fisherman and his Soul, and The Remarkable Rocket Alongside THE MODEL MILLIONAIRE, Harper Perennial will publish the short fiction of Fyodor Dostoevsky, Herman Melville, Willa Cather, Leo Tolstoy, and Stephen Crane to be packaged in a beautifully designed, boldly colorful boxset in the aim to attract contemporary fans of short fiction to these revered masters of the form Also, in each of these selections will appear a story from one of the new collections being published in the Summer of the Short Story A story from Simon Van Booy s forthcoming collection, LOVE BEGINS IN WINTER, will be printed at the back of this volume


About the Author: Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet, and author of numerous short stories, and one novel Known for his biting wit, and a plentitude of aphorisms, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being Earnest As the result of a widely covered series of trials, Wilde suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years hard labour after being convicted of gross indecency with other men After Wilde was released from prison he set sail for Dieppe by the night ferry He never returned to Ireland or Britain, and died in poverty.



10 thoughts on “The Nightingale and the Rose

  1. says:

    Written in 1888, this is Oscar Wilde s sweet little fairytale about a young lovestruck student, and it conveys beautifully the true meaning of love It s astonishing how much emotion he manages to pack into s


  2. says:

    The Nightingale and the Rose, Oscar Wilde A nightingale overhears a student complaining that his professor s daughter will not dance with him, as he is unable to give her a red rose The nightingale visits all the ros


  3. says:

    This is the saddest, most tragic story I ve ever read It starts out as a fairytale and you think it will end well Love is described as the most beautiful thing in the world, by the nightingale outside the student s window Be


  4. says:

    A handsome young student is having what we would nowadays term a hissy fit because there isn t a single red rose in his entire garden he desperately needs some to present to his crush For want of a red rose is my life made wretched he


  5. says:

    Wilde s stories are so captivating I am amazed how he managed to include a rollercoaster of emotions in only 12 pages


  6. says:

    Surely Love is a wonderful thing It isprecious than emeralds, and dearer than fine opalsOscar WildeLove is a gift that should never be squandered The Nightingale and the Rose is a beautifully written short story of love and sacrifice that will tug at t


  7. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The Nightingale and The Rose is a heartbreaking story about the nature of love and sacrifice At the beginning of the story, we are given the impression that the love between the stu


  8. says:

    You got me you little shit.My review stuck in my mind as I read, short and to me at least funny Dudes, if you re trying to get back your wife or looking for a girl, you need to read this.Then Oscar started to get to me I melted I remembered the times before reality, cyn


  9. says:

    life is very dear to all It is pleasant to sit in the green wood, and to watch the sun in his chariot of gold, and the moon in her chariot of pearlYet love is better than life and what is the heart of a bird compared to the heart of a man Oscar WildeThe Nightingale and The Rose


  10. says:

    Ah, on what little things does happiness depend A fairy tale with a tragic ending.A poignant and heartbreaking story about sacrificing oneself for an unrequited love.True love set against greed and cupidity Which would triumph Which would be crushed Surely love is a wonderful thing It i


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