The Nightingale and the Rose

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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 rose-trees in the garden, and one of the white roses tell her that there's a way to produce a red rose, but only if the nightingale is prepared to sing the sweetest song for the rose all night, and sacrifice her life to do so. Seeing the student in tears, the nightingale carries out the ritual, and impales herself on the rose-tree's thorn so that her heart's blood can stain the rose. The student takes the rose to the professor's daughter, but she again rejects him because another man has sent her some real jewels, and "everybody knows that jewels cost far more than flowers." The student angrily throws the rose into the gutter, returns to his study of metaphysics, and decides not to believe in true love anymore.
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The incomparable Oscar Wilde has delighted audiences for many, many years, and now you can enjoy his writing in its entirety on your eReading device. This is the COMPLETE WORKS of the great literary giant with bonus texts. (Current version: 5)

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Features:
* annotated with introductions to the plays, novel and other texts
* features many images relating to Wilde, his life and works
* illustrated with images of how the books first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the Victorian texts
* ALL of the plays, with excellent formatting
* BOTH Wilde's original French version of 'Salome' and Lord Douglas' (his lover) translation in English - available in no other digital collection
* two rare unfinished plays
* ALL of the short stories with the original beautiful illustrations
* BOTH versions of 'Dorian Gray' - the original magazine version and the original book version with extra chapters, all with separate contents tables
* the COMPLETE poetry, with special Chronological and Alphabetical contents tables ñ find that special poem quickly!
* Every non-fiction essay - even the rare ones Wilde wrote in prison
* the rare erotic novel 'Teleny' attributed to Wilde, but now classed as apocryphal - judge for yourself - did Wilde have a hand in writing this rare text?
* ALL of the short stories and short story collections
* boasts three biographical works exploring Wilde's life, including the famous two volume OSCAR WILDE, HIS LIFE AND CONFESSIONS by FRANK HARRIS
* scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
* features the complete and unabridged version of DE PROFUNDIS, often missed out of collections
* UPDATED with rare non-fiction texts
* UPDATED with a special Journalism section, featuring Wilde's reviews and articles

CONTENTS

The Plays
VERA
THE DUCHESS OF PADUA
LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN
A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
SALOM…
SALOME (ENGLISH VERSION)
AN IDEAL HUSBAND
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
LA SAINTE COURTISANE
A FLORENTINE TRAGEDY

The Poetry
THE COMPLETE POETRY IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
THE COMPLETE POETRY IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Novel
THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY
THE ORIGINAL 13 CHAPTER VERSION
THE REVISED 20 CHAPTER VERSION

The Short Stories
THE PORTRAIT OF MR. W. H.
THE HAPPY PRINCE AND OTHER TALES
THE HAPPY PRINCE
THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE
THE SELFISH GIANT
THE DEVOTED FRIEND
THE REMARKABLE ROCKET
A HOUSE OF POMEGRANATES
THE YOUNG KING
THE BIRTHDAY OF THE INFANTA
THE FISHERMAN AND HIS SOUL
THE STAR-CHILD
LORD ARTHUR SAVILE'S CRIME AND OTHER STORIES
LORD ARTHUR SAVILEíS CRIME
THE CANTERVILLE GHOST
THE SPHINX WITHOUT A SECRET
THE MODEL MILLIONAIRE

The Non-Fiction
THE DECAY OF LYING
PEN, PENCIL AND POISON ó A STUDY IN GREEN
THE CRITIC AS ARTIST
THE TRUTH OF MASKS
THE RISE OF HISTORICAL CRITICISM
THE ENGLISH RENAISSANCE OF ART
HOUSE DECORATION
ART AND THE HANDICRAFTSMAN
LECTURE TO ART STUDENTS
LONDON MODELS
POEMS IN PROSE
THE SOUL OF MAN UNDER SOCIALISM
PHRASES AND PHILOSOPHIES FOR THE USE OF THE YOUNG
A FEW MAXIMS FOR THE INSTRUCTION OF THE OVER-EDUCATED
DE PROFUNDIS
OSCAR WILDE'S LETTER TO ROBERT BROWNING
PERSONAL IMPRESSIONS OF AMERICA
THE DECORATIVE ARTS
THE HOUSE BEAUTIFUL
THE TRUTH OF MASKS

The Journalism
LIST OF ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

Apocrypha
TELENY

The Biographies
OSCAR WILDE, HIS LIFE AND CONFESSIONS BY FRANK HARRIS
MEMORIES OF OSCAR WILDE BY G. BERNARD SHAW
OSCAR WILDE: AN IDLER'S IMPRESSION BY EDGAR SALTUS
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Publisher
Booklassic
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Published on
Jun 12, 2015
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Pages
4
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ISBN
9789635229840
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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