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Book Title: The Nightingale and the Rose|
The author of the book: Oscar Wilde
ISBN 13: 9780195202311
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 930 KB
Edition: Oxford University Press, USA
Date of issue: December 10th 1981
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Reader ratings: 3.5
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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 happy, cried the Nightingale, be happy; you shall have your red rose. I will build it out of music by moonlight, and stain it with my own heart's-blood. All that I ask of you in return is that you will be a true lover, for Love is wiser than Philosophy, though she is wise, and mightier than Power, though he is mighty. Flame-coloured are his wings, and coloured like flame is his body. His lips are sweet as honey, and his breath is like frankincense.”
But I should have seen it coming, the darkness. This is Oscar Wilde, after all. My heart burst and I felt pure pain for the nightingale's sacrifice. The picture that got stuck in my mind was the painfully colored rose lying in the gutter.
Wilde is portraying people's idea of love as extremely shallow, while the nightingale serves as the only one with a true heart.
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Read information about the authorOscar 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.
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