Nightingale and the Rose: The Complete Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, by Oscar Wilde, English, Paperback,
Author Oscar Wilde
Press FLTRP(Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press)
Publication Date Feb 2010
Page material gelatine plate paper
Oscar Wilde creates two fairy tale collections all his life; they are The Happy Prince and Other Tales and A House of Pomegranates, totally nine fairy tales. They are all involve in this book.
The Happy Prince
The Nightingale and the Rose
The Selfish Giant
The Devoted Friend
The Remarkable Rocket
The Young King
The Birthday of the Infanta
The Fisherman and His Soul
What is the use of a statue if it cannot keep the rain off?he said. 'I must look for a good chimney-pot, ' and he determined to fly away.
But before he had opened his wings, a third drop fell, and he looked up, and saw Ah! what did he see?The eyes of the Happy Prince were filled with tears, and tears were running down his golden cheeks. His face was so beautiful in the moonlight that the little swallow was filled with pity.
Who are you？' he said.
I am the Happy Prince.
Why are you weeping then？' asked the swallow; 'you have quite drenched me.
When I was alive and had a human heart, ' answered the statue, I did not know what tears were, for I lived in the Palace of Sans-Souci, where sorrow is not allowed to enter. In the daytime I played with my companions in the garden, and in the evening !led the dance in the great hall. Round the garden ran a very lofty wall, but I never cared to ask what lay beyond it, everything about me was so beautiful. My courtiers called me the Happy Prince, and happy indeed I was, if pleasure be happiness. So I lived, and so I died. And now that I am dead they have set me up here so high that I can see all the ugliness and all the misery of my city and though my heart is made of lead yet I cannot choose but weep.
What is he not solid gold?' said the swallow to himself. He was too polite to make any personal remarks out loud.
Far away, continued the statue in a low musical voice, 'far away in a little street there is a poor house. One of the windows is open, and through it I can see a woman seated at a table. Her face is thin and worn and she has coarse, red hands, all pricked by the needle, for she is a seamstress. She is embroidering passion-flowers on a satin gown for the loveliest of the queen's maids-of-honour to wear at the next court-ball. In a bed in the cor
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