Nightingale | Related Tales

Since The Nightingale is a creation of Hans Christian Andersen, it doesn't have folktales similar to it across cultures. Read more about the tale on the Annotationsand Modern Interpretations pages.


Further Reading

Oscar Wilde wrote a fairy tale, The Nightingale and the Rose, as an ironic response to Andersen's Nightingale. Wilde was not impressed with Andersen's view of sacrifice and shows his feelings in his tale.

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