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Song Bird (abridged)
by Heinz Insu Fenkl

Song Bird (unabridged)
by Heinz Insu Fenkl

Hans Christian Andersen
Father of the Modern Fairy Tale 
by Terri Windling


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 Annotations and 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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