This early work by Charles G. D. Roberts was originally published in 1903 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Book of the Rose' is a collection of poems, including 'The Wisdom of Love', 'The Covert', 'Invocation', and many more. Charles G. D. Roberts was born on 10th January 1860, in Douglas, New Brunswick, Canada. Roberts's most successful literary genre was that of the animal story which featured in works such as Earth's Enigmas (1896) and Eyes of the Wilderness (1933). He also wrote romance novels and several non-fiction works on Canada.