Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde audiobook

Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, and Other Stories

By Oscar Wilde
Read by Derek Jacobi

Blackstone Publishing
6.68 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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“Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime” is a masterpiece of polished cynicism in which poison, explosive clocks, and finally murder forerun married bliss. Also included are “The Canterville Ghost,” “The Model Millionaire,” “The Young King,” “The Fisherman and His Soul,” “The Happy Prince,” “The Devoted Friend,” and “The Portrait of Mr. W. H.” These eight stories were produced in the heyday of Wilde’s career.

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Summary

Summary

“Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime” is a masterpiece of polished cynicism in which poison, explosive clocks, and finally murder forerun married bliss. Also included are “The Canterville Ghost,” “The Model Millionaire,” “The Young King,” “The Fisherman and His Soul,” “The Happy Prince,” “The Devoted Friend,” and “The Portrait of Mr. W. H.” These eight stories were produced in the heyday of Wilde’s career.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Jacobi brings listeners directly into the parlors or manor houses of each story. Using vocal color and tone, he effortlessly describes the scenes and the characters—not as an outside observer, but as an unseen guest, perfectly at ease with the manner of the times. With equal ease, he delivers Wilde's satire, revealing the wit that makes the author’s work endure.” AudioFile
“Wilde’s usual cutting wit and upper-class urban setting is combined with a rather dark undercurrent…A chilling tone, as men set out to murder, women sacrifice themselves secretly, and literary passion turns deadly.” The Literary Omnivore

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Author

Author Bio: Oscar Wilde

Author Bio: Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was born in Dublin. He won scholarships to both Trinity College, Dublin, and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was heavily influenced by the radical aesthetics of Walter Pater. Flamboyant wit and man-about-town, Wilde had a reputation that preceded him, especially in his early career. After publishing two volumes of short stories between 1887 and 1891, his social-comedy plays such as Lady Windermere’s Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest established his critical and commercial success. In 1895 Wilde was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for homosexual conduct and died in Paris in obscurity a few years after his release.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 6.68
Audience: Adult
Language: English