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 1
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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. In 1875, he began publishing poetry in literary magazines, and in 1878, he won the coveted Newdigate Prize for English poetry. He had a reputation as a flamboyant wit and man-about-town. After his marriage to Constance Lloyd in 1884, he tried to establish himself as a writer, but with little initial success. However, his three volumes of short fiction, The Happy Prince, Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, and A House of Pomegranates, together with his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, gradually won him a reputation as a modern writer with an original talent. That reputation was confirmed and enhanced by the phenomenal success of his society comedies: Lady Windermere’s Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and The Importance of Being Earnest, all performed on London’s West End stage between 1892 and 1895. In 1895, he was convicted of engaging in homosexual acts, which were then illegal, and sentenced to two years imprisonment with hard labor. He soon declared bankruptcy, and his property was auctioned off. In 1896, he lost legal custody of his children. When his mother died that same year, his wife Constance visited him at the jail to bring him the news. It was the last time they saw each other. In the years after his release, his health deteriorated. In November 1900, he died in Paris at the age of forty-six.

Details

Details

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