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 Rupert Degas , David Timson , and Anthony Donovan

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4.98 Hours Unabridged
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A palmist’s prediction leads to murder; an enigmatic woman’s lifestyle is a mystery to be solved; a ghost tries to frighten the new tenants of his home; a man has discovered the dedicatee of Shakespeare’s sonnets; a millionaire wants to be painted as a pauper. Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime and Other Stories is a collection of fascinating short stories that are subversive as well as entertaining. Also included in this audiobook is “The Birthday of the Infanta” from A House of Pomegranates. In it, an ugly dwarf loves a beautiful princess, but how will his feelings fare in a cruel society?

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Summary

Summary

A palmist’s prediction leads to murder; an enigmatic woman’s lifestyle is a mystery to be solved; a ghost tries to frighten the new tenants of his home; a man has discovered the dedicatee of Shakespeare’s sonnets; a millionaire wants to be painted as a pauper. Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime and Other Stories is a collection of fascinating short stories that are subversive as well as entertaining. Also included in this audiobook is “The Birthday of the Infanta” from A House of Pomegranates. In it, an ugly dwarf loves a beautiful princess, but how will his feelings fare in a cruel society?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A well-narrated collection…All the selections drip with irony, paradox, and iconoclasm while showing off the author’s celebrated cleverness and wit. Narrators Rupert Degas, David Timson, and Anthony Donovan well understand and communicate these qualities. In addition, they mercifully tone down the instances of excessive sentiment that could otherwise tumble them into bathos.” AudioFile

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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, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 4.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English