Lord Arthur Savile's Crime
ReadHowYouWant.com, Limited, 15. 8. 2008
Lord Arthur Savile's Crime (1891) is a satirical crime story by Oscar Wilde that satirizes the upper classes of late Victorian England. Lord Arthur Savile is engaged to the lovely Sybil Merton, but a chiromantist reads Arthur Savile's palm and tells him that, in future, he will commit a murder. Lord Arthur wants to marry, but he decides to commit the murder before marrying, so that his wife may not be caused to blush for his wrongdoing.