Lord Arthur Savile's Crime
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 26. 6. 2018 - 250 strán (strany)
Lord Arthur Savile's crime and other stories by Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish author, playwright and poet, who built an esthete and hedonist dandy character. Inseparable from his huge literary talent, his extraordinary personality, biting wit, flamboyant dress and glittering conversation ensured his fame. This book is a collection of five short stories first published in 1891. Lord Arthur Savile's crime tells the story of Lord Arthur Savile, who is introduced by Lady Windermere to a chiromantist who reads his palm and tells him that it is his destiny to be a murderer. Lord Arthur wants to marry, but decides he has no right to do so until he has committed the murder... The Canterville ghost tale has been widely adapted for the screen and stage - an American family buys a haunted castle in England from Lord Canterville, where creaking chains and blood stains have been terrorizing the area for centuries... But what can do a poor ghost against the common sense of a businessman, the powerful stain remover of his wife and the malice of their children, always ready to make him pranks? All this would drive any self-respecting ghost crazy! The other three short stories - The sphinx without a secret, The model millionaire, The portrait of Mr W.H. - are extraordinary stories which also mix mystery and humor and make a witty dissection of Victorian society. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.
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LibraryThing ReviewPrehľad pre používateľa - quondame - LibraryThing
The wry distanced tone in which these stories are composed and the consistent observations on the characters are mostly at odds with other tonal elements in these stories and the last is largely a ... Čítať celú recenziu
LibraryThing ReviewPrehľad pre používateľa - meandmybooks - LibraryThing
Delicious fun! This is along the lines of “The Importance of Being Earnest” or “An Ideal Husband,” only in short story format rather than a play. Ridiculous, witty, and charming, this story adds a ... Čítať celú recenziu