Lord Arthur Savile's Crime & Other Stories

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J.R. Osgood, McIlvaine and Company, 1891 - 168 strán (strany)

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime is a classic Irish literature volume and a collection of great short stories by Oscar Wilde which includes the following titles: Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, The Canterville Ghost, The Sphinx Without a Secret, The Model Millionaire and The Portrait of Mr. W. H.Lord Arthur Savile's Crime is a classic Irish literature volume and a collection of great short stories by Oscar Wilde which includes the following titles: Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, The Canterville Ghost, The Sphinx Without a Secret, The Model Millionaire and The Portrait of Mr. W. H.

 

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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

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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

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Strana 124 - ... amusing himself by making satirical remarks on the large Saroni photographs of the United States minister and his wife, which had now taken the place of the Canterville family pictures. He was simply but neatly clad in a long shroud, spotted with churchyard mould, had tied up his jaw with a strip of yellow linen, and carried a small lantern and a sexton's spade. In fact, he was dressed for the character of ' Jonas the Graveless, or the Corpse-Snatcher of Chertsey Barn...
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Strana 98 - ... terrified housekeeper could interfere he had fallen upon his knees, and was rapidly scouring the floor with a small stick of what looked like a black cosmetic. In a few moments no trace of the blood-stain could be seen. ' I knew Pinkerton would do it...
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Strana 91 - We have not cared to live in the place ourselves," said Lord Canterville, "since my grand-aunt, the Dowager Duchess of Bolton, was frightened into a fit, from which she never really recovered, by two skeleton hands being placed on her shoulders as she was dressing for dinner, and I feel bound to tell you, Mr. Otis, that the ghost has been seen by several living members of my family, as well as by the rector of the parish, Rev.

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