Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories
Prince Classics, 12. 11. 2019 - 148 strán (strany)
Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories is a collection of short semi-comic mystery stories that were written by Oscar Wilde and published in 1891. It includes:
″Lord Arthur Savile's Crime″
"Lord Arthur Savile's Crime"
The story was the basis of the second part of the three-part 1943 film Flesh and Fantasy.
"The Canterville Ghost"
"The Sphinx Without a Secret"
He went to the boarding house to speak to the owner, and she confirmed she had rented the room and that all the lady ever did was come to it and sit alone for a few hours at a time, reading or doing nothing.
After telling his story, he asks his friend if he believes it -- that her secret really was that she had no secret -- and his friend said he was certain of it. Lord Murchison ends with the reply: "I wonder."
"The Model Millionaire"
The beggar is in reality an immensely wealthy baron, having a portrait of himself as a beggar done for fun. He is so impressed by Erskine's generosity that he gives him £10,000, enough for the girl's father to consent to his proposal.
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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
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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