Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories

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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
CD - unabridged
Audio (4 discs)
Product Number: DD46453
Released: Oct 01, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781094016313
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Description

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 which are subversive as well as entertaining. Also included in this audiobook is The Birthday of the Infanta from A House of Pomegranates. An ugly dwarf loves a beautiful princess, but how will his feelings fare in a cruel society?

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eAudio
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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Narrator(s): Derek Jacobi
Product Number Z100018155
Released: Jun 01, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780792779148
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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Product Number Z100028453
Released: Apr 01, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9789629548605
eBook
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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Product Number EB00677967
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Start Classics
ISBN: #9781633551923

Professional reviews

"A well-narrated collection features five pieces of short fiction originally published in 1891, to which has been added Wilde's mawkish fairy tale "The Birthday of the Infanta." The anthology includes Wilde's best-known story, "The Canterville Ghost," a satiric and ultimately touching account of a brash American family frustrating a British ghost, and the enigmatic "Portrait of Mr. W. H.," in which research into the identity of the dedicatee of Shakespeare's sonnets leads to monomania and suicide. 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. Y.R. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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