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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,001 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: Basil Rathbone Publisher: Copyright Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781780003351
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Oscar Wilde is a literary giant and legendary wit. But there is a softer, gentler side in some of his short stories for children. In this collection, the wonderful British actor Basil Rathbone brings these admired and beloved stories to your hearts and ears.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 1/10/2014

    " I laughed out loud in public reading Lord Arthur Savile's Crime. Wilde is insanely clever. This book was absolutely worth buying on a whim. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gitta | 12/30/2013

    " I picked this one up in the Tervuren library while I was waiting for a computer. A dark short story about a fortune teller and a murder. How do people think up stories like this? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elnaz | 12/17/2013

    " First story(lord arthur) was'nt good,I think he was crazy!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine Kropf | 12/14/2013

    " Wilde puncteaza, intr-o maniera specifica lui, ce se-ntampla cand in loc sa-ti controlezi viata (echilibrat), te incapatanezi sa contolezi superstitiile care ajung sa te controleze, la randul lor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roxane | 12/7/2013

    " Loved these stories - The Canterville Ghost is just funny. The version I read had The Portrait of W.H. included - this is a bit long winded - not so much a story as a discussion of Shakespeare's Sonnets and the source of their inspiration. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Namiko | 11/15/2013

    " I like the endings. But I didn't understand some of words clearly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 11/4/2013

    " Fra samlingen Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 hythlae | 10/30/2013

    " So much fun! Sarcastic and witty, as always. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diva | 9/25/2013

    " Oscar Wilde is a genius,so if you are not a good person, you will feel quite foolish and angry at him for his making fun of everything pretentious,everything assumed and everything insincere in life and in all humans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meghan | 9/13/2013

    " Some interesting short stories...not as witty as Wilde's other works, but still worth a read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 8/24/2013

    " I only read Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, found it to be a fun and quick story to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kasha | 3/2/2013

    " This is another one I read in spanish. It was okay. Not as good as Ghost of Canterville. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Everett Darling | 11/17/2012

    " "The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karschtl | 10/21/2012

    " Can't really remember anything other than These were short stories and I don't particularly have a liking for short stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim Myles | 7/13/2012

    " Some of the stories were interesting, but I've never been a major short stories fan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 3/20/2012

    " Fine stories, a bit overlong but enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abbey | 7/25/2010

    " Lord Arthur is a gullible twit and a man devoted to honour and duty...a dangerous combination for a fortune-teller to encounter! "

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About the Author
Author Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was born in Dublin. He won scholarships to both Trinity College, Dublin, and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was heavily influenced by the radical aesthetics of Walter Pater. Flamboyant wit and man-about-town, Wilde had a reputation that preceded him, especially in his early career. After publishing two volumes of short stories between 1887 and 1891, his social-comedy plays such as Lady Windermere’s Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest established his critical and commercial success. In 1895 Wilde was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for homosexual conduct and died in Paris in obscurity a few years after his release.

About the Narrator

Philip St. John Basil Rathbone (1892–1967) was a South African–born English actor. He rose to prominence in Britain as a Shakespearean stage actor and went on to appear in over seventy films. He was widely recognized for his many portrayals of Sherlock Holmes in a series of fourteen feature films made between 1939 and 1946.