Oscar Wilde was a prolific and spontaneous storyteller who once declared, I cannot think otherwise than in stories. Here are a handful of his shorter works that demonstrate his range, versatility, and skill as a storyteller, which is too often overshadowed by his reputation as a dramatist, critical theorist, and novelist.
Wilde shows his wit in the social parodies The Canterville Ghost, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, The Sphinx Without a Secret, and The Model Millionaire. In The Portrait of Mr. W.H., he identifies the mysterious dedicatee of Shakespeare's sonnets. Finally, the collection is rounded out by a selection of well-known fairy tales, including The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and the Rose, The Selfish Giant, and The Devoted Friend. Download and start listening now!