The three stories in this book are about ordinary people, people like you and me; but they find themselves in surprising situations. Lord Arthur Savile, a rich man with no enemies, finds out that he must do something terrible before he can marry. Poor young Hughie Erskine gives money to an old beggar – but the beggar is not what he seems. And Lord Murchison falls in love with a mystery woman – but what is the strange secret behind the door in Cumnor Street?
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Lord Arthur Savile's Crime (1891) is a satirical crime story by Oscar Wilde that satirizes the upper classes of late Victorian England. Lord Arthur Savile is engaged to the lovely Sybil Merton, but a chiromantist reads Arthur Savile's palm and tells him that, in future, he will commit a murder. Lord Arthur wants to marry, but he decides to commit the murder before marrying, so that his wife may not be caused to blush for his wrongdoing.About the Author:
Known for his barbed wit, Oscar Wilde was one of the most successful late-Victorian playwrights and a great celebrity. The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray are among his best known works. He is perhaps most famous for his trial, in which he eloquently defended homosexual love and was sentenced to two years of hard labor.
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