Book: Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime (Little Black Classics #59)
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Year: 2015
Number of Pages : 50
My rating: 4/5
There is something about Oscar Wilde’s writing which always makes me pause and smile at the wonderfully crafted sentences. I’d felt this way when I’d read the only novel that he’s written, “The Picture Of Dorian Gray”, and again when I read the short story “Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime”.
What I’d expected to be a dark tale about one man’s psychological struggle to come to grips with a prediction that he was soon going to commit a murder turned out to be a witty tale; a tongue-in-cheek look at upper class London society with a fun, surprising end.
I read this book one evening in Shillong, and this was the perfect read to compliment the beautiful hill station and the wonderful quiet which is associated with unhurried evenings at such places.
I cannot wait to read more by Wilde. And if you haven’t read anything by him thus far, “Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime” is an excellent place to begin.
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