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Editorial Reviews

This Oscar Wilde story from Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories collection is centered around the mysterious identity of the person to whom William Shakespeare addressed his sonnets. The possibility that a boy actor in Shakespeare's company named Willie Hughes was the addressee drives the story's characters to despair and desperation as they try to find proof of his existence. Narrator David Timson adopts a knowing, slightly scholarly tone to his performance that is brightened by his depiction of the characters' passionate obsession.

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This is a story from the Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories collection.

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

Public Domain (P)2010 Naxos AudioBooks

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