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Zločin lorda Artura Sevila... i druge priče

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Zločin lorda Artura Sevila je priča o mladom aristokrati kome je hiromant predskazao da će počiniti ubistvo. Nakon prvobitnog šoka, lord Artur odlučuje da ispuni proročanstvo pre nego što se bude oženio, u nizu bezuspešnih pokušaja - što će se završiti krajnje ironično...
Paperback, 124 pages
Published 2010 by Ukronija (first published 1891)
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Nina Rapsodia
Jul 01, 2015 Nina Rapsodia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Todo el mundo
Recommended to Nina by: Nadie
Shelves: relectura
Una fotoreseña de una edición que vale mucho la pena tener.

Oscar Wilde es mi escritor favorito y uno de mis proyectos es irme haciendo poco a poco con todas sus obras ya sea ensayo, obra de teatro y cuentos. Esta edición es una de sus obras más conocidas y cuenta con cuatro relatos donde se muestra su lado más humorísitico y sarcástico donde predomina la parodia de los relatos de terror, el relato detectivesco entre otras críticas a la sociedad victoriana.

Estos relatos son una relectura para mí
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Jamie
Oct 12, 2011 Jamie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classic-lit
I have noticed that different editions have different content. My edition included Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, The Canterville Ghost, The Model Millionaire, The Sphinx Without a Secret, and The Portrait of Mr. W.H.

By far my favourite of the bunch is The Canterville Ghost. It is a riot of a ghost story. The ending could have been a little better but apart from that it was Wilde perfection. A perfect story to read for Halloween, I think.

The only story that I really didn't enjoy was The Portrait o
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Everett Darling
Nov 09, 2008 Everett Darling rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fatalists and Chiromanists
Shelves: 2008
"The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast."
Charles
Jul 31, 2014 Charles rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I read any of Wilde's Stories, or plays, I understand why he was regarded as one of the most flamboyant and controversial figures of English literature. While nonetheless sophisticated, Wilde emphasizes ,through his attentive-seeking controversial aspects, the need for a change of perception during the late nineteenth century. Therefore he can be accredited as being one of the chief agents of change in literature during those times.

1) Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

My second favourite story in t
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Leslie
Derek Jacobi has such a wonderful voice! I would give his narration an extra star but I had some issues with this audiobook. This collection of short stories has somewhat different contents than the Kindle public domain edition (which as I mentioned in my review of the Kindle book) so I will comment on the contents here briefly.

I got this audiobook from my library via Hoopla & that has 2 major disadvantages. Firstly, I can only access Hoopla by streaming so I can't listen to the audiobook on
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Leslie
3.5* I found this collection a mixed bag. Probably the best story is the only one I have read before: The Canterville Ghost (and my Project Gutenberg edition has illustrations!). I liked the title story, The Sphinx Without a Secret and A Model Millionaire all right but found the last story, The Portrait of Mr. W.H. dull and too long.

I started listening to the Librivox recording (and did listen to it for The Sphinx Without a Secret) but discovered I had access to a recording narrated by Sir Derek
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Cat
Since I had to read 'The Canterville Ghost', and perhaps a few other stories, for my reading-club this month, I decided I might as well read the books were those stories are. This is the first book.

I didn't really none of the five stories in this book. For me, Oscar Wilde started off well, most of the times, the stories having great potential, only to end very poorly. 'Lord Arthur Savile's Crime' and 'The Canterville Ghost' are good examples of this, the former being silly altogether, the later
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Hannah
As always with Wilde, a witty, interesting collection, with a penchant for telling about tragedies, reversals, and misunderstandings. The Canterville Ghost was definitely the funniest for me (and interesting to read as a precursor to Beetlejuice!), though I felt like I wasn't quite getting the ending. Lord Arthur Savile's Crime felt almost like a critique of unthinking commitment to a particular religion or philosophy, and then saying your life has turned out well because of it when it's really ...more
Cathy
Jun 23, 2011 Cathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-books
Some of Wilde's short stories include:
Lord Arthur Savile's Crime - a palm-reader tells you he sees that you are going to commit murder. What do you do? Decide to get it over with before your marriage.
The Canterville Ghost - I didn't know Wilde wrote this. I saw the very funny movie years ago. What is a proper English ghost to do when the new owners of the house are an unflappable American family?
The Sphinx Without a Secret - marginal. Not very interesting.
The Model Millionaire - You want to marr
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Fleur
Jun 14, 2015 Fleur rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
The last story was a bit of a bummer but the first four I highly enjoyed. The same style and humour as the picture of Dorian gray. Very interested in the rest of his works
Salne Nguyen
Đọc vì nhớ Oscar Wilde được nói đến trong một bộ phim rất hay. Mà trong phim đó chị nhân vật chính rất thần tượng Oscar wilde. Háo hức sang tận Pháp để thăm mộ của ông. Vì thích cá tính của chị ấy nên làm mình có cảm tình luôn với ông Oscar wilde này ngoài những câu nói hay biết trước đấy. 4 sao hơi quá nên 3.5 sao là vừa đủ. Truyện ngắn mà cũng không dễ đọc. Dí dỏm mà cũng triết lý. Nhưng cảm giác bản dịch chưa được mượt lắm hay do truyện ngày xưa nên văn phong nó vậy nữa. Đọc xong cũng thư thá ...more
Trinh Nguyen
Dec 27, 2015 Trinh Nguyen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sao ngắn mà thâm thế?
Peter
Jun 02, 2015 Peter rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves:
Oscar Wilde is known for his wit, critical and incisive commentary concerningo society and his wry turn of phrase. Indeed, if Wilde's writings will someday fade, his individual wry comments will surely remain. While two of the short stories in this book are interesting, the overall success of this book is muted by three other stories that are dry, uninteresting and seem to serve more as filler than creative works of art.

"Lord Arthur Savile's Crime" is a clever story which poses a question of wha
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Timothy Ferguson
This is a set of collected short stories by a noted English wit, but given his scandalous life and skill in transgressive bon mots, I found it suprisingly subdued. The first story, which is about a man who discovers he is fated to become a murderer, and decides it’s only fair on his fiance to get it out of the way before marriage, is charming. The Canterville Ghost is a lovely deconstruction of tropes, but less funny than, for example, Tales Told After Supper by Jerome K. Jerome. His folk tales ...more
Beatrice Santos
Mar 26, 2015 Beatrice Santos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(I decided to do a review in Portuguese because I read an edition of this book in that language and so it wouldn't make sense to do a review in any other language)
Prefiro fazer uma review deste livro na língua de Camões porque o li na mesma, e não faria sentido fazer diferentemente.
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Quem já alguma vez teve a brilhante oportunidade e o prazer de ler O retrato de Dorian Gray (The picture of Dorian Gray) sabe que a escrita de Oscal Wilde é magnífica e deliciosa no sentido de que o leitor fica tão
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Tim
Jan 02, 2014 Tim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5, short-stories
It seems to me that some here are not taking into account the potential for wider echoes, for deeper metaphors, contained within some of these stories, beyond the cute and clever word-play and emotional moral parables. There is, it seems to me for example, a rather blatant hint towards the end of “The Portrait of Mr W.H.” that, as wonderful as the plot's fabrication is, it is itself a particular shadow on a certain cave wall...

But perhaps its just my cataracts...
Irene Lovebooks
Aug 28, 2014 Irene Lovebooks rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: leídos-2014
Este libro es una recopilación de cuatro relatos escritos por Oscar Wilde en varios periódicos y luego recopilados en este libro. No he leído mucho de Wilde, lo único que he leído ha sido una adaptación en inglés de El retrato de Dorian Gray, libro que quiero leer bien.

El libro en conjunto es fantástico, los cuatros relatos no me han decepcionado, si no que me han encantado. Creo que es un buen libro del autor y a ver si leo algo más sobre el autor, dado que es un clásico y sus libros son genial
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Lucynell
A mostly disappointing collection written at what the more informed call 'height of Oscar Wilde's creative power,' redeemed in part by the inclusion of The Canterville Ghost, a short so good if you can't find it single you might as well buy the whole thing. It's an unusual ghost story, funny and moving and as fresh today as it must have been a hundred and twenty years ago when it was first published. The Portrait of Mr W. H., and The Fisherman and His Soul are cool too but could do with some edi ...more
Alexander
Aug 15, 2015 Alexander rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: english
I have no sufficient time to comment as the rest of you do; I should only utter a brief remark.
I admired the whole book; though I still have to read the last story, "The Portrait of Mr. W. H."

What I most enjoyed was that in 'The Fisherman and his Soul', the mystical influence of 'One Thousand and One Night' was highly apparent in Oscar's style and imagination. His writing was quite enchanting that it drew me into a slightly vivid reverie under the use of a regular THC dose. And also 'The Happy
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Anastasia Hobbet
I was surprised when I discovered I hadn't read this set of Oscar Wilde's short stories. They're mordant and poignant, Wilde's own brand--and they reawakened my interest in one of the abiding mysteries about Wm. Shakespeare: Who inspired his Sonnets, which he dedicated to 'Mr W H'? Wilde's story is about a theory founded in Wilde's time by Thomas Tyrwhitt, which said that the Sonnets were dedicated to Willie Hughs or Hues. Tyrwhitt gathered the 'evidence' from the Sonnets alone. Young boys playe ...more
Wayne

Prelude to a Review: (...just setting the context!)


Two weeks traversing some of Australia's most inhospitable country!!!
Across New South Wales into South Australia to meet up with an Aboriginal Woman who will take my brother-in-law and I into the rugged yet beautiful and most ancient Flinders Ranges. And then further north to meet a cattle station owner who has contributed to almost every movie that has been made in this area going back as far as the 1957 film"Robbery Under Arms" starring Austra
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Madalin Boboc
Mar 31, 2013 Madalin Boboc rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok,so it seems that people here have two different sets of story whit some in common.
I have Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, The Canterville Ghost, The Model Millionaire, The Sphinx Without a Secret, and The Portrait of Mr. W.H. so I will only give my opinions of those,maybe I will also read the other short stories but for now are those five.

The Canterville Ghost: Wilde displays a healthy sense of humor,it's not great humor but still,you must at least be a bit brain-dead not to enjoy it.Later it beco
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Jason
Apr 15, 2015 Jason rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
These are some very good short stories of Oscar Wilde. My two favourites have to be the longer ones in the book.

Lord Arthur Seville's Crime is pretty messed up, at times it was very comical and did remind me of the Ealing comedies, all those failed attempts of murder. Brilliant Story.

And The Canterville Ghost is funny and very moving. I really did start to feel sorry for the ghost and felt like giving the twins a slap.

This collection is well worth reading for fans of Oscar Wilde.
Ivy Au
Jan 05, 2016 Ivy Au rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For starters, the first work that I have ever read from Oscar Wilde was The Picture of Dorian Gray. And what content that arose from these short stories greatly differed from what I had expected to read from Mr. Wilde. In summary, his short stories are hilarious.

Wilde’s short stories have a vast amount of satire from the times presented during his writing. Including the Aristocracy’s fascination of superstition and gullibility, the amusement of Americans and their modern-day technological take
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Marta!
Feb 10, 2014 Marta! rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Tube Trip
"Era la última recepción que daba Lady Windermere, antes de comenzar la temporada primaveral. Los salones de Bentink House se hallaban más llenos de invitados que nunca".

[Otros Relatos: El príncipe feliz]
[Otros Relatos: El amigo fiel] --> "Jamás me he casado ni he pensado nunca en hacerlo. Indudablemente, el amor es una buena cosa a su manera; pero la amistad vale más. LE aseguro que no conozco en el mundo nada más noble o más raro que una fiel amistad".
Carly Krewitsky
Jan 16, 2014 Carly Krewitsky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My favorite Oscar Wilde short story is The Canterville Ghost, which I discovered in my Victorian Gothic class in 2012. I chose to do my presentation on Oscar Wilde, and was told to read The Canterville Ghost and The Picture of Dorian Gray. The Canterville Ghost is a really funny story because as hard as Sir Simon tries, he is unable to scare the Otis family. This frustrates him immensely. I did not care for Lord Arthur Savile's crime because he feels that he must murder someone before he can mar ...more
Caro
Feb 02, 2015 Caro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book already many many years ago in spanish. Is a pleasure to read it again in english. I really like Oscar Wilde. I think that his books really show how it was the society of his time and also he has a nice tone of irony in his stories. The only story of the book that I did not like it was The Portrait of Mr. W. H. in this story Wilde make reference to the sonnets of William Shakespeare , and I am not a fun of that ones, maybe because of this I did not enjoy it, but besides that I f ...more
Kerrif
Jul 31, 2015 Kerrif rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1800s
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El
Jul 03, 2012 El rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(Review just of Lord Arthur Savile's Crime as part of the Complete Works of Oscar Wilde.)

This was a cute story like a lot of O. Henry's stuff is "cute". It's a great story, pretty quick to read, has a twist or two, a bit of suspense. I think as a modern reader it's hard to be completely surprised, but I also think with Wilde it's the journey (and not the destination) that really matters.

Lord Savile meets a palm reader at a party who tells him that he will murder a distant relation; this news tot
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Marelis
Feb 09, 2016 Marelis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My edition has the following tales:
*Lord Arthur Savile's Crime 4/5
*The Canterville Ghost 5/5
*The Sphinx Without a Secret 3/5
*The Model Millionaire 4/5
*The happy prince 5/5
*The Nightingale and the Rose 5/5
*The Selfish Giant 5/5
*The Devoted Friend 4/5
*The Remarkable Rocket 3/5
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  • O Senhor Ventura (Colecção Mil Folhas, #43)
  • Fanny Owen (Colecção Mil Folhas, #31)
  • A Walk in the Night and Other Stories
  • Sinais de Fogo (Colecção Mil Folhas, #48)
  • Balada da Praia dos Cães
  • Nação Crioula
  • The Phantom Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories
  • A Costa dos Murmúrios (Colecção Mil Folhas, #10)
  • Era Bom Que Trocássemos Umas Ideias Sobre O Assunto
  • Plays Unpleasant
  • Húmus
  • Markheim
  • The Overcoat ; The Nose
  • The Christmas Books, Volume 1: A Christmas Carol/The Chimes
  • The Seven Minutes
  • The Penguin Book of Gaslight Crime: Con Artists, Burglars, Rogues, and Scoundrels from the Time of Sherlock Holmes
  • The Lifted Veil
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Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet and author of numerous short stories and one novel. Known for his biting wit, and a plentitude of aphorisms, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being E ...more
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