Sometimes self-fulfilling prophecies are not all they seem. Lord Arthur Savile is a young British aristocrat about to get married. Mr. Podgers tells people’s fortunes, and he has bad news for the groom: he will commit murder. Unable to get the thought off his mind, he decides to get it over with before entering into marriage, but things do not go as planned. Hear the darkly humorous short story ”Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime” by Oscar Wilde from the late 19th century brought to life by B.J. Harrison. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish author, poet and playwright, who became one of the most famous – as well as scandalous – playwrights in London in the late 19th century. Wilde is remembered for his witty plays, such as ”The Importance of Being Earnest” and his Gothic novel ”The Picture of Dorian Gray”, set in the Victorian era. His works have lived on in stage and film adaptations. Recent adaptations of his stories include the film ”Dorian Gray”(2009), with Ben Barnes as the famous main character.
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