Oscar Wilde: Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories

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  • Anne Markey (Dublin City University)

The four stories which make up Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime and Other Stories, published in London by the firm of Osgood, McIlvaine and Co. in 1891, had all previously appeared in periodical form in 1887: “Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime” and “The Canterville Ghost”, were first published in The Court and Society Review, while “The Sphinx without a Secret” (under its original title of “Lady Alroy”) and “The Model Millionaire” first appeared in The World. Both periodicals were addressed to educated, urbane readers and Wilde’s stories were written to engage that same audience. Accordingly, they are set in fashionable circles and concern themselves, at least superficially, with the …

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Markey, Anne. "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 03 July 2008
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