The Complete Stories by Oscar Wilde
The Complete Stories by Oscar Wilde are a collection of short stories which are extremely enjoyable to read for young and old. Many of these stories like The Happy Prince, and The Nightingale and the Rose many of us may have already read but this book has all his other wonderful stories too which are a treat to read.
Oscar Wilde was an author and playwright of the late 19th century. He was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1854. While he wrote many essays and successful plays, The Picture of Dorian Gray was his only novel.
"You told that old beggar all my private affairs?" cried Hughie, looking very red and angry.
"My dear boy," said Trevor, smiling, "that old beggar, as you call him, is one of the richest men in Europe.He can buy all London tomorrow ithout overdrawing his account.He has a house in every capital, dines off gold plates,and can prevent Russia going to war when he chooses."
"What on earth do you mean?` exclaimed Hughie.
"What I say," said Trevor. "The old man you saw today in the studio was Baron Hausberg. He is a great friend of mine, buys all my pictures and that sort of thing, and gave me a commission a month ago to paint him as a beggar. Que voulez -vous? La fantasie d`un millionaire! And I must say he made a magnificient figure in his rags or perhaps I should say in my rags; they are an old suit I got in Spain."
"Baron Hausbeg!" cried Hughie. "Good Heavens! I gave him a sovereign! And he sank into an arm-chair the picture of dismay.