Oscar Wilde is one of Britain's sharpest wit and his stories are full of flamboyant characters for which he is renown. From ghosts to generosity, mystery to intrigue, you will find something for everyone in this series of shorter stories for young people.

These tales are descriptive of England in the late 1800's where the author brings interesting and imaginative characters alive through intriguing and comic mysteries. We have three stories at the moment and will be bringing you more in the coming months.

These stories are generally for the older reader and one who has a good grasp of English. Wilde's writing is beautiful and challenging and very vivid, as he weaves comprehensive narrative around his intriguing plots.

Here you will receive access to the three Oscar Wilde video audio stories you see below.

Cecile is the story teller.

You can download and print a copy of each of the stories, take a quiz to check your comprehension and a check your knowledge of words in our vocabulary and expressions section.

"I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works."

Share in Oscar Wilde's brilliant talent!

millionaire model
The Model Millionaire

A delightful short story which shows how sympathy can earn admiration and rewards.

13 mins 4 secs


The Sphinx
The Sphinx Without A Secret

In this short story a man falls in love with a mysterious woman which is driving him mad. What is her secret?

12 mins 42 secs

Crime
Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

A longer story where a fortune teller predictions a murder? Will his vision come true?

1 hr 20 mins

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That's a great lot of English!

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This fantastic Annual Membership value offer, gives you full access to all the authors and all the stories and books, the exclusive community and the monthly zoom Book Club for an entire year.


With total immersion you can:

  1. Listen to an endless supply of books
  2. You can read each of the books
  3. You can learn new words and expressions
  4. You can do a quiz to check your comprehension
  5. You can download the full book for you to keep forever
  6. You can look, and print out the wonderful illustrations
  7. You can communicate directly with teachers
  8. You can meet others who are learning, or who love English, and and write to them on our exclusive community app
  9. You can participate in the English Classic Book Club speaking on-line once a month
  10. You can create your own Book Club in your region!


That's a great lot of English!

And we are adding stories all the time. Every month we issue a new long story and some smaller shorter stories. You will have access to all of this with this annual membership - so you will always have something fresh and new to listen to.


Stories coming in 2021 include - Treasure Island, The Water Babies, Peter Pan, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and more.


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  Oscar Wilde
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  Millionaire Model 1877
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  The Sphinx without a Secret - An Etching 1877
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  Lord Arthur Saville's Crime - A Study of Duty 1877
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