The Sphinx Without A Secret

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In love with a mysterious woman, Lord Murchison one day follows her in order to learn her secrets. But when, after the lady’s death, her secret is revealed, Murchison is left to ponder its meaning.Victorian author Oscar Wilde is known both as a playwright and prose author. Among his most famous works are The Picture of Dorian Gray, his only novel, the plays An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, and the short story collections Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories and The Happy Prince and Other Stories.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

I turned round and saw Lord Murchison.We had not met since we were at Oxford University together, nearly ten years before, and I was pleased ... The Sphinx Without a Secret by Oscar Wilde "The Sphinx Without a Secret" was first published in a collection of Wilde's stories that he edited in 1891, Lord Saville's Crimes and Other Stories. Most of Wilde's work focuses on lower level members of British aristocracy.

"Wishing neither to be destroyed nor to bring destruction among the ... Another story which reflects a human need is 'The Sphinx Without A Secret'. Lady Alroy initially seems very mysterious, going to a strange house and appearing to do something suspicious, although nobody knows what. In "The Sphinx Without a Secret," Wilde explores the theme of love.