The model millionaire oscar wilde

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The model millionaire oscar wilde

The Model Millionaire A note of admiration Unless one is wealthy there is no use in being a charming fellow. Romance is the privilege of the rich, not the profession of the unemployed. The poor should be practical and prosaic. It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating. These are the great truths of modern life which Hughie Erskine never realised.

Intellectually, we must admit, he was not of much importance. He never said a brilliant or even an ill-natured thing in his life. But then he was wonderfully good-looking, with his crisp brown hair, his clear-cut profile, and his grey eyes.

He was as popular with men as he was with women, and he had every accomplishment except that of making money. His father had bequeathed him his cavalry sword, and a History of the Peninsular War in fifteen volumes.

The model millionaire oscar wilde

Hughie hung the first over his looking-glass, put the second on a shelf between Ruff's Guide and Bailey's Magazine, and lived on two hundred a year that an old aunt allowed him.

He had tried everything. He had gone on the Stock Exchange for six months; but what was a butterfly to do among bulls and bears? He had been a tea-merchant for a little longer, but had soon tired of pekoe and souchong. Then he had tried selling dry sherry.

That did not answer; the sherry was a little too dry. Ultimately he became nothing, a delightful, ineffectual young man with a perfect profile and no profession. To make matters worse, he was in love. The girl he loved was Laura Merton, the daughter of a retired Colonel who had lost his temper and his digestion in India, and had never found either of them again.

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Laura adored him, and he was ready to kiss her shoe-strings. They were the handsomest couple in London, and had not a penny-piece between them. The Colonel was very fond of Hughie, but would not hear of any engagement. One morning, as he was on his way to Holland Park, where the Mertons lived, he dropped in to see a great friend of his, Alan Trevor.

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Trevor was a painter. Indeed, few people escape that nowadays. But he was also an artist, and artists are rather rare.

Personally he was a strange rough fellow, with a freckled face and a red ragged beard.

The Model Millionaire / Oscar Wilde

However, when he took up the brush he was a real master, and his pictures were eagerly sought after. He had been very much attracted by Hughie at first, it must be acknowledged, entirely on account of his personal charm.

Men who are dandies and women who are darlings rule the world, at least they should do so. The beggar himself was standing on a raised platform in a corner of the studio. He was a wizened old man, with a face like wrinkled parchment, and a most piteous expression.Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories is a collection of short semi-comic mystery stories that were written by Oscar Wilde and published in It includes: ″Lord Arthur Savile's Crime″ ″The Canterville Ghost″ ″The Sphinx Without a Secret″ ″The Model Millionaire″.

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Playwright, poet, essayist, flamboyant man-about-town, Oscar Wilde pack an astonishing amount of work, genius5/5(2). Full online text of The Model Millionaire by Oscar Wilde. Other short stories by Oscar Wilde also available along with many others by classic and contemporary authors.

Full online text of The Model Millionaire by Oscar Wilde. Other short stories by Oscar Wilde also available along with many others by classic and contemporary authors.

The Story: The Model Millionaire by Oscar Wilde. I found The Model Millionaire by Oscar Wilde very touching. Oscar Wilde wrote an amazing start for this story, “Unless one is wealthy there is no use in being a charming fellow.

Romance is the privilege of the rich, not the profession of the unemployed.

The Model Millionaire / Oscar Wilde