The model millionaire oscar wilde

It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating. Indeed, few people escape that nowadays. They were the handsomest couple in London, and had not a penny-piece between them. The old man started, and a faint smile flitted across his withered lips.

He had been very much attracted by Hughie at first, it must be acknowledged, entirely on account of his personal charm. First published in World, No.

The Model Millionaire by Oscar Wilde

These are the great truths of modern life which Hughie Erskine never realised. However, when he took up the brush he was a real master, and his pictures were eagerly sought after. It reflects the highest credit on your philanthropic spirit, Hughie. 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.

Why, his rags were falling to bits. When they were married Alan Trevor was the best man, and the Baron made a speech at the wedding breakfast. He has often told Hughie that he will only allow him to get engaged to Laura after he has earned ten thousand pounds.

The story concerns a young man who, although he does not have much money himself, is moved to pity by the sight of an elderly beggar who is posing as a model for his artist friend.

The young man's act of kindness has unexpected positive consequences for him. Why, his rags were falling to bits. But he was also an artist, and artists are rather rare. Have another cigarette, and you can talk about Laura as much as you like.

While the artist is in the middle of painting a portrait of a beggar, he strikes up a conversation. The wealthy man ended up giving him 10, pounds so that he could get married to Laura.

Alan goes on to say that he told the old man all about Hughie, Laura Merton and the condition which Colonel Merton set that prevents their marriage. Plot Summary- In this story, the narrator explains how it is important to be good looking when you are wealthy and that those who are wealthy are rarely ugly.

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.

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 gone on the Stock Exchange for six months; but what was a butterfly to do among bulls and bears? The old model was quite interested in her.

He was very good looking so the father permitted him to marry his daughter, but first he needed to get 10, pounds. Why, his rags were falling to bits. However, when he took up the brush he was a real master, and his pictures were eagerly sought after.

The Model Millionaire by Oscar Wilde

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Apr 10,  · 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. “The Model Millionaire” by Oscar Wilde tells the story of Hughie Erskine.

The Model Millionaire

He is a poor young man, who has failed to build a career although he had tried working on the stock market and as a merchant. 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.

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