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The Canterville Ghost

The Canterville Ghost

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by OSCAR WILDE
     
 

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The Canterville Ghost is a popular 1887 novella by Oscar Wilde, widely adapted for the screen and stage. The ghost started up with a wild shriek of rage, and swept through them like a mist, extinguishing Washington Otis�s candle as he passed, and so leaving them all in total darkness. On reaching the top of the staircase he recovered himself, and determined to give

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The Canterville Ghost is a popular 1887 novella by Oscar Wilde, widely adapted for the screen and stage. The ghost started up with a wild shriek of rage, and swept through them like a mist, extinguishing Washington Otis�s candle as he passed, and so leaving them all in total darkness. On reaching the top of the staircase he recovered himself, and determined to give his celebrated peal of demoniac laughter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148790808
Publisher:
Hillside Publishing
Publication date:
01/04/2015
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Format:
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File size:
572 KB

Meet the Author

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (October 16, 1854 � November 30, 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and short story writer. Known for his barbed wit, he was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. As the result of a famous trial, he suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years of hard labour after being convicted of the offence of "gross indecency". The scholar H. Montgomery Hyde suggests this term implies homosexual acts not amounting to buggery in British legislation of the time. Source: Wikipedia
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The Canterville Ghost 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book haunted my childhood. Macabre and funny at the same time. Utterly brilliant.
John_75-00 More than 1 year ago
This story is dated but humorous and charming. I enjoyed re-reading it, and recommend it for Oscar Wilde fans. It is not fast-moving in the way of a modern thriller, but it doesn't get bogged down. It is a short read. I think if you like Oscar Wilde's writing, you'll enjoy this story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are multiple adaptations of this story, but reading the original piece surprised me. Most adaptations explain how Sir Simon's wife met her end as well as what happened to Virginia when she went through the wall with him, but the written piece explains neither. I found that it was over with too quickly. Still, it is an entertaining little tale worth the hour or so that it takes to read.
seldombites More than 1 year ago
This story may be short, but it is highly amusing. I did not experience a single second of boredom when reading this. I felt so sorry for the poor ghost, having to deal with obnoxious Americans who refused to pay him the respect he deserved. This entertaining tale from Oscar Wilde is definitely worth reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have also seen the movie, but I must admit I think I enjoyed the book more. Check it out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I luv dis book as i do with oder scary books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Saw the movie years ago. Loved it . The book is FANTASTIC!!!
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I loved it!
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I'm so glad that I read this amazing story.
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