The Canterville Ghost (Illustrated)

The Canterville Ghost (Illustrated)

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by Oscar Wilde
     
 

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The story of the Canterville Ghost takes place in an old English country house, Canterville Chase, which has all the accoutrements of a traditional haunted house. Descriptions of the wainscoting, the library panelled in black oak, and the armour in the hallway characterize the Gothic setting. Wilde mixes the macabre with comedy, juxtaposing devices from traditional… See more details below

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The story of the Canterville Ghost takes place in an old English country house, Canterville Chase, which has all the accoutrements of a traditional haunted house. Descriptions of the wainscoting, the library panelled in black oak, and the armour in the hallway characterize the Gothic setting. Wilde mixes the macabre with comedy, juxtaposing devices from traditional English ghost stories such as creaking floorboards, clanking chains, and ancient prophecies with symbols of contemporary American consumerism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781105992834
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
08/09/2012
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
688,796
File size:
1 MB

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