The Canterville Ghost (Fantasy and Horror Classics)

The Canterville Ghost (Fantasy and Horror Classics)

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by Oscar Wilde
     
 

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Oscar Wilde was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London, and a bonafide cultural icon. 'The Canterville Ghost' was his first published story, and is now one of his most popular, having been adapted many times. Many of the earliest ghost stories, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly…  See more details below

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Oscar Wilde was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London, and a bonafide cultural icon. 'The Canterville Ghost' was his first published story, and is now one of his most popular, having been adapted many times. Many of the earliest ghost stories, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781447480044
Publisher:
Read Books Ltd.
Publication date:
04/16/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
38
File size:
983 KB

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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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