The Canterville Ghost

The Canterville Ghost

by Oscar Wilde
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Overview

The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde

A dazzling blend of farce and morality, this play explores human frailty and social hypocrisy. Sir Robert Chilton's secret is discovered and exposed. He is accused of having exploited government secrets for his own gain early in his political career. With this revelation from Mrs. Cheveley comes the threat of blackmail and the ruin of Sir Robert's career. Yet in order to be a successful blackmailer, one's own reputation must be beyond reproach. 2 cassettes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781480503533
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 05/28/2013
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Oscar Wilde published his first volume of Fairy Tales, The Happy Prince and Other Tales in 1888. Wilde was heavily influenced by Hans Christian Andersen, and his well-known story The Selfish Giant is also available from minedition. Lisbeth Zwerger is one of the most highly regarded illustrators of children’s books and the winner of numerous awards including the Hans Christian Andersen medal presented to her in 1990 to recognize her lifetime contribution to children’s literature. Her most recent books for minedition are Grimm’s Fairy Tales and The Little Mermaid.

Date of Birth:

October 16, 1854

Date of Death:

November 30, 1900

Place of Birth:

Dublin, Ireland

Place of Death:

Paris, France

Education:

The Royal School in Enniskillen, Dublin, 1864; Trinity College, Dublin, 1871; Magdalen College, Oxford, England, 1874

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The Canterville Ghost 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 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!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is really a very interesting, well-written story. I enjoyed it immensely.
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I'm so glad that I read this amazing story.
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