The Canterville Ghost The Graphic Novel: Quick Text

EditorClive Bryant IllustratorSteve Bryant

November 23, 2010|
The Canterville Ghost The Graphic Novel: Quick Text by Clive Bryant
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This faithful graphic novel adaptation is ideal for students and any readers who want to understand the story quickly. Running 130 pages and featuring stunning artwork, the book includes an illustrated character list (like a dramatis personae) and fascinating support material that details the life and work of Oscar Wilde. This brilliant and often overlooked story is a clever commentary on how Wilde saw "free" America challenging "traditional" England all in the guise of a charming fireside tale. Wilde's clever parody provides an entertaining twist on the traditional gothic horror story. A gauche, materialistic American family moves into the English mansion of Canterville Chase, much to the annoyance of the resident ghost. Wilde creates an unforgettable gallery of characters from Hiram B. Otis and his children to Lord Canterville and the chain-clanking ghost Sir Simon.
Flamboyant man-about-town, Oscar Wilde had a reputation that preceded him, especially in his early career. He was born to a middle-class Irish family (his father was a surgeon) and was trained as a scholarship boy at Trinity College, Dublin. He subsequently won a scholarship to Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was heavily influenced ...
Title:The Canterville Ghost The Graphic Novel: Quick Text
Product dimensions:144 pages, 9.63 X 6.63 X 0.41 in
Shipping dimensions:144 pages, 9.63 X 6.63 X 0.41 in
Published:November 23, 2010
Publisher:Classical Comics
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781906332730

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