The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde

The Canterville Ghost

byOscar Wilde

Kobo ebook | June 27, 2016

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The Canterville Ghost is a popular 1887 novella by Oscar Wilde, widely adapted for the screen and stage.

“The Canterville Ghost” is a parody featuring a dramatic spirit named Sir Simon and the United States minister (ambassador) to the Court of St. James's, Hiram B. Otis. Mr. Otis travels to England with his family and moves into a haunted country house. Lord Canterville, the previous owner of the house, warns Mr. Otis that the ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville has haunted it ever since he killed his wife, Eleonore, three centuries before. But Mr. Otis dismisses the ghost story as bunk and disregards Lord Canterville’s warnings. When the Otises learn that the house is indeed haunted, they succeed in victimizing the ghost and in disregarding age-old British traditions. What emerges is a satire of American materialism, a lampoon of traditional British values, and an amusing twist on the traditional gothic horror tale.

Title:The Canterville GhostFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 27, 2016Publisher:Oscar WildeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:6050467811

ISBN - 13:9786050467819

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