The Canterville Ghost

The Canterville Ghost

This is Oscar Wilde's tale of the American family moved into a British mansion, Canterville Chase, much to the annoyance of its tired ghost. The family -- which refuses to believe in him -- is in Wilde's way a commentary on the British nobility of the day -- and on the Americans, too. The tale, like many of Wilde's, is rich with allusion, but ends as sentimental romance...

Title:The Canterville Ghost
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780744549515
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  • Stephen

    The original Wilde Thing does it again...Seriously...how does one not love on Oscar Wilde when he's throwing down the snarky...in this case, and in proper British fashion, against cocky, adolescent-cu...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    The Canterville Ghost, Oscar Wilde The Canterville Ghost is a novella by Oscar Wilde. It was the first of Wilde's stories to be published, appearing in two parts in The Court and Society Review, 23 Fe...

  • Swaroop

    A wonderful ghost story!The Canterville Ghost is a delightful gentle horror story. The story's set in Canterville Chase, which for many centuries has been haunted by the ghost of Sir Simon. An America...

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    A Victorian ghost story by Oscar Wilde! 4.5 stars. Wilde deftly combines an occasionally grisly haunting, old-fashioned sentiment, a small droplet of romance, and a large helping of dry wit in this 1...

  • Cecily

    This is Oscar Wilde’s first published story, in 1887, a year before The Happy Prince, and five years after he’d travelled in the USA. It features his oft misquoted line:“We have really everythin...

  • Peter

    Great satire about an English ghost being outwitted by some modern Americans (Mr Otis and his family) who bought Canterville Chase. Is there salvation for the ghost in the end? Funny ghost story with ...

  • Calista

    I finally got around to reading this. I heard about it as a child and never read it. Oscar is charming and his writing is funny and he tells a good story.There is a horrid ghost in a large Manor home ...

  • Praveen

    What a lovely ghost story this was! This turned out to be the cutest ghost story for me lately.I have read Wilde the novelist, this time his story also made a mark. When an American minister bought Ca...

  • Gary

    The Canterville Ghost is a charming tale, one of Oscar Wilde's best. It is a ghost story, a comedy and a romance all rolled into one, told with the offbeat, rolling wit that only Wilde can tell.An Ame...

  • SARA A. URIBE16

    Review in English and in SpanishPersonally I loved this short novel by Oscar Wilde. When I was little I had the opportunity to see an adaptation in cartoons of this work and I loved it, and thanks to ...