Although first published in 1891, this ghost story remains a classic of Wildean wit and Victorian sentimentality. True, some of the references to melodrama and nineteenth-century Anglo-American attitudes may elude modern readers, but the basic story of a hardheaded American family that buys a haunted British manor house and proceeds to drive...
Publisher : Electric Book Company
published : 1998
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...
Publisher : MobileReference.com
published : 2008
When an American family purchase a haunted manor called Canterville Chase, the young daughter takes pity on the erstwhile ghost and endeavours to release him from his haunting. Victorian author Oscar Wilde is known both as a playwright and prose author. Among his most famous works are The Picture of Dorian Gray , his only novel, the plays An Ideal...
Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
published : 2014
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...
Publisher : Start Publishing LLC
published : 2013
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde†was born on the 16th October 1854 in Dublin Ireland. The son of Dublin intellectuals Oscar proved himself an outstanding classicist at Dublin, then at Oxford. With his education complete Wilde moved to London and its fashionable cultural and social circles. With his biting wit, flamboyant dress, and glittering...
Publisher : Copyright Group
published : 2013
Oscar Wilde's story of the The Canterville Ghost tells the tale of a malevolent ghost who discovers there is no peace to be found when a rumbustious American family take over his ancestral home. This classic tale by one of the 19th century's most celebrated wits is here reproduced in a stunning little book with stylish illustrations which perfectly...
Publisher : The History Press
published : 2011
Oscar Wilde's spooky tale of a genteel English ghost clashing with a brash American family is endearing, hilarious, and perfect reading for all ages ¬† Canterville Chase¬†possesses all of the trappings of a standard haunted country house?including large suits of armor and Gothic paneled library walls. However, it soon becomes difficult to ignore...
Publisher : Hesperus Press
published : 2015
Sir Simon de Canterville has been haunting the residents of Canterville Chase for 300 years - and then the Otis family moves in. No matter how hard he tries, they won't be spooked, and soon the Otis family turns their attention to getting rid of him ... This collection contains the original text of all of Oscar Wilde's stories for children: The...
Publisher : Hachette Children's
published : 2016
A collection of stories, including two of Wilde's most famous: 'The Canterville Ghost', in which a young American girl helps to free the tormented spirit that haunts an old English castle and 'The Happy Prince ', who was not as happy as he seemed. Often whimsical and sometimes sad, they all shine with poetry and magic.
Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
published : 2010