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The Canterville Ghost epub

by Oscar Wilde


The Canterville Ghost epub

ISBN: 1846373050

ISBN13: 978-1846373053

Author: Oscar Wilde

Category: Young Adult

Subcategory: Literature & Fiction

Language: English

Publisher: Echo Library (January 23, 2006)

Pages: 68 pages

ePUB book: 1356 kb

FB2 book: 1372 kb

Rating: 4.7

Votes: 259

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Оскар Уайльд The Canterville Ghost. I. When Mr. Hiram B. Otis, the American Minister, bought Canterville Chase, every one told him he was doing a very foolish thing, as there was no doubt at all that the place was haunted.

Оскар Уайльд The Canterville Ghost. Indeed, Lord Canterville himself, who was a man of the most punctilious honour, had felt it his duty to mention the fact to Mr. Otis when they came to discuss terms.

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In The Canterville Ghost Oscar Wilde's modern prose and themes, with characters like caricatures . The Canterville Ghost is another highly entertaining piece of classic literature from a writer born well before his time. It is one well worth finding the time to read.

In The Canterville Ghost Oscar Wilde's modern prose and themes, with characters like caricatures, lampoons traditional ghost stories.

Indeed, Lord Canterville himself, who was a man of the most punctilious honour, had felt it his duty to mention the fact to Mr. Augustus Dampier, who is a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. After the unfortunate accident to the Duchess, none of our younger servants would stay with us, and Lady Canterville often got very little sleep at night, in consequence of the mysterious noises that came from the corridor and the library.

The Canterville Ghost book. 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 Canterville Ghost book. 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.

I read the book when I was younger but really couldn't remember much about it so I decided to curl up with it one afternoon and reread it. At 126 pages, it took me no time at all and I forgot how much I enjoyed the story. Geared toward a younger audience, the story is about a crotchety old ghost who takes great pleasure in scaring the tenants, maids, and visitors. He'd been quite successful for the 300 years he ambled the halls until an American family moved into the British manor and gave him a run for his money, and ultimately helping him find peace.

The Canterville Ghost" is a short story by Oscar Wilde. The story is about an American family who move to a castle haunted by the ghost of a dead nobleman, who killed his wife and was starved to death by his wife's brothers. It has been adapted for the stage and screen several times.

The Canterville Ghost (Illustrated by WALLACE GOLDSMITH). An amusing chronicle of the tribulations of the Ghost of Canterville Chase when his ancestral halls became the home of the American Minister to the Court of St. James.

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There were many books on bookshelves. The Canterville Ghost was very surprised. He had lived in Canterville Chase for three hundred years.

txt 24 Кб. Mr Hiram B. Otis was a rich American from New York. He had come to live and work in England, but he did not want to live in London. There were many books on bookshelves. There were paintings on the walls. There was also a red stain on the floor. Everyone was frightened of him, because everyone was afraid of ghosts. But this American gentleman was not afraid. The Canterville Ghost decided to work harder. He wanted to frighten the American. He made a terrible noise and shone a horrible green light in the corridor.

This classic large print title is printed in 16 point Tiresias font as recommended by the Royal National Institute for the Blind
This is a classic story in true Oscar Wilde wit and flair. It's both hautning and funny. It's a fairy tale for all ages. In this story a young American girl helps to free the tormented spirit that haunts an old English castle. It's very well written and a beautiful tale for all ages.

Let me start by saying I LOVE Oscar Wilde. I LOVE his work. Love it. I've even pre-ordered the British DVD of Dorian Gray with Ben Barnes since it never had a US release and I trained my computer to be able to play region 2 DVDs. I know it's not very faithful to the books but it has to be better than the 2006 version that was badly acted and made Basil a woman and set it in the 1960s.

My two favourite works by Oscar Wilde are The Picture of Dorian Gray and the novella, The Canterville Ghost.

The plot of The Canterville Ghost is pretty straight forward. A very theatrical old ghost haunts a castle in rural England. Turns out he murdered his wife so he was starved to death and cursed. An American family moves into the castle and the story becomes a funny spoof of British propriety and American commercialism as the American family annoys the Hell out of the ghost trying to scare them away.
The ghost ends up befriending the teenage daughter of the family, fifteen-year-old, Virginia Otis. A prophecy is discovered:

'When a gentle girl can win
Prayer from out the lips of sin,
When a child gives up tears
And the barren almond bears,
When the silent chapel bell
Sounds the ghostly sinner's knell
Then shall the house be still
And peace shall come to Canterville.'

And needless to say Virginia helps the ghost, Sir Simon de Canterville, to move on. There's also a sweet little subplot where she ends up with the young duke whom lives near by. This subplot is expanded in the 1996 film adaptation. Many films leave it out all together. It's a simple story and very sweet though I do actually feel Patrick Stewart's version is a lot more sympathetic than his own book counter part whom at points didn't seem to regret killing his wife at all really and was a bit petty too. Though I do still love the book I ust feel Patrick Stewart added something to the character of Sir Simon de Cantervllle that originally wasn't there.
This is a classic story in true Oscar Wilde wit and flair. It's both hautning and funny. It's a fairy tale for all ages. In this story a young American girl helps to free the tormented spirit that haunts an old English castle. It's very well written and a beautiful tale for all ages.

Let me start by saying I LOVE Oscar Wilde. I LOVE his work. Love it. I've even pre-ordered the British DVD of Dorian Gray with Ben Barnes since it never had a US release and I trained my computer to be able to play region 2 DVDs. I know it's not very faithful to the books but it has to be better than the 2006 version that was badly acted and made Basil a woman and set it in the 1960s.

My two favourite works by Oscar Wilde are The Picture of Dorian Gray and the novella, The Canterville Ghost.

The plot of The Canterville Ghost is pretty straight forward. A very theatrical old ghost haunts a castle in rural England. Turns out he murdered his wife so he was starved to death and cursed. An American family moves into the castle and the story becomes a funny spoof of British propriety and American commercialism as the American family annoys the Hell out of the ghost trying to scare them away.
The ghost ends up befriending the teenage daughter of the family, fifteen-year-old, Virginia Otis. A prophecy is discovered:

'When a gentle girl can win
Prayer from out the lips of sin,
When a child gives up tears
And the barren almond bears,
When the silent chapel bell
Sounds the ghostly sinner's knell
Then shall the house be still
And peace shall come to Canterville.'

And needless to say Virginia helps the ghost, Sir Simon de Canterville, to move on. There's also a sweet little subplot where she ends up with the young duke whom lives near by. This subplot is expanded in the 1996 film adaptation. Many films leave it out all together. It's a simple story and very sweet though I do actually feel Patrick Stewart's version is a lot more sympathetic than his own book counter part whom at points didn't seem to regret killing his wife at all really and was a bit petty too. Though I do still love the book I ust feel Patrick Stewart added something to the character of Sir Simon de Cantervllle that originally wasn't there.
Oscar Wilde, <strong>The Canterville Ghost</strong> (Public Domain Books, 1906)

Oscar Wilde's supernaturally comedic classic has been made into any number of movies (and despite this, I have somehow only seen a low-budget Polish version that was made for television, but which is quite enjoyable), so I've heard about it roughly ten thousand times, but I had never actually gotten round to reading it until now. It's not as spiked with quotable lines as <em>The Picture of Dorian Gray</em> or <em>The Importance of Being Earnest</em>, but it's still snappy and fun, until it's ruined by a characteristically moral ending (tacked on, one assumes, in order to make the book palatable to Victorian audiences). Useless ending aside, however, it's still fun, and worth reading; a short introduction to Wilde that gives you a good feel for his writing. ***
I downloaded the free Kindle version of this story. I knew it was a short read and I found it to be a great example of how a short can be done well. I'll admit (then run and hide) that I was not a fan of The Picture of Dorian Gray. Sorry. I found the Canterville Ghost a fun and touching story. Very well done.

An American family moves into Canterville Chase and are met with a ghost. Instead of being terrified by the spirit, the ghost is tormented by them!! I chuckled often during the first few chapters. Later I felt sorry for the ghost, Sir Simon. I think this emotional contrast was Wilde's intent.

It's an interesting quick read. The characters are rich and vivid, even though we only spend a little amount of time with them. I loved how the story ended. Pick it up. Give it a try.