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The Canterville ghost

Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: London : Hesperus Press Limited, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Much adapted for television and film, Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost tells the story of the Otises, a modern American family, who are looking to buy a house in the English countryside. 'Canterville Chase' possesses all of the trappings of a standard haunted country house - including large suits of armour and Gothic panelled library walls. However, it soon becomes difficult to ignore the spooky signs that 'Sir  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oscar Wilde
ISBN: 9781843915287 1843915286
OCLC Number: 921827124
Notes: Formerly CIP. Uk.
Description: 104 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The Canterville ghost --
Lord Arthur Savile's crime --
The Sphinx without a secret.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Oscar Wilde.

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Much adapted for television and film, Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost tells the story of the Otises, a modern American family, who are looking to buy a house in the English countryside. 'Canterville Chase' possesses all of the trappings of a standard haunted country house - including large suits of armour and Gothic panelled library walls. However, it soon becomes difficult to ignore the spooky signs that 'Sir Simon' is haunting the house - the usual Halloween fare of rattling chains and bloodstains. Surprisingly, and hilariously, the Otises refuse to be scared; despite all of Sir Simon's best flamboyant efforts and costume changes: stain remover is deployed to clean bloodstains and oil is applied to clanking chains. Instead, the poor revenant is faced with practical jokes from the two young twins in the family - and seeks solace by befriending fifteen-year-old Virginia instead, perhaps she holds the key to unlocking the mysteries of his being marooned on earth. Told from the unusual point of view of the ghost rather than the haunted party, it still bears the trademark Wildean moral message but the message is carried lightly in this entertaining, amusing and heart-warming Christmas story. With a new animated film featuring the voices of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie (working together for the first time in thirteen years) hitting cinemas at Christmas, interest in this classic story is sure to be huge.

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