Oscar Wilde: The Canterville Ghost



L and o not uite a children s story but not really an adult one long for a short story but too short for a novella But who needs labelsHiram B Otis an American as if you couldn t guess buys an English haunted house and moves in with his wife and four children T A Victorian ghost story by Oscar Wilde 45 stars Wilde A Personal Influence deftly combines an occasionally grisly haunting old fashioned sentiment a smallroplet of romance and a large helping of Americas First City dry wit in this 1887 novella about a rather brash American family that buys a haunted mansion in Victorian England This story makes fun of some British and American stereotypes of theay but is oddly touching at the same timeMr Otis the American Minister whatever that means or meant moves his family into a mansion called Canterville Chase Bone Mountain (Inspector Shan, despite earnest warnings from the prior owner Lord Canterville a man of the most punctilious honour about the ghost that s been haunting the home for 300 years since 1584 Mr Otisismisses the story stating categorically that there s no such thing as a ghostThe Otis family the parents an older son christened Washington by his parents in a moment of patriotism which he never ceased to regret a gravely sweet 15 year old Neutered by the vet (The League of Dominant Women daughter named Virginia and two younger twin boys who would give Red Chief a run for his money has a surprise coming There is in fact a ghost and like a true artiste he takes a greateal of pride in his work you know appearing in various bloody guises breaking up engagements Charity Girl driving people to suicide and such Itoesn t take the Otis family long to admit they were wrong about the existence of ghosts But the ghost too has a surprise or two coming It s a bit predictable perhaps but great fun for a ghost story and a uick light and enjoyable read I love Oscar Wilde s brand of humor Read it online or Alipio download it free here at Project Gutenberg The illustrated version has some wonderful oldrawings 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 February and 2 March 1887 The story is about an American family who move to a castle haunted by the ghost of a Seducing Ingrid Bergman dead nobleman who killed his wife and was starved toeath by his wife s brothers It has been adapted for the stage and screen several times 2000 1390 136 9786006298023 19 The original Wilde Thing oes it againSeriouslyhow oes one not love on Oscar Wilde when he s throwing A Secret Place down the snarkyin this case and in proper British fashion against cocky adolescent cultured Americans and their starched lip tradition trapped English cousins A bounty of clever from start to finish Wilde s tale is charming engaging and pitch perfect For a story less th. Rtantes escritorese todos los tiempos onde se combinan el terror el humor la aventura y la crítica social.

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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 reading this story I was able to relive this story again I like that it is something ark and that the characters are satirical since this generates a balance within the work I recommended it for its landscapes characters and plots A En lo personal me encanto esta novela corta Brute Force (Nick Stone, de Oscar Wilde Cuando era peue a tuve la oportunidade ver una adaptaci n en caricaturas Beautiful Breasts Pictures de esta obra y la amaba y gracias a leer este cuento pude revivir esta historiae nuevo Me gusta ue sea algo oscura y ue los personajes sean sat ricos ya ue esto genera un euilibrio To Risks Unknown dentroe la obra La recomend por su paisajes personajes y tramas A A wonderful ghost storyThe Canterville Ghost is a When You Look Up 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 American minister and his family moves in and it is no longer normal for the resident ghost The story is also about how an act of kindness can help even ghosts find peaceThis one s a fun read 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 tellAn American family moves into a haunted mansion in England but it is they who torment the ghost with their irrepressible irreverence finallyriving the phantom to The Vampire Next Door (Strange Neighbors, despair The lovely charmingaughter of the family strikes up a friendship with the ghost freeing it with her prayer and tearsIt is a tragic tale with a happy ending a wonderful story for a What a lovely ghost story this was This turned out to be the cutest ghost story for me latelyI have read Wilde the novelist this time his story also made a mark When an American minister bought Canterville Chase A British Mansion everyone said it was a foolish Any Girl Can Be a CandyKiss Girl! / Tea with the Birds / The G-SUS Gene decision because the place was haunted and there was nooubt in it But the American minister believed and said that there was no such thing as a ghost and I guess the laws of nature are not going to be suspended for the British aristocracy Listening to it the owner of the Canterville replied If you Scandal! don t mind a ghost in the house It is all right Only you must remember I warned you A few weeks after the purchase was concluded and the family of the American minister shifted to the Canterville ChaseThen there begins the holy terror of a ghost There appears a red blood stain in the sitting room which comes again and again even after wiping it multiple times An old man of terrible aspect his eyes as red burning coal long gray hair fell over his sho. Un antiguo castillo inglés ele Canterville ha sido vendido a una rica familia norteamericana la el embaja.

Ulder in a matted coil soiled and ragged garments with antiue cut wrists and ankles hung with heavy manacles and rusty gyves appears and terrorises the minister s family Many fearful things happened but I was not affrighted as a reader In fact I enjoyed Ghost s terrorizing the family There was an obvious reason behind it The most charming thing about this story is the wit and humor that is wonderfully incorporated by Wilde in this ghostly plotNot only this family faces new experiences in this mansion this strange ghost also faces some odd but very curious experiences with this family that he had never faced in a brilliant and uninterrupted career of three hundred yearsThis was a refreshing treat as a uick read A elightful story written in a very witty way The most Pilgrimage (1920) delightful and colorful character of the story is the Ghost itself and you can surely fall in love with him 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 storyThere is a horrid ghost in a large Manor home in England Everyone is terrified of this Canterville Ghost Oneay the Canterville s sell the home ghost included to some Americans The Americans move in and the ghost Shapely Ankle Preferrd does not scare them in the least The blood stain is simply cleaned upay after Sword at Sunset day There are two twins who terrify the ghost itself and the ghost is so scared of the Americans that he getsepressed and wants to Fair Play (Zephyr Ranch die I think it s funny Oscar s idea of Americans and their brashness and not going by the rules of aristocracyIt is a scary story with humor thrown in and turns the genre upsideown It s a uick read I want to read Oscar Wilde books I love his prose and style and he has a strong voice How oes one get that kind of confidenceThe US is still like the young kid on the block as far as the world stage goes We are having some teenage growing pains It s interesting to see that perspective play out in the story 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 many satirical elements the bloodstain and fine allusions eg on Fuseli s Nightmare A real classic with well rawn characters Recommended for everybody not only Oscar Wilde fans This is Oscar Wilde s first published story in 1887 a year before The Happy Prince and five years after he Cronache della famiglia Wapshot d travelled in the USA It features his oft misuoted line We have really everything in common with America nowadays except of course language It s a curiosity funny but mostly not in a Wildean way ghostly but not remotely scary overdoing some stereotypes Americans and underdoing others what ghosts can fee. Dor Otis Pero en el castillo había un fantasmaUnoe los mejores relatos The Temple of the Golden Pavilion de Oscar Wilde unoe los más impo.

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright poet and author of numerous short stories and one novel Known for his biting wit and a plentitude of aphorisms he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London and one of the greatest celebrities of his day Several of his plays continue to be widely performed especially The Importance of Being