The Canterville Ghost (Paperback)

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The Canterville Ghost is a classic tale by Oscar Wilde, first published in 1887. A delightful read for all ages, the story follows the Otis family as they move into Canterville Chase, a haunted mansion in England, and encounter the mischievous ghost that haunts the house. This charming tale offers a unique blend of wit, satire, and heartfelt moments.

  • Blends comedy and the supernatural in a unique way.
  • An engaging story of a ghost's attempts to scare new residents.
  • Witty and satirical commentary on societal norms and expectations.
  • Features vividly drawn and memorable characters.
  • A must-read for fans of Wilde’s works and lovers of classic literature.


About the Author

"Born in Dublin in 1854, Oscar Wilde was educated at home till the age of nine. He attended the Portora Royal School, Enniskillen from 1864 to 1871. In 1874, he graduated from Trinity College, Dublin. Wilde’ s first play, Vera: or the Nihilists, did not meet much success. He refined his ideas about art, its purpose and supremacy, and incorporated themes of decadence, duplicity, and beauty into his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890). Continuing his interest in theatre he wrote Salome, a play in one act, in 1891. Wilde became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian London after producing four comedies— Lady Windermere’ s Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and The Importance of Being Earnest. First performed in 1895 in collaboration with George Alexander at St. James’ s Theater, London, The Importance of Being Earnest was considered Wilde’ s masterpiece and continues to remain his most popular play. The Ballad of Reading Gaol, published in 1898, was his last work. Wilde died in 1900 at the age of 46, in Paris. "

Product Details
ISBN: 9789354401534
ISBN-10: 9354401538
Publisher: Fingerprint! Publishing
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2021
Pages: 96
Language: English