ISBN 9788188951635,The Canterville Ghost

The Canterville Ghost


Oscar Wilde


Pigeon Books



Pigeon Books

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788188951635

ISBN-10 8188951633


Number of Pages 96 Pages
Language (English)

Academic And Professional

Mr. Otis moves into Canterville Chase with his family, ignoring warnings from Lord Canterville that the house is haunted. The Otis family laughs at the stories of the Ghost, but soon admits that the presence of Sir Simon de Canterville haunts the mansion. They begin to hear clanking chains, and see bloodstains on the floor by the fireplace. The family doesn't fear the ghost, and in Oscar Wilde's humourous portayal of the Ghost story, they welcome the Ghost into their lives. Sir Simon soon begins to become exhasperated, as the family merely considers him a comic nuisance than a terrifying spectre. He tries to play the role of gruesome ghoul with nearly theatrical panache, and soon is dismayed that his attempts are failing. Can the Canterville Ghost gain the respect and understanding that he seeks, or is he forever doomed to being portrayed as comic entity rather than a lingering soul?
About the author :-
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish writer and poet best remembered for his epigrams, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, and his plays.
Wilde studied at the Trinity College, Dublin, and later joined the University Philosophical Society. He won a demyship to study at Magdalen College, Oxford.